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oldmanau

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i have a rog motherboard which is an hero vii and i am having trouble with the uefi bios.i downloade a diagnostic tool from the rog site and after running the diag tool it came up and said the uefi bios is not enabled.how do i activate the uefi bios because i downloaded the latest bios and installed it just in case that was the problem.no luck.if any one can help i would be grateful.bill
 

kamisama

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Go into the bios setup and look for an option "enable UEFI" or disable legacy mode or something. I don't have an ROG board handy so can't look up the exact name used, but it's just an option that needs to be enabled, that is now being reported as disabled by the diagnostic tool. Look through the settings, ROG bios'es tend to be be huge so take your time, it's there.

Also do not forget if it's in legacy mode now, and windows is already installed, when you try to boot it, it will bluescreen. There are ways to mod it in safe mode so it'll boot again, but I really do not recommend that, unless you really know what you're doing.

Best practice, if it needs to be changed is to re-install your windows completely. In general there is absolutely no reason today to not run in UEFI mode, unless you're dealing with legacy hardware.
 
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I am going to be honest with my own experiences. UEFI is a headache that was never really implemented properly. It seems to vary from manufacturer, year of issue. It was a good idea but every single system I get from a commercial customer which is a ton and from very different different business environments the BIOS has been set to legacy. Maybe all those sysops are trying to tell us something? Secure boot? Meh.
If you get a system from the factory and use their partition to restore, OK. Otherwise if you are doing a roll your own install trying to get everything to line up, the right drivers, the proper HD format is a huge pain. Why? It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, year to year. It's the same reason outside of Sun's environment (now Oracle) Java is basically a flop. Everybody has their own idea on how it should be and that's not always crystal clear nor is it easy to keep track of from brand to brand.
Policy at my company is legacy to do a DOD software wipe on incoming HD's on customer's recycled systems and it stays that way. As you can see with oldmanau it confuses the heck out of consumers, is very poorly documented and not necessary.
 

jamvaru

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you could try downgrading your bios instead, flash back to a previous version
 

oldmanau

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i took jamvarus advice and back dated the bios to when i bought the computer.it made no difference.i also took kamisamas advice and spent some time going through the bios setup.i found the uefi bios and also the legacy bios but after i changed every thing to legacy it still made no difference.i changed the settings to uefi and legacy but no change.after all this i am thinking of formating my hard drives and starting from scratch.thanks for all the advice this is a great site for helping people like me who need advice so thank you once again.
 

jamvaru

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worth a try
did you try underclocking your memory?
or try installing something else like linuxmint?
if you have a new motherboard or chip you will probably be forced to re-install windows from scratch, if that is what you are reluctant to do
try testing your setup by installing a version of linux to a thumb drive or usb drive; if it works, then you just have a bad windows install or installer
 

oldmanau

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i ended up doing a doing a full restore of win10 on both hard drives.same problem.as far as linux is concerned i know nothing at all about that os.when i know nothing about programs i wont touch them because i am worried about getting into more strife than i already am.i am afraid my motherboard might have a problem.thanks for the reply.oldmanau
 

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Bad ASUS mobo? Good luck with that. Never got their bad taste out of my mouth after they screwed all their mobo owners by not honoring their warranty when the electrolytic capacitors failed. I don't hold their laptops in very high regards either.
 
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