I have a Lenovo H30-00 90C2000FUS with UEFI and Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I wouldn't wish this system on my worst enemy.
Windows 8.1 is a piece of junk and Lenovo piled on all sorts of crapware so I'm going to have to do some reconfiguring. The first thing I noticed is that UEFI prevents me from booting from CD or DVD.
These are my current UEFI settings and the results of some of my boot attempts. What do I need to change the UEFI settings to?
CSM is enabled
SATA controller is enabled
Secure boot is disabled
Boot priority is DVD, HD/legacy, UEFI
Linux Mint 17 - boots and runs
Windows 7 install disk - boots and runs
Norton Ghost 15 - sometimes boots and runs
DriveImage XML - sometimes boots and runs
I should be happy with those results but
Acronis True Image 8 (my choice of backup) - "Unable to load Linux kernel. Press <Enter> to reboot ..."
BartPE (Windows XP) - BSOD with error in acpi.sys
Windows XP install disk - BSODwith error in acpi.sys
I don't plan to install XP so that doesn't bother me as much as the principle but I would like to get Acronis to boot.
The computer is shut down for the night but I'll try and reasonable suggestions tomorrow morning.