Dell Latitude 6510 :: UEFI Can't Add Boot Options In Bios
Dec 16, 2010
I have a new dell latitude 6510 notebook and now i will install Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit again. When selected "Boot List Option" under bios settings i see legacy and uefi but i can´t "Add Boot Options" - Warning "File System not Found". Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit is installed and working under legacy but not working on uefi. When uefi selcted windows 7 pro 32 Bit is installed and when installation is finish can´t find bootable device.
I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an e6530. I changed a BIOS boot setting from Legacy to UEFI. Now the laptop doesn't even show me a BIOS screen at startup. The screen is backlit, so power is on, but shows nothing. The drive light flickers a few times, but no matter how long I wait, nothing appears.
I can't even switch it back to Legacy because I can't get into the BIOS. Hitting F12 after power on does nothing. Is there some way to get it back to Legacy mode? Or simply reset the BIOS to default settings?
In the past we've restrict the boot options on our laptops vis bios sequence to prevent unauthorised reimaging of machines. However I've just noticed our newest Latitude e6230 still list all the devices as available despite these settings. Screenshots attached.
2 beeps I thought was a memory issue but the screen doesn't say anything about a memory problem. there are 3 options 1 boot to windows 2 boot options and the 3 I cant remember. option 2 and 3 may be out of order. I have looked in bios for memory test to turn it off but I don't see it. pressing F1 (first option) boots normally and system runs great as usual. 1 other thing, the battery light flashes red 4 times and then holds white for a second then cycles back to the flashing red. this all started at the same time. I tried to do a bios update but im already running the latest version so I get the window that says it wont be completed. the battery does seem to last a very long time as it usualy does, its a 9 cell battery.
I just bought an E6410 tonight, thanks to a 30% off coupon I found.
All of a sudden, however, I'm doubting my purchase - specifically because this machine uses an Alps touchpad, whereas the Vostro 3300 I was going to buy (before I found this coupon) uses a Synaptics touchpad.
The last time I had a machine with an Alps pad was in 2004 with my Latitude D600, and that thing sucked. I mean, it was an atrocious piece of hardware.
So what's the verdict on the hardware in the new E64x machines? Is it painful to use? I found a thread talking about using different OEM drivers to improve the responsiveness of the device - is this still necessary?
Just curious to see what current owners think about this. I still don't understand why Dell's been so dead-set on using Alps hardware since the D-series. My old C600 had a Synaptics trackpad, and I loved that thing.
I bought a ThinkPad 540p that comes with preloaded Windows 8.1. As I want to dual boot the machine I tried to select the Legacy Boot option in the BIOS/Startup tab, but I can't do anything as the option UEFI/Legacy Book is greyed out and locked in "UEFI Only". Below it there is an option called: -CSM Support that is also greyed out and selected as [No]. (below these options there is a little note with an asterisk saying "Unselectable for Secure Boot").
How can I enable the UEFI/Legacy Boot option again in order to dual boot the computer? I want to be able to boot from USB or from the CD Drive.
Everyone: Absolutely cannot boot from CD-DVD even if I turn OFF Secure Boot and UEFI and my machine lists my CD-DVD as a boot option. When I then try to boot from the CD-DVD, I get an error message. (Optiplex 7010 Mini-Tower with Win 8 Pro 64-bit, an Intel i5 3470 processor, 8 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive. It has BIOS version A16 right now.)
I started a thread on this issue in Desktop Hardware Forum - [URL]...
I am new in Windows 8 and i wanted to install either fedora or Ubuntu 12.10 in WIndows 8 64 bit. However, under Advanced options in the General settings, i don't see the UEFI settings tile which shows the UEFI firmware settings so that i can disable secure boot. What should I do, or which other way should I do so as I can be able to dual boot?
I'm having getting my USB stick recognized as a bootable device (installing windows 7 onto a system that came with windows 8.1 pre-installed, no optical drive)
System: Acer E 15 (E5-571), BIOS V1.15 (UEFI)
What I've tried:-Disabled Secure Boot -Created bootable USB stick with Windows 7 iso, via 'Microsoft USB/DVD Download Tool' (on alternate Windows 7 system) -Created bootable USB stick with Windows 7 iso, via 'Rufus' (on alternate Windows 7 system) -Windows 8.1 Advanced Restart -> Boot from UEFI USB Device (No UEFI device recognized)
What worked:-Enabling 'Legacy Boot Mode': USB stick was recognized upon boot and loaded Windows Installation. HOWEVER, Windows 7 won't instal to a GPT formatted drive under Legacy Boot Mode. I've read booting in UEFI mode is the only way to get Windows 7 to install onto GPT.
What I don't want to do:-Format the drive, change drive mode to MBR to instal Windows 7. Why? Because then I'd loose the factory installation of Windows 8.1
I have just purchased a Dell Inspiron 17R Special Edition 7720. It came with a preinstalled Windows 8 (so 64-bit and mandatory UEFI boot). I want to use Linux (more specifically, Archlinux) for work and Windows for games, so dual boot is needed.
