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Can't boot with UEFI

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by leachim, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. leachim

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    Acer laptop - fresh install of Win 10

    Had to change BIOS to boot from legacy as it was from a DVD

    All installed OK

    Go back to BIOS to change to boot from UEFI and Secure Boot, and it won't boot

    Thought it was best on UEFI and Secure Boot ?

    Any Ideas - Thanks
     
  2. BLKBRD37

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    I've got a similar problem. HP laptop but can't access BIOS! Any suggestions. Thanks.
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  3. Seth Anthony

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    I've seen this many times before. Here's the solution:

    In the bios, restore the defaults, confirm secure boot is enabled, save the changes, then see if it boots.

    If it doesn't, then don't bother with it and just put it back on Legacy boot.
     
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  4. leachim

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    Thanks
    Didn't work sadly
    What effect does Legacy have on the running of Windows
     
  5. Seth Anthony

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    Legacy or EUFI isn't going to matter. With the latter you might get a slightly quicker boot time, but that's about it.

    Anyway, if the defaults didn't work then make sure:

    1) Secure boot and/or EUFI is disabled, then you should be able to change the boot order so the hard drive is first.

    Also in the BIOS, enable the F12 boot menu. Then, to make sure the boot files are ok, press F12 as soon as you power it up and you should see the hard drive as a boot option.
     
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    That's a completely different problem:)

    Please start your own thread as it would be confusing to address 2 different issues in one thread.
     
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    Thank you, Seth. Will comply.
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