Forum discussion tagged with uefi.
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    Question How does the bios/uefi update work?

    if I perform a bios/uefi update, will the update go to perform a clean flash (remove old version - install new version), or will it only update the affected part? if i end up with the bios/uefi infected with malware, will the reflash/update go to remove it?
  2. P

    Question Not smooth fps games.

    Hy Guys! (CSGO) I have a very old problem. When I got this computer, I had a TV monitor, and I thought that was why the game was not smooth. Ok, I bought a 144hz monitor, when I first turned it on and played, it was so smooth for a while (1-2 hours) It stays like that, and since I bought it...
  3. S

    Question D3222-A12 : How to unlock supervisor mode?

    Hello, how do I unlock the supervisor mode for my mainboard? When I press F12 I can enter the BIOS only in "user mode". Fujitsu Esprimo E920 with D3222-A12 mainboard. Best regards, Steven
  4. J

    Question Did I Just Brick my MotherBoard?

    My PC has an XEON E5-2690 CPU with an X79 motherboard and NVIDIA K2200 Video Card. System uses the American MegaTrends BIOS. I installed Windows 10 without any problems and changed the all of the CSM BIOS settings to UEFI. It was strange because when I tried to Disable CSM, it would show a...
  5. Antoin Marc

    Question My new SSD can't boot after windows installation with UEFI mode

    Hello everyone! I have a Laptop Dell Precision M4800 with i7-4810MQ CPU, with the latest BIOS update (the version of latest update was released in 2019) I installed windows 10 on the HDD with UEFI Windows 10 which works properly. I bought a new SSD Crucial MX500 250GB, and I wanted to replace...
  6. A

    Question If the UEFI POSTs and loads the OS, then what launches the UEFI Itself in the first place ?

    So, I know the UEFI is responsible for POSTing then loading the machine's OS... But then, what loads the UEFI itself up in the first place? Does it have its own tiny special boot loader?
  7. O

    Question im looking for a UEFI compatible motherboard for my i3 2120 @3.3Ghz

    Which motherboard(s) would be compatible for UEFI and my listed CPU OS: Windows 10 PRO 64 bit CPU: Intel core i3 2120 @3.3Ghz GPU: ASUS R9 370 (currently using gt620) RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 PSU: BRAND UNKNOWN 450W MOTHERBOARD: Foxconn 2ABF Any other information on my PC is unknown and i don't know...
  8. M

    Question VGA to type-c - low resolution until I unplug - replug

    Im scratching my head trying to figure out why My PC has a resolution issue. I start the PC, and it starts off with 1280 X 1024 (the desired resolution), but once the bios does its thing, eventually the screen goes black and comes back quickly as 1024 x 768. Im using VGA -> type c for the...
  9. S

    [SOLVED] Success or failure of a BIOS update seems to depend on the USB drive ?

    Hello everyone. I am using the MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. I have read MANY forum replies of different users expressing their concerns over failed BIOS updates even though they followed the motherboard vendors' suggested process to the book. Many have even said that when they retried the...
  10. TheFlash1300

    Question Windows 10 can't load correctly, if the Legacy Support is disabled - the screen remains off

    Hello. So, the problem is recent. I used Windows 10 and various Linux distributions on the laptop, and they always loaded correctly, without any problems. The problem happens when the UEFI mode is enabled, while the Legacy mode is disabled. If both modes are enabled, there won't be any...
  11. TheFlash1300

    Question Does Windows 10 keep logs of Firmware events and changes?

    Does Windows 10 record all events and changes occuring in the Firmware, so the user can check what happened on X date? Events - changes and operations performed by the code in the BIOS chip. Changes - acts that change the default state of the BIOS program, changes introduced by the user, not...
  12. NOICE

    Question How to check GPU supports UEFI mode

    Hi! I am trying to enable secure boot, which is required to play a game, and sent an inquiry to GIGABYTE (the brand of my motherboard). They told me to “make sure the video card supports UEFI Mode”, which got me a bit confused. How can I check if mine does? And if it doesn’t, is there another...
  13. Bradharker

    Question Ssd not recognised anywhere

    Hello, I’ve recently bought a new low(ish) end set up (i5-3570k, GTX 560, P8H61-MX) and trying to install windows to a new, larger ssd, however when I set it up and go to install the boot media (usb) the ssd is nowhere to be seen, this is the 3rd one I’ve tried with multiple sata leads...
  14. im_exotic

    [SOLVED] My boot mode is in UEFI, yet I cant boot unless my BIOS is in CSM ?

    I've had this issue for quite a while, but I'm only starting to realize its effect now. When I try booting in UEFI, the boot option appears but when clicked I'm taken right back to the bios, and boot fails. I checked my BIOS type and its still in UEFI. Any help?
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    Question Both computers reboot instead of waking from sleep ?

