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02-16-2018 03:51 AM
I know this is old an issue but I want someone to answer and try together to find a solution for it , I read a lot and no one from HP experts give a confirmed answer, all just tries from here and there.
2215-EIT Failure VA boot record read failure. Ensure Drive with VA Image Installed correctly.
Bios vr 1.35
All started when replacing CMOS battery, something change and now I have this error.
Always this error when harddisk is connected.
If VA disabled from bios setup . another error asking to enable it .
If you log with Ctrl p to mebx ( only when hard disk is disabled) no VA option to disable or to go to normal boot.
Its Something with the bios and its configurations . if hard disk is connected no way to go to boot options as its check VA before and show the error .
Now way to disable VA .?!
Ppl who design and program this bios couldnt find a way to solve this issue ?
A lot off ppl waiting response about this problem.
Thanks in advanced
02-16-2018 04:43 AM
Whenever you disable this options. I received another error at same booting stage asking me to enable them again from setup, i think error 2223 or sometging. And the strange thing that it still give me this error even if i removed the harddisk
02-16-2018 12:46 PM
Honestly I removed tens of bios batteries for other motherboards and nothing happened , and they are not whole PC brands just normal and even cheap MBs. And here we talk about compatible PC , same bios I even didn't upgrade anything .
Searching this (VA boot record read failure) and I got all results related to HP brand .
Is there anyone from HP have clue about this !
02-17-2018 01:44 AM - edited 02-19-2018 03:14 AM
Stuff you already tried.
02-19-2018 03:03 AM - edited 02-19-2018 03:15 AM
As you said, the Hdd is related to the issue for sure, the problem is booting from something other than Hdd like USB will give the same results ( even other HDD ).
The problem that if we disable VA from Bios it will never continue booting and will ask always to enable it first.
The booting sequence check VA in storage ( HDD, USB ) then continue, if this VA exist then you can login to the windows and uninstall it, so you can be able to do your instructions in uninstillation, what i think that it was uninstalled in my situation and when i replace the Bios battary the BIOS back to its defults and asked for VA again , while its not on my HDD then we have the problem, or its been damaged maybe. in same situation new HDD or other USB will not be useful.
-i cant disable it ( it should be uninstalled from windows first ).
-i cant login to windows to uninstall it.
-i dont know if i can uninstall VA from place other than windows ( i cant boot to anywhere anyway in my case )
So my next question is
How i can install VA on USB or HDD, taking in consediration that i cant login to widnows??
Can we ask for new BIOS to instal from USB at Bios setup F10 , this BIOS has VA disabled and normal boot by defult ?
02-19-2018 03:20 AM
In theory there is a copy of your bios on the HDD, and something like this should repair/replace it.
- Plug into a power source using the power adapter.
- With the PC off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.
- While pressing those keys, press and hold the Power button on the computer for 2 to 3 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows logo key and the B or V key until the HP BIOS update screen displays or you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).The HP BIOS Update screen displays, and the BIOS update begins automatically. This might take several minutes, and you might hear additional beeping sounds.
HP have prepared rather lengthy documents,
and there are videos to watch, to cover, seemingly, all BIOS eventualities.
BIOS Problems DESKtops.
BIOS CheckSum error