Forum discussion tagged with uefi.
  1. D

    Question Intel iGPU stopped working via HDMI while PC was on - cannot restore ?

    Hi, my PC is using a z490 A-PRO motherboard. Up until recently I was running a dual monitor setup using my Geforce GPU and my Intel iGPU just fine (BIOS had IGD Dual Monitor enabled). I stepped away for a short moment and I returned to see that the HDMI connected to my intel graphics no longer...
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    Question [SOLVED]Trying to improve NVidia performance on Arch led to failure to boot

    Specs: Asus TUF X570 Plus WiFi MOBO AMD Ryzen 7 5800x NVidia GTX1080 (latest drivers) Monitor connected via display port Latest standard kernel I'm in over my head. Bottom line is, I was taking some of the steps listed on the "Improving Performance" and "Gaming" pages on the Arch Wiki, and it...
  3. thewindows8team

    Question UEFI First video policy causes BIOS to get stuck on splash screen ?

    im trying to disable CSM as i dont need it at all, when i try setting it to Disabled it says that i need to set video oprom policy to UEFI First first and reboot. when i do that, it gets stuck on the B2 post code and doesnt boot. sometimes after like 5 minutes it does boot but only into windows...
  4. stunnathestunner

    Question Black screen after UEFI file boot ?

    Hey everyone, Im trying to boot a UEFI file through a usb on my PC which was going fine until I stumbled upon a weird problem. Now Ive got everything setup correctly in the USB but for some reason the prompt just turns into a black screen instead of asking me to unplug the USB and then booting...
  5. kyrillos1948


    Hello(Sorry for my bad english) i have problem with gtx750 ti i cant choose UEFI and when i choose it this happens View: https://imgur.com/a/hO2507b it says there is no GOP i have B560M-A PRO (MS-7D20) boeard and intel i5 11400 i just plug it and remove GPU and when i start the pc and open...
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    Question Bootable USB created in Windows boots right into UEFI

    My windows 10 install is completely borked. I tried creating a Linux distro usb but got booted right into UEFI. Tried a W10 usb via media tool, right into UEFI. Why is this happening? It's an ASUS notebook with Windows 10 Pro installed (originally home). I once installed a Hackintosh on it...
  7. N

    Question Unable to boot with UEFI Bios with M.2 SSD

    So, spent all night and this entire morning trying to get the desktop I built yesterday to boot with UEFI Bios. I have a SSD from my old desktop with Windows 10 Pro installed and when plugging it into the new desktop, it works fine and boots as normal. My new SSD is also discovered in bios and...
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    Question Windows won't boot after power cut. Windows installation USB won't boot either

    A few months ago, a very brief power outage occurred while I was using Windows 10. It lasted less than a second and when I turned my computer on again, it booted into Ubuntu, which was installed on an old HDD that I rarely used, instead of my Windows SSD, which used to be the default boot...
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    Question Black screen with cursor on boot after attempting EFI partition migration ?

    I have three disks: C, an SSD where my Windows installation lives. D, a large slower HD which I use for storage. E, a fancy new M2 with 1TB space Both C and D have been in the machine since I got it almost a decade ago. However, I have an ASUS Z97K motherboard, which was one of the very first...
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    Question Sata Ports

    Hi, I have an old system that I built in 2013. The system specs are as follows: Windows 10 Home 64bit Intel Core i7 4770k Asus Tuf Z87 SABERTOOTH PNY 250 GB SSD Corsair Platinum 16GB 1600mhz Dram Asus Dual OC RTX 2770 8GB Corsair 500w gold plus PSU Sama Mid Tower Case The system had been...
  11. V

    Question Help with Windows 11 Device Security ?

    My Specs are: - MSi A520M-A PRO Motherboard updated to latest Bios - Gamemax RPG Rampage 700W PSU 80 Plus Bronze. - AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Processor with its stock Fan Cooler. - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Graphics - 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 3200MHz - 1TB M2 NVME SSD I see enabled: - Core...
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    Question Tiny UEFI change permanently destroys PC

    Asus 2012 UEFI 16GBDDR3 Laptop N56V(z) Veracrypt version from april 2023 Win10 22H2 Pro Encrypted C Windows system partition, then deleted all partitions on disk, then in UEFI, removed Veracrypt in boot menu. It never booted since then. It is always black screen, 100% black, never any text of...
  13. realet

    Question Boot failure when new M.2 SSD is installed ?

    Hey there, i‘ve been having an odd issue. I was trying to replace the 256gb ssd on my Zenbook 14 (UM431DA) with a 1tb ssd that I had lying around. The old one is a sk hynix HFM256GDJTNG, and the new one is a SanDisk SDSSDH3N-1T00. It seems as though they would be compatible because both...
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    Question SATA hard disks not detected after MoBo upgrade

    Hi y'all! I updated my mobo from Asus B350 Prime Plus to Asus TUF Gaming B550 Plus and since neither of my SATA disks are detected by BIOS or Windows. I have enabled CSM as many guides.. well, guide and every SATA port (?) individually in the BIOS. Tried a different power cable as a long...
  15. MasterCookieUY

    Question Lenovo Thinkcentre M93: two beeps after changing from Legacy to UEFI, no display and no POST ?

    Some days ago a friend of mine gave me his Lenovo Thinkcentre M93 to fix something related to drivers, screen resolution and told me someone changed something in the BIOS. PC would boot until I entered the BIOS and without thinking I changed boot options from Legacy to UEFI. After saving and...
  16. N

    Question Asus Tuf Dash F15 ---- unable to start Linux install from UEFI pendrive ?

    Hi all, I am trying to install a linux OS (with kernel 4.12) via USB on my Asus Tuf Dash F15 (FX517ZM). Basically when I select to boot from that pendrive I just get a black screen with a dash. This is very strange, I have never seen it before. I have tried all possible UEFI setting options...
  17. N

    Question Unable to access to UEFI after switching to AHCI - only grub recovery mode

    Hi all, I have an ASUS Vivobook. I was trying to install Linux, and since the installation process was not working (it remained stuck during the loading of the OS installer) I tried to change an option in the laptop UEFI (as suggested on the net). I don't recall the specific option name, but I...
  18. rrkitunk

    Question PC always stuck in BIOS loading screen

    Hello folks, at some point some weeks ago my pc would only go to a pre-windows loading screen where it will stay stuck. There is a Font "Pro Series", i have the mainboard "MSI X570-A PRO". It will simply keep spinning the loading animation. When i press F11 early enough, i can get into the bios...
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    Question Did Windows kill my motherboard?

    Mobo is the Asus Z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 This all started after a blessed Windows update: 2022-08 Security Update for Windows 10 KB5012170: What it is: Security Update for Secure Boot DBX "Windows devices that has Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) based firmware can run with Secure...
  20. Celsey

    Question Windows Very Fast Fan Speed Issue

    RAM 8gb 1600mhz ddr3 single channel Amd Radeon HD 7770 2gb Anakart ASUS P8H77-M LE Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-M LE Intel i7 3770k Windows 10 Hello this is my specs, if i use custom windows or other os (except windows 10) fans are working very fast, i think its driver or some bios settings issue...
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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?
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    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...
  23. 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
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    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...
  25. 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...
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    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?
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    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...
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    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...
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    [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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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
  38. 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...
  39. O

    [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...
  40. 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...