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stuck at uefi bios screen when starting computer

  1. #31


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    do you think it would fix it if i just bought a new hard drive to replace the old one? because that would be a cheap fix.
    How are you going to install Windows on the new hard drive?
    i could just buy a disc. and use another computer to download it onto and then move it over to that computer.
    that would also cause issues with booting after you put it in your laptop .things are done different these days ,not like it was back a few years ago .

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    when it goes to the bios ,I would then go to the section that says set bios defaults click that and exit saving changes
    Yes, definitely try this. If that doesn't work maybe try rearranging the boot order like DVD drive first then hard drive.
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  3. #33


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    do you think it would fix it if i just bought a new hard drive to replace the old one? because that would be a cheap fix.
    How are you going to install Windows on the new hard drive?
    i could just buy a disc. and use another computer to download it onto and then move it over to that computer.
    I still don't follow? Download if from where? If you mean "install it onto", you don't want to install Windows on one PC and then move it to different hardware. You'll end up with driver issues and activation issues. Have you ever done a clean install of Windows?
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  4. #34


    Posts : 21
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    when it goes to the bios ,I would then go to the section that says set bios defaults click that and exit saving changes
    Yes, definitely try this. If that doesn't work maybe try rearranging the boot order like DVD drive first then hard drive.
    already did try doesnt work.
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  5. #35


    Posts : 21
    windows 8


    how about i just kill the computer and get a new one. problem solved.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    when it goes to the bios ,I would then go to the section that says set bios defaults click that and exit saving changes
    Yes, definitely try this. If that doesn't work maybe try rearranging the boot order like DVD drive first then hard drive.
    already did try doesnt work.
    a little more explanation please ,what part didn't work ,did it even let you set it to default ,thanks

    maybe uefi bios is different ,I actually have never been in a uefi bios screen ,show how old my customers computers are ,and my own .lol
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  7. #37


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post

    Yes, definitely try this. If that doesn't work maybe try rearranging the boot order like DVD drive first then hard drive.
    already did try doesnt work.
    a little more explanation please ,what part didn't work ,did it even let you set it to default ,thanks

    maybe uefi bios is different ,I actually have never been in a uefi bios screen ,show how old my customers computers are ,and my own .lol
    The UEFI BIOS menu on my laptop doesn't look any different than any other BIOS menu I've used. Other than a couple of extra options like secure boot etc. I guess some have a quit advanced gui and mouse support. I have yet to see one of those though.
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  8. #38


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Gamer man View Post
    how about i just kill the computer and get a new one. problem solved.
    Order a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer, a lot cheaper than buying a new PC. Or install the free Windows 10 Tech preview.
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  9. #39


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Do you know anybody that has a Windows 8 Retail DVD. If I use my TechNet ISO, which I believe is Retail, it reads and uses the OEM embedded product code in my ASUS laptop. 8 Core is installed and it activates online with no issues. If you can get your hands on a windows 8.1 ISO you can do this, Activate retail Windows 8.1 with Windows 8 Product key. Once you install with the generic key do this, Product Key - Find for Windows 8 then this Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8
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  10. #40


    Posts : 21
    windows 8


    well i think i am a person who has a problem that nobody else has found a way to fix yet.(if there is a solution) I was planning on upgrading to a much better pc anyway. Thanks for at least trying to help me guys.
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