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#1 Plumber

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:57 AM

Sorry that this might be long winded but here goes.I had an Asus M11BB desktop.I had a program that that would rollback the OS to factory settings.I got a bad virus so I

tried to go back to factory.Seemed to work ok untill I lost power and was never able to boot again.I took it to the local computer store and he said that the hard drive was split into 6 partitions probably due to the rollback.Ok so he fixed the hard drive but for the life of him could not get it to boot from CD.I told him that I tried every suggestion from this site and also google and I couldn't either.Anyway he told me he could only boot from a flash drive and it had to be formatted UEFI-GPT.I got it back and it seems to work fine so I gave it to my Daughter.My question is:does his explanation sound right and how can I tell how a partition is formatted,thank-you.



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Posted 03 August 2014 - 10:54 AM

Booting a CD on UEFI is hard but not impossible. You have to add certain files to the bootable image in order for the boot to happen on a UEFI computer. USB is easier. Normally, to boot a CD on a UEFI computer, you have to change the mode in BIOS from UEFI to Legacy. On Windows 8, Secure boot also has to be disabled and Fastboot if it is enabled.

 

You can see your formatted partitions in Disk Management.


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:10 PM

Thank-you for the reply.






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