Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

Topic # 192123 28-Feb-2016 09:49
Send private message

I don't know too much about UEFI etc, but I've got a bit of a problem with my Inspiron 15 5547 hopefully someone can shed some light on.

 

I went through and updated all the drivers etc. in preparation for finally moving to Windows 10 on this thing. The last two things Dell suggested to update were the harddrive (ST1000LM014) firmware and BIOS, in that order. I'm pretty sure they both went OK since I'm able to boot into Windows and everything is working but my problem is at boot.

 

     

  1. The harddrive firmware update rebooted into some version of Linux, did some stuff, and then rebooted (through a weird menu) and back to Windows. Checked the firmware on the drive, updated, great!
  2. BIOS update did the same, into some other strange system, updating the BIOS, restart. F2 into the settings and see that the version has updated, great!

 

Reboot for the last time and end up in the weird menu (below) from 1. again... Unless I do something within a couple of seconds it boots into the default option ("Boot WindowsBootMgr from ESP") which seems to work OK.

 

Click to see full size

 

I just don't understand why it's doing this now and if I need to do anything about it. In the UEFI boot settings (below) the first entry is the Seagate Firmware Tool which I think explains why rEFInd comes up. Should I move the Windows Boot Manager option up the order? Is that the same thing that boots when the default option is chosen from rEFInd?

 

Click to see full size

 

Can anyone explain this stuff to me? Thanks!

 

 


Create new topic
911 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 183


  Reply # 1500622 28-Feb-2016 10:36
Send private message

It should resolve when you upgrade to Windows 10.


gzt

9929 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1493


  Reply # 1500678 28-Feb-2016 11:59
Send private message

Should I move the Windows Boot Manager option up the order? Is that the same thing that boots when the default option is chosen from rEFInd?

Short answer yes. Long answer, I would expect the driver install to clean up after itself and restore the original book sequence. That didn't happen. It could indicate a failure in the process, but you got the firmware installed so that is all good. Options a) run the firmware install again and see if it cleans up this time. b) find the hotkey to boot to the uefi boot menu and select windows boot manager. If that boots correctly then change the uefi boot order.

a) and b) may be overly cautious and a) could even complicate things if it goes wrong.better to skip a) ; ).



3282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 208

Trusted

  Reply # 1500689 28-Feb-2016 12:17
Send private message

gzt:
Should I move the Windows Boot Manager option up the order? Is that the same thing that boots when the default option is chosen from rEFInd?

Short answer yes. Long answer, I would expect the driver install to clean up after itself and restore the original book sequence. That didn't happen. It could indicate a failure in the process, but you got the firmware installed so that is all good. Options a) run the firmware install again and see if it cleans up this time. b) find the hotkey to boot to the uefi boot menu and select windows boot manager. If that boots correctly then change the uefi boot order.

a) and b) may be overly cautious and a) could even complicate things if it goes wrong.better to skip a) ; ).

 

That (a) was my first thought, but it didn't do anything different (other than note that the firmware was already up-to-date during the process, so I guess that's a good sign). A quick google suggested that I'm not entirely alone, so who knows?

 

OK, I'll give b) a try later. To be honest, I'm not that bothered, since everything is "working". I'd just like to know what went on!

 

Thanks!


gzt

9929 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1493


  Reply # 1500696 28-Feb-2016 12:28
Send private message

Just a failure of some kind in the install wrapper logic.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.