Lenovo U/S Series :: Windows 8.1 On IdeaPad U330 - Secure Boot Not Being Configured

Oct 19, 2013

Yesterday, I updated to win 8.1.  The process appeared to go smoothly, but I now have a number of issues:
1  If I close the lid and reopen, the sytem does not wake up.   It does not wake up if I press the power button.  All I can do is a hard shutdown and reboot.  This occasionally gives an error message on restart, but has not produced any solutions.
2 There is a message about secure boot not being configured
3 The support app has a cross on it and won't work
No doubt there are other problems, but number 1 is the killer....

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But if I re-enter the BIOS either after booting into an OS or simply re-entering the BIOS, Secure Boot is back on:

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I have also tried to disable "OS Optimzed Defaults" but it also returns to enabled after a restart.

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3. PCI LAN: Realtek PXE B03 D00

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In BIOS Page Security I have
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I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook. I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. 
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I also set USB as first boot priority in BIOS setting, of course. But when the installation began, I canceled them all and restarted my laptop but found it troubled.

Here is its error report.

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