I am having a problem disabling Secure Boot. I want to connect two additional SATA drives (Windows 10 and XP) and use the F-key option on boot to choose which OS drive to boot in to. That would make a total of 3 drives, W10, W7 and XP.
In order to do this, I must disable Secure Boot in the UEFI.
Asrock has this remedial setup in the BIOS where the Keys in the Boot tab/Secure Boot must be deleted. They have an option to save the keys first to a flash drive so they can be reinstalled if I ever want to enable Secure Boot again. Thereby hangs the problem.
When I enter the “Save Secure Boot Keys” screen and click on it (with my flash drive inserted) a small screen pops up with the USB flash drive, and two other drives listed. I don’t even know what those other two are, I have only one SSD drive with my OS (Win7).
All I can get is a popup message, “Error While Writing To File”, and then a small, gray “dbx” lettering below that. I assume the “dbx” is a hint as to what the problem is?? I have no idea what “dbx” is.
I have tried:
> different USB ports, both USB2 and USB3.
> format the USB flash drive to exFAT. Then the BIOS did not even register the drive, only the two others.
> Physically disconnecting my main SSD drive leaving only the USB flash drive connected.
> Disabling my wireless network card.
> Wiped my USB drive of all files just to make sure that something was not interfering somehow.
> The Asrock manual is totally useless. They have no explanation of the BIOS screens at all or any of the features.
> Two emails over a 3 week period to their non-existent help desk remain unanswered.
> I tried the Asus chat help, and the “tech” said I would have to contact Asrock help. I informed him that Asus owns Asrock, and the BIOS screen said “ASUS”, and in the users’ reviews on the Newegg web site Asus responded to several complaints from users giving the Asus URL for further help. Nope. Wouldn’t help me.
Motherboard: Asus 970 Pro Gaming/Aura
BIOS: 0901 x64 11/7/2016
Computer is home build, runs fast and clean, no glitches, crashes, BSODs or any problems at all.
Flash drive is a PNY 128gig USB3. The drive is operating perfectly, I use this as my “toolbox” when I go to someone’s home who is having a computer problem. I use it several times a week.
First, if push comes to shove I really don’t care if this machine has Secure Boot or not. I can live just fine without it. More of a pain than a protection, IMHO. But….being conservative, I like to have options.
Second, I keep a current image backup of my SSD, so if something goes south I can always re-image.
Third, I notice in the Key screen that my USB3 drive is listed as USB2. Could that be a problem?
Thanks for any suggestions!
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Edited by ranchhand_, 12 December 2017 - 08:26 PM.