UFEI / Legacy settings

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UFEI / Legacy settings

Postby elduderino » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:21 pm

Hi
Windows 8.1 Standard/ Packard bell Easynote TE Laptop

Just had to replace the 500GB SATA HDD .

Had to change UFEI to legacy in BIOS.

Created a Win8.1 DVD using these instructions http://us.hardware.info/reviews/3490/how-to-installing-windows-8-without-product-key. Which allowed me to install without product key (as that’s in the BIOS, & needed an install to recover Product key from BIOS using “pkeyui.exe, View product key in MSDM table”. Then able to activate.

Only one problem when installing from Win 8.1 DVD got error message” Error 0xc00000e9 There was a problem with a device connected to your PC An unexpected I/o error has occurred.”.
Finally solved it by booting from USB stick. Hope this helps anybody getting the same error.
Laptop works fine, but can only boot with legacy setting in BIOS.
Unable to boot with UFEI setting (“No bootable device present”). Just wondered if there is a way to correct this, or is it not worth bothering with.

Just remembered,
Pressing F12 at at boot for boot menu Brings error "no bootable device"

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Postby evasive » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:18 am

what did you replace the disk with?
what brand/model was the original and what brand/model is the new one?
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Postby elduderino » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:38 am

Hi evasive

Thanks for the reply.

The original HDD is an Hitachi 500GB HTS545050A7E380

Replacement HDD is a Samsung 500GB ST500LM012

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Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:06 am

May be a cylinder count problem with the BIOS. The BIOS may be limited to certain drive types, and the new drive may not be compatible.
Or the system requires a specific "driver" to be fully compatible.
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Postby elduderino » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:04 am

Hi Karlsweldt

Thanks for the reply.

Do you think there will come a time when board makers will remove the legacy settings from the BIOS.
Because without it(in this instance), it would have made things difficult.

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Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:19 am

Some "legacy" features will always exist.. especially concerning the BIOS. Most port features will be retained, although USB is now dominant. The floppy disk is near 'extinct' as far as use, but is still needed in rare cases.
The older 8-bit programs are truly obsolete, but 16-bit programs are still in use. Think of the CNC machines! And command-prompt mode. Serial ports are rarely found on a computer today, but the port 'header' may be present.. as too the control settings. The parallel or printer port is in the same status. The older ISA slot is no longer used for device features, and the PCI slot is seldom used. AGP video is on its way out. The ancient IBM 'micro channel' design is obsolete.. as too the EISA alternate design.
PC video once was digital.. as in the CGA class. Then analog video dominated, with EGA and VGA. Now we do a return to pure digital video.. but much better quality.
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