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3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    3F0 Error while enabling UEFi and Secure boot


    Hi Guys,
    I got this 3F0 Error and i am 100% Sure that my HDD is in good shape.
    I formated yesterday,
    i try to enable UEFi [Disables Legacy Boot] and the 3F0 Error Pops out.
    If i switch back to Legacy Boot [Disables UEFI and Secure Boot] then the PC starts notmally
    Can you guys help me?


    Pavillion HP 14 e019tx
    8670M 2Gb Gddr3
    3230m , ore i5
    Last edited by eddieleon7; 19 Dec 2013 at 11:18. Reason: Updated specs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Your UEFI/BIOS firmware needs to be set to UEFI before installing Windows 8/8.1.

    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Help Forums
    than
    2a) Clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.

    2b) Clean Install - Windows 8

    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro

    I dont have recovery discs


    i dont have oem recovery discs,
    i will try option 3!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    You can order the Microsoft official HP/Compaq OEM Recovery disks from the HP/Compaq OEM manufacturer's website.
    https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...09543&sw_lang=
    How Do I Order or Download System Recovery Software? - YouTube

    How to Make Recovery DVD
    Creating System Recovery Discs in Windows 8 for HP Computers - YouTube
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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