    I have a Z590 and Z690 both of which won't wake from sleep. They reboot instead. I have tried taking the GPU drivers back as far as v472 the last standard/non-DCH driver). If I understand it correctly, I want to use S0 or S1 state as S2 and up start from the "CPUs reset vector"? powercfg /a...
  16. DestinyEA

    [SOLVED] Accidentally deleted PK key in BIOS

    I did something pretty dang stupid. Googled how to disable secure boot on an ASUS motherboard and skimmed through the steps. I didn’t read that I had to backup keys, so I can enable secure boot again. Now I deleted my PK key, whatever that is, and don‘t have a backup. Can I restore it again...
  17. V01D

    [SOLVED] Tried to enter bios. Switch Boot CSM to auto and then restarted. Buzzer goes on for error code ambut it still boots me to windows in 32 secs( instead

    I tried to switch csm to auto and the buzzer goes ok sign( 1 different beep) then it goes the error. 1 long beep 3 short beeps and after 3-4 secs 1 short beep( not the okay one. Can someone tell me how can I get back in Bios to change it back? My Mobo is Asus Prime A320M-K
  18. thomasst

    [SOLVED] ASRock AB350 - worth upgrading the BIOS?

    Hello, my PC, built in 2017, features an ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard. Since I've been considering upgrading the system (a NVMe boot disk, more RAM, possibly overclocking the CPU...), the issue of BIOS/UEFI has come up. Namely, the BIOS version on my motherboard appears to be...
  19. [SOLVED] Can't enter UEFI / BIOS Setup on ROG STRIX Z490-H GAMING ?

    When i go to: Windows settings > update and security > recovery > advanced startup > restart pc into advanced startup > go to UEFI firmware settings > restart to open UEFI firmware settings, the PC just restarts normally into windows 10, and trying to enter BIOS by using the keyboard keys while...
  20. Azor99

    Question Corrupted BIOS? - Bench Test UNSUCCESSFUL

    Hello everyone! Bench Test Video SPECS: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2H ( NO DualBios ) CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz ( Integrated Graphics ) RAM: HyperX Fury 2x 8 GB DDR4 RAM Sticks GPU: MSI GTX 960 2 GB PSU: Corsair VS550, 550 Watt, 80 Plus Cert. SSD/HDD: Samsung 860 EVO ( w/ Windows...
  21. maplejava

    Question Random chance BSOD, motherboard suddently cant detecting UEFI anymore

    Hardware: GPU: MSI RTX 3070 Gaming X Trio CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x MOBO: ASUS B450M TUF Gaming PRO Old Ram: GeiL Evo Potenza 2x8 (3200,cas16) New Ram (Returned): Gskill 2x16 Tridentz Royal (3600,cas16) New Ram (Current): Gskill 2x16 Tridentz RGB (3600,cas17) NVME: TeamGroup 256 GB NVME...
  22. szilike22

    [SOLVED] AMD Cool & Quiet not found in ASRock B450M PRO4-F

    So I took a look at my bios settings, because why not, and I couldn't find CnQ. I'm currently on the latest (2.80) version, and the latest chipset drivers are also downloaded. Was it removed?
  23. S

    [SOLVED] NVidia Chipset Graphics Cards that will work with Legacy BIOS ?

    I need an NVidia chipset graphics card that can boot with a Legacy BIOS (CSM mode on a motherboard connected to an SSD that is formatted NTFS - MBR), AND ALSO UEFI bios. I found this old thread... https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/will-a-gt-1030-work-with-legacy-bios.3309781/ and in one...
  24. 0Dunxter0

    [SOLVED] Windows won't boot after using MBR2GPT and messing with partitions ?

    The following error has been preventing me from updating Windows 10 through Windows Update for quite some time (maybe a year or so): "Unsupported Disk Layout for UEFI Firmware". I finally decided to give it a go and try solving it, and to do so, I used the MBR2GPT tool in order to turn my MBR...
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    Question Ssd not showing up in UEFI Mode

    I have an MSI B450 gaming plus max for my motherboard. I have windows on a Samsung 990 500gb. Whenever I go into bios to switch legacy+ uefi to uefi, the Samsung 990 doesn’t show up anymore. I am doing this to get windows 11
  26. SparkyTech934

    [SOLVED] HP Z640 Workstation "Pre-Video Graphic Card error"

    Hello. I just bought a used HP Z640, and was in the initial stages of setting the device up at my home. I started by clearing the CMOS, and reverting any changes by the previous owner of the device in the firmware so I could set things up how I wanted them. I noticed that legacy support was...
  27. K

    Question PC boots to UEFI after being unplugged for hours

    Hello there. Recently I've moved house, the first time I turned my PC on it booted to UEFI. So I setup some of my custom settings as they had been lost and continued. After shut down I switch the power off from the outlet (this is every day). The next day I turn the PC back on it boots back to...
  28. B

    [SOLVED] Accidentally updated BIOS/UEFI firmware, chassi fan stopped spinning

    So, first things first, I HOPE this section is where this goes. If not, I apologize. I wasn't sure where to put it. As the title states I accidentally updated my BIOS. How does one manage to do this accidentally? By downloading all optional drivers that Windows Update suggests while half-asleep...
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    Question MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon - Can I protect the boot loader?

    Hey guys! I am using an Intel 6600k together with the MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard. For one reason or another I want to modify the boot loader / sector to change how the operating system loads. ( https://rclaussen.de/veracrypt-boot-problems-after-windows-10-update-solved/ )...
  30. trekkingtyler

    Question MSI not following UEFI boot priorities

    Hey All! I just installed a new Samsung 980 PRO M.2 SSD (2TB) to replace my old Western Digital SATA III SSD (250 GB). I installed the Samsung Drive, cloned the old drive onto the new drive using Samsung Data Migration and then went into the bios and set the Samsung Drive as the first priority...
  31. Heronization

    Question No Bootable drive found when CSM disabled.. Trying to enable Resizable Bar.

    Built a computer last year for the first time, and thought I'd try this Re-Sizable Bar feature for the RTX 3080. However I ran into a problem, Resizable Bar requires CSM to be disabled, and when I disable CSM my Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2tb M.2 Drive cannot be found in the BIOS at all, with nothing...
  32. Buljic

    Question Can't boot Windows 10 in UEFI mode ?

    Hi everyone, hope u have a great day. Here is the thing... Right now I have Windows 10 PRO 21H1 (b1903) with MBR+Legacy boot. System specs: Asus Rog Strix B350-F R5 1600X XFX RX 570 4GB 16GB Corsair RAM on 2666MHz Corsair Bronze 650W PSU Since Windows 11 is coming I wanted to reinstall...
  33. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] How UEFI boot both GPT and MBR drives?

    Hi there, I have a UEFI win 10 on my GPT SSD and a non UEFI win 10 and a linux (kubuntu) on my MBR HDD. I want to be able to boot them all. If I don't change HDD's partition table to GPT, Is there any way to move boot files of my non UEFI win 10 and kubuntu to the EFI partition? View...
  34. deNameMo

    [SOLVED] Is something like dynamic RAM Module possible (Deactivate certain sticks in Windows? Read Description)

    Suppose you have 2x 3200 & 2x 2400 Sticks. This is running quadchannel and in general @ 2400mhz since the 2 Sticks are the lowest freq. correct? If you want to run at 3200mhz you'd need to disable/remove the lower frequency sticks correct? If that is the case, is it possible to utilize all...
  35. J

    [SOLVED] multiple SATA boot drives not showing up in BIOS

    Hello, I just fresh installed windows onto a new m.2 ssd. I did so with all other drives detached. Upon reconnecting the other drives, I can access them without a problem. They appear in my bios, but when i try to change the boot priority they do not appear. I think they may be on a different...
  36. Platina32

    [SOLVED] I accidentally emptied the EFI-partition, but have not yet turned off my PC. How can I restore the files?

    Hi, The problem arised when I wanted to copy some files from my HDD onto a USB-stick. When I selected the USB-drive on my PC, I saw there were some files on there I did not recognize and figured I didn't need them, so I promptly deleted them. However, on second glance, I saw I did not select...
  37. blue_rays

    [SOLVED] How to Disable Secure Boot on Asus P8Z77-V?

    Hi there, I want to clean install windows 10 in UEFI mode on my brand new SSD (250GB Sata). I know that I need to set boot mode to UEFI and disable secure boot. I have an Asus P8Z77-V mobo, and here is how my boot menu looks like: View: https://imgur.com/19ncBQC CSM: View...
  38. P

    [SOLVED] Can't install Windows 10 in UEFI mode, CSM disabled ?

    Hello! I'm out of my depth in this area, I'm in the process of installing Windows 10 on a newely built computer with completely new parts: Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero CPU: Intel Core i9-11900k SSD: Samsung 980 Pro 2TB (Inserted into the M.2_1 slot) I'm trying to install through...
  39. V

    [SOLVED] Changing my only drive from MBR to GBT to boot in UEFI.

    I was considering getting windows 11, so I looked at the Windows 11 system requirements and I saw that my nvme drive had to boot on UEFI to be able to get windows 11. To be able to boot on UEFI, my drive (Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB) had to be on GBT and not on MBR which it is currently on. I also...
  40. D

    [SOLVED] Is my GTX 1050 Ti UEFI ready?

    I got: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC S/N: 602-V809-783SD1701271822