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Windows 7: UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?

25 Dec 2013   #11
Arc

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I failed to find the CSM settings Searched everywhere in the setup.

Will use the legacy BIOS only, till I get new storage discs.


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25 Dec 2013   #12
Brink

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Odd.

Was the storage disk an active boot disk, that could be messing with your UEFI drive booting?

Found your CSM setting in your UEFI/BIOS settings. It starts at page 22 in the mobo manual.
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H61M-DS2 DVI (rev. 1.0)

English PDF: http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...-ds2-dvi_e.pdf
UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-uefi.jpg


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25 Dec 2013   #13
theog

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From Both Microsoft Hotfix.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Microsoft
SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:•You attach a storage device that has more than four partitions to a computer that has the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) mode enabled.
•You insert a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation DVD into a drive of the device, and then you start the computer from the DVD.
•You receive the following message during the startup process, and then you press a key:

Press any key to boot from CD/DVD

In this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:



Boot failed.
To have more than four Partition, you would need to have one or more Logical partitions or Linux partitions.

Do you have any Logical partitions or Linux partitions?
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25 Dec 2013   #14
Arc

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Hi Shawn, here is what I get, all in these two consecutive pictures

UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-dscn2088.jpg
UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-dscn2089.jpg

Ray, I have logical partitions. Is it the reason behind that issue?

Edit: Shawn, none of the storage discs have any active boot partition.


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25 Dec 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I guess you have a different rev # of the mobo.
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25 Dec 2013   #16
gregrocker

 

I notice the Boot Option is set to SATA so I'm assuming you have changed to Legacy Mode there?

What other settings are available for OS Type, Boot Mode Selection, Storage Boot Option control, System Mode State?
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25 Dec 2013   #17
Arc

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Yes, Greg. When I failed to find CSM, I set everything back to Legacy, as it provides a situation that works as per my requirements and existing situation.

Here is the screenshots:

OS Type:
UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-os-type.jpg
Boot Mode Selection:
UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-boot-mode.jpg
Storage Boot Option Control:
UEFI and MBR storage disc: Windows is no longer bootable?-storage-boot.jpg
System Mode State is never accessible, always grayed out.


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25 Dec 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

Did you try Boot Option UEFI only, Storage Boot option Disabled or Legacy? Do you get more or other choices if you set those?

Did an older BIOS version have CSM settings, which they cut out in the latest version due to 8 crapware supremacy?
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25 Dec 2013   #19
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Greg, actually I have tried almost all possible and combinations. All resulted the same.

There is an older BIOS version, Version F1, with which the board came. But that version was much more painful to configure, and with this F2 version it is now easier to deal with the setup. Actually I forgot what options was persent there
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25 Dec 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

Do you notice any faster boot with Win7 which is the main selling point they give for UEFI? I never do. I consider it more crapware getting in the way of smooth sailing.
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