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Oh, and one more thing, can you tell me how to add back usb booting and cd/dvd boot option