uefi

Forum discussion tagged with uefi.
  1. S

    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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. B

    Question 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/ )...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. blue_rays

    Question 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...
  10. deNameMo

    Question 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...
  11. J

    Question 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...
  12. Platina32

    Question 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...
  13. blue_rays

    Question 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...
  14. 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...
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    Question 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...
  16. D

    Question Is my GTX 1050 Ti UEFI ready?

    I got: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G OC S/N: 602-V809-783SD1701271822
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    [SOLVED] Fresh UEFI Build, Ram Speeds not same as legacy bios

    Swapped over to a UEFI build of win10 with a fresh install (In case I ever use resizable bar). My Ram (4000mhz 16-19-19-39 G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB) is no longer running at the 4000mhz profile I had it at prior to the UEFI install (on legacy bios) and it worked like that for almost the...
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    Question Windows 11 on Gigabyte b35m with CSM Enabled

    I was trying to get the insider build for Windows 11, when PC Health Check told me my PC (Gigabyte b365m ds3, 16gb RAM, external nVidia graphics) is not qualified for an upgrade. Found my PC/BIOS is confirming to all requirements including TPM except Secure Boot. When I tried to change BIOS...
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    Question Help!?! Boot Issue - Dell Insprion 5675 - Windows 10 - Set UefI to legacy and now it wont even boot up - fans run, but blank screen

    Hi, I did something stupid. i was trying to recover a reset computer. I have a dell Inspirion desktop gaming pc -ryzenfx 1800 1 nvme ssd 32 gb ram fx580. I was using the windows recovery options and on boot, stupidly selected "boot into legacy mode" Upon restart, the computer went dead. the...
  20. killemnoaw

    Question Incompatible SSD for Windows 10? Question about converting MBR to GPT.

    Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard samsung ssd 840 pro 128gb Windows 7 Hi, I am in the process of upgrading my 8 year old PC from windows 7 to windows 10. I built the PC, but my knowledge of BIOS and partitions is pretty lacking, so bear...
  21. aranorde

    [SOLVED] GPT SSD missing when disabling CSM in BIOS?

    Both my disks are GPT. PNY XLR8 CS3030 256GB Nvme M.2 SSD (OS) TeamGroup GX2 1TB SATA SSD (Games and stuff) When i disable the CSM and switch to UEFI, only the boot drive (M.2) is showing up and the SATA SSD is not showing up. According to this post, MBR will not be shown from the BIOS when...
  22. X

    [SOLVED] How can I fix Boot Order for Boot Manager M.2 Not Appearing?

    So I bought an M.2 SSD which I did install fresh windows 10 and everything, downloaded everything I needed, etc. I'm booting correctly to the M.2 SSD only because everytime I turn on the pc I get asked which volume of OS to choose and I pick the one of the M.2, but I got 2 other storage...
  23. A

    [SOLVED] No display after fresh install

    Hi, I recently upgraded mother board and processor, everything went fine but I hadn't done a fresh install which was obviously causing issue with internet stability. I did a fresh install today and decided I should go the UEFI route rather than sticking with legacy mode. Reformatted all my...
  24. R

    [SOLVED] Cannot find any possible way to enter the BIOS on my PC

    OS: Windows 10 Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M-S2H CPU: AMD A-9600 I was looking in my BIOS/UEFI (unsure of which but I think it was a UEFI) and found an option called fast boot which apparently removed the ability to enter the BIOS from bootup. I thought it sounded useful as I could just shift...
  25. Abbeymovic

    Question Unable to install windows 10

    Please am having a serious problem to install windows 10 on my hp elitebook 840 G2 (4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD). I try to boot in UEFI native with my USB CD ROM it will ask me to boot from CD ROM, but if I press any key it will restart and stuck on hp logo. I try using UEFI hybrid it repeat the same...
  26. A

    Question Non-uefi videocard and new AMD system

    Hello, I'm planning to build a new pc on B550 or B450 AM4 motherboard which obviously has UEFI support. (no internal videocore in AMD CPU) Since videocard market is weird atm, I'm planning to use my 10-years old videocard with no UEFI support on it. So If I install it in my new PC, will it load...
  27. jovin_varghese

    Question My bios mode is UEFI, but when I press F2 and enter bios it looks like legacy

    I am using an ASUS H310M-CS R2.0 mobo, Whenever I enter bios its looks like the plain legacy one which is white and blue. When I checked my system info it says BIOS mode is UEFI, then why doesn't it show the graphical UEFI bios that ASUS has instead of the plain white and blue one. Is there any...
  28. W

    Question M.2 SSD has disappeared after BIOS update

    I purchased a 5600X to replace my current CPU, a 2600X. My motherboard is a B450 Gaming ITX/ac, and on the support page I saw I needed to upgrade to BIOS version 4.20 for 5000 series CPU support. I followed the instructions for flashing new BIOS, installing them from a USB within the UEFI, and...
  29. KokoAkos

    Question Windows 10 won't boot from new SSD

    So I have ASUS FX503VD, and I bought Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB. Next to ssd, there is 1TB HDD. Of course I want to do a clean install to SSD, but I have some problem. When I install Windows 10 to SSD, it goes properly in the beginning, and the system reboot the laptop. After this, it doesn't...
  30. GuiRitter

    Question GRUB stopped working on different systems

    Hi everyone. Refer to this thread for context. In 2020's Black Friday I purchased an Intel NUC8i7HNK. In it, I installed 2 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO SATA M.2 V-NAND SSDs. In the first one, I installed Windows 10. In the second one, Xubuntu 20.04. All using UEFI and GPT. All worked wonders for...
  31. R

    [SOLVED] Do i need to change my CMOS battery?

    Hello, Starting a few days ago, whenever my pc has been unplugged from power for a while and i start it, it then starts for a brief second, and then restarts and i get to the American Megatrends screen where it says: Please enter setup to recover BIOS setting. After setting up Intel(R) Optane...
  32. S

    Question M.2 not working

    Hey guys. This isn't actually my own board, but someone asked me to help him. He has an ECS B250H4-M20 mobo. But, the mobo does not recognize M.2 at all. It does detect SATA SSDs and hard drives. So I tried updating the BIOS which didn't work, then I tried getting 2 different motherboards of the...
  33. M

    Question Can't enter bios

    I am trying to enter the bios to change fan speeds, but although I am spamming the delete key at boot I can't enter the bios. When I checked the system information for the bios version, it showed legacy. I went to look for a new version of the bios which I downloaded, but I can't install it...
  34. H

    [SOLVED] Migrate Win 10 Pro from HDD and small SSD to large SSD

    Hi all, So, my current desktop setup is Win 10 Pro with 2 internal drives: a HDD, 2Tb C: drive; a 1Tb SSD (Sabrent brand) G: drive. I bought EaseUS Partition Manager Pro to migrate the OS, but I get the message: "Boot disk cannot be selected as target". Is there a way to make the Sabrent...
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    [SOLVED] Why my laptop's BIOS has no XMP or AI Tweaker options ?

    'Eyo guys, I'm encountering a big problem with an ASUS TUF FX504GM. Basically, I've upgraded my RAM on this laptop, and I have to set the DRAM and Frequency. Normally I would do that via the BIOS or UEFI in this case, however there is no XMP, DRAM Settings or AI Tweaker options under the...
  36. Question Unable to boot gigabyte brix from Windows 10 installed on SSD ?

    I have Windows 10 installed in SSD in legacy mode (not UEFI). I have connected it to gigabyte brix. When I turn on the Brix, its does not boot from SSD. Instead it gives me UEFI shell: When I type exit and hit enter in above shell prompt, it seems to take me to BIOS which lists SSD is...
  37. W

    [SOLVED] It was going to be so easy...

    I have an ageing i7 PC and decided to make start on replacing it with another PC I got an i5 9400F which I was surprised has more cores than the old i7, though less threads It was a bargain with Win 10 already installed. But it had a small SSD so i purchased a PNY 480Gb at the same time with...
  38. C

    [SOLVED] Computer is stuck in boot menu. How do I fix?

    My Lenovo Thinkpad P40 runs Windows 10. I wanted to try out Linux for the first time, so I made a bootable USB drive and attempted to boot from that USB. After using Fn+F12 to access the boot menu, I selected the USB HDD but the screen just flashed black and then went back to the boot menu. I...
  39. R

    Question Asus Vivobook x512u UEFI password reset

    Hello, i have big problem 1 year ago IT guy reinstall windows and set UEFI admin user password now i want reinstall windows and cant acces bios with admin rights or BOOT from USB how can i reset that password without laptop disband. i search and read 3 hours in google cant find solution for this...
  40. alejobasadre

    [SOLVED] Problems setting RAM to 3200 MHz.

    Hello! I've been dealing with this for quite sometime now. My specs are these: Asrock B450 Prime Steel Legend Ryzen 5 2600 Corsair Vengeance DDR4 LPX 2x8gb 3200MHz I have both sticks in their respective slots for a dual channel setup (A2/B2), and I'm trying to make them run that way. The...