I almost completed the Linux installation except for the bootloader: I need to boot Linux from UEFI and didn't manage to do it so far. Here is what I did after I received the PC:
-Disabled Secure Boot; updated BIOS to version A12 -Resized the main Windows partition and created a few partitions for Linux; -Switched to legacy boot mode and managed to boot a MBR-bootable Arch linux installation USB drive; -Installed most of the system switched back to UEFI boot mode, Secure Boot off.
At this time I needed to boot the kernel from UEFI for the bootloader installation program to have mandatory access to the EFI environment variables. So I created an UEFI-bootable Archlinux installation USB drive (with a FAT partition) but so far I couldn't manage to successfully boot this drive from UEFI instead of Windows 8.
I think I really tried every single combination, such as:
different USB ports; different boot entries created with F2 boot setup, with different parameters; different orders for the boot entries; hit my boot entries directly within F12 boot menu.
No matter what, in UEFI mode the system always boots the Windows partition.
Also, I could not find any relevant manual or software documentation about the A12 BIOS on the Dell site, did I miss something?
The solution that the user described in this thread to UEFI-boot to a DVD did not work for me with a USB drive.
I received my Dell Inspiron 15R - 5520 laptop and am attempting to set it up to perform a UEFI boot to a Windows 7 (64 bit) installation. I am using bios version A11 which is the latest available.
If I use legacy, I am able to boot fine to the Installation DVD and install/use the system. If I use UEFI (non-secure boot), it will freeze during the boot process for a long period of time. I do not ever get to the GUI to attempt installation. I have tried clearing the disk partitions using diskpart -> clean to ensure it is not due to having GPT vs MBR and have also tried changing the SATA adapter to ATA vs AHCI.
Alternately, I am able to boot to, and install Windows 8 RTM in UEFI mode.
Before I get a lot of responses of "Don't use UEFI", the reason I purchased this laptop was for the purpose of dual booting between windows 8 and windows 7 for development purposes, and require the use of secureboot to properly test the software I am developing. If this laptop is not able to run Windows 7 in UEFI mode, I will need to return it and select an alternate vendor.
I've finally managed to find someone to replace my optical drive with an SSD (wouldn't want to void the warranty, do we?) and I've got quite bit of a problem here. After installing Windows 8 on the SSD, I get the error "winload.exe missing or corrupted" and error code 0xc000000e. The installer automatically put the boot data on the original HDD, while the OS is on the SSD - and it seems the UEFI can't find the OS like this.
The OS itself seems to be intact, since pressing F12 at booting and selecting Hard Drive starts the computer normally.
I've tried to move the boot sector to the SSD, but it seems I'm missing something... Would a BIOS update maybe work with this?
My Lenovo U430 touch came with a Samsung 128GB SSD. Since it was becoming a little on the small side, I decided to replace it with a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD.
My first thought was to clone the old SSD and then resize the partitions afterwards. I quickly ran into trouble, the cloning didn't work out. So I decided to begin from scratch. So I installed the new SSD and installed a bare Windows 8.1 Pro install.
Although everythings works one thing is still bugging me. For the new Samsung SSD to be bootable I must:
- Disable Secure Boot - Enable Legacy booting
I thought all the necessary codes were a BIOS / OS thing?
I have a dell 7720 laptop, which I would like the Windows 7 install on a SSD msata. I set UEFI, everything is OK, it loads the installer, run the install halfway, and it's the first reboot, the BIOS can not find the half-installed Windows, and start over again ... I have tried everything, I have the BIOS is re-installed. Windows 8 is also doing the same.
The funny part about it the same way I did two months ago and everything was fine, the machine worked, I just wanted to make Windows 7 the next and 8 easyBCD replaced with the sequence, and then he died doing it every since.
Maybe this program (easyBCD) I reached into the BIOS to do a bios update bios reset and not restore? If you do not install uefi, but then a traditional HDD for no reason, and the SSD is not uefi does not work.
I think the BIOS is going to be something, because I see the following installation to set up the UEFI, and partition, but the BIOS does not recognize (ran half the installation and over again to start because UEFI boot is not displayed you installed.) If you set it that boot device is added, it will print that you can not find a file system, but if I turn off the traditional boot then you will find the first installed unfinished Windows, you add the boot list, and then I went to the BIOS settings, restart, and again, you do not see your operating system. (none of what I just set it boot list)....
My notebook pc is installed with Windows 8.1 and i would like to dual boot it with Windows 7 using a cd but when i try it ,there is an error saying windows cannot be installed in the selected partitions as it is of GPT format.
Yesterday I flashed the firmware of my XPS L702X to version A19, which enabled UEFI boot mode. I decided to go ahead and try to install Windows 7 in UEFI mode on a GPT disk. Installation succeeded, booting failed however. Then I read a message on the web from someone who succesfully installed Windows 8 on the same machine in UEFI boot mode on a GPT disk. So I decided to try Windows 8 instead. Installation failed. Using the recovery menu from the Windows 8 installation media, I wanted to try and see how far installation had come and more or less accidentally selected in some "Advanced options" menu to reboot to my USB flash drive (where the Windows 8 files were on). Rebooted fine. Then I shutdown, using the regular option.
When I turned on my machine again, I found out that pressing either F2 or F12, for the firmware setup and the boot menu, respectively, didn't work anymore. The firmware recognised my input, as the text in the lower right of the Dell splash screen became lighter, but instead of entering setup or the boot menu went straight ahead to boot my existing and working Windows 7 installation on my first (MBR) hard drive instead.
So, in short, I am locked out of setup and the boot menu. I have already tried reflashing the firmware, but without any luck. What to do now?
I'm planning to purchase a Dell Latitude E6430 in a few days time but I have a couple of things to clarify before I purchase this laptop. The question is, Dell manual correctly says this supports up to 16GB of RAM. However Dell does not provide/ship 16GB of ram with this laptop.
I would purchase aftermarket 16GB of ram to do what I want to do with this laptop. But I'm uncertain which RAM specification I should buy. Should I buy DDR3L (1.35V) or DDR3 (1.5V) SODIMM ?
This is what the Latitude E6430 manual says :
MemoryMemory connector two SODIMM slotsMemory capacity 1 GB, 2 GB, or 4 GBMemory type DDR3 SDRAM (1600 MHz)Minimum memory 2 GB Maximum memory 16 GB
I recently bought a new E535 laptop working like a charm up to now. Bios access was possible by pressing Enter directly after switching machine one, than came some sort of POST analysis which could be skipped by pressing any key and than came some sort of table where I could access Bios by pressing some key (cannot remember which it was exactly). Alternatively I could enter Bios when in boot menu by pressing tab which switched to another tab where Bios could be entered (also some sort of diagnosis programs could be started). As mentioned in the subject it is impossible for me to do this now, after I did the following:
- exchanged built in HDD with an new SSD (Bios access yet possible) - changed in Bios Setup boot mode from both (legacy + UEFI) to Uefi only (this might be the problematic point but I'm not sure) - Installed Windows 7 in Uefi mode on ssd
No when I press enter on startup it brings me to Windows boot manager menu (you know where you can say start Windows normally or in safe mode and so). Boot menu also changed with a new "start windows" entry (well, this seems to be correct), but when switching to the other tab it is empty now, no entry for Bios setup or diagnosis tests anymore.
This is really bad. I have googled around and tried the following up to now without success:
- Pressing F1 instead of enter - Shutdown laptop, and start with F1 pressed down - starting without HDD - starting unmodified HDD which was originally installed in laptop (which cannot be booted anymore, probably because it was installed in legacy mode)
I have also thought about flashing the bios, but the newest version available on lenovo support seems to be 1.04, but pre installed on my laptop is 1.10, so my version is a lot newer. Should I try to flash it nevertheless ?
I got a really annoying problem with my E330. It came without an OS, so I put Win 8 on the preinstalled HDD. Then I switched it out for a SSD and put Win 7 on it. (everything in UEFI mode)
Since then I can't get into the BIOS/UEFI anymore by either pressing Enter or F1. Pressing Enter still gives me a beep, but then Windows continues to load normally instead of showing several options like it used to do.
And yes I'm aware that I need a cold-boot in Win 8 to get into UEFI ... The only way to access UEFI at the moment is through the Win 8 charms-bar restart into UEFI trick.
I tried already to reflash the BIOS which doesnt work obviously since it's the same version, tried removing the CMOS battery, that gave me a one time opportunity to get into the UEFI with F1 when it complained about the date/time.
Switching to Legacy only leads me to an infinite PXE - something error loop, but I still cant get into the BIOS.
I tried pressing every combination of Fn+F-Keys and without Fn. Nothing works. I don't want to return the notebook, but it's a deal breaker for me if I can't get Win 7 running on it with accessible UEFI.
So I have bought this Acer laptop for 1 year, and it's BIOS came with V1.0 didn't have UEFI setting, the default is LEGACY. After trying updating that BIOS version to V1.13 successfully, I still don't see the UEFI setting, when I check in a software called HWiNFO64 Program, it says my laptop BIOS is capable of UEFI BIOS. So my main questions are....How can I have UEFI setting in my BIOS? What should I do?
My specs: Intel Core i7-3630QM 2.4GHz, Nvidia Geforce GT 640M 2GB, RAM 8GB, HDD 750GB, Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (Will upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro x64 if I can change my BIOS to UEFI boot).
I think the E4200 is a great machine, and I can probably get one cheap off Dell Outlet. My only real concern here is hard drive capacity. The standard options of 64GB or 128GB SSD aren't going to cut it for me...
I'd want to have at least a 256GB SSD or one of the Toshiba 250GB 5400RPM 1.8" drives.
I know that the E4200 has a 1.8" hard drive slot, so a standard 2.5" notebook hard drive will not work at all.
But its 1.8" slot should mean that regular 1.8" hard drives should work in it, no? Surely the computer can use either a 1.8" SSD drive or 1.8" hard drive
Though in all adverts it boasts about strong encryption options, I could not find any way of encrypting the disk other than Windows Bitlocker.
In the Dell Data Protection Console, but there are no options in the Encryption Tab. I even downloaded directly from Dell product site DDP Encryption software (650 Mb !) but in the installation, personal installation option is disabled asking for only Enterprise installation which requires some kind of a server.