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#1 rozzer

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:53 AM

Windows 8.1/Linux Mint

 

Hi

I’ll try and explain as briefly & simply as possible.

My boot order is ODD/USB/HD, boot speed normal & Secure boot disabled

but when i try to boot a disk you can hear the drive activate, start to spin slowly

and then full speed by this time Windows has already loaded on the desktop.

I tried and tried but without success.

But then a curious thing happened!!

While I was still in Windows and the disk was still in the drive but not

running I went to my PC Settings navigated to the UEFI screen and entered

the BIOS/UEFI. I checked all the settings again and it is as above and when I

click to exit the disk bursts into life and boots into ‘Linux’ in this case.

 

Any help or advice appreciated

 

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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:11 AM

Look in UEFI for a setting called Legacy or CSM boot. Not many disks can boot with UEFI enabled even with SecureBoot disabled.

 

What is the make and model of the computer. Most modern computers can access a boot menu at startup that will let you pick the boot device. 



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Posted 07 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

Hi JohnC_21

 

the only reference to Legacy is USB Legacy Emulation (enabled)

 

It's a Toshiba Satellite

Model Number  C850-F0055

 

I'm not sure if there's a problem with the drive as I've had issues with audio

disk also and sometimes it's sounds like '2 skeletons fighting on a tin roof,

well maybe not that bad lol

 

Cheers


Edited by rozzer, 07 July 2016 - 09:23 AM.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 09:51 AM

You are right in that it is probably a problem with the optical drive. You can create a bootable USB flash drive that can boot an iso with UEFI enabled by running Rufus. Attach the flash drive and run Rufus. Make sure your flash drive shown in the first box. Select MBR partition scheme for BIOS and UEFI. If you are using a Windows 8 or 10 iso then select GPT partition scheme. 

 

Leave all boxes as checked. Where you see FreeDos select iso image in the dropdown box, click the icon, and browse to the iso file. Press Start. Backup any data on the flash drive first. 

 

Attach the flash drive and tapping F12 at boot should give you a list of boot devices. 

 

If you only have the disk of a bootable install you can create an iso from the disk using Imgburn but if only if your optical drive is not defective.

 

Optical drives for notebooks are fairly cheap. Pull the drive and look at the model number then do an Ebay search. You may need to keep the front bezel and attach it to the new drive.



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Posted 08 July 2016 - 06:17 AM

Hi again

 

Thanks for that info.

 

I will first go the route of checking the drive as I need it for audio and video disks and once that is solved

whether it's that or not then I will follow up with the USB options you provided.

 

Thanks a millions

 

for now Cheers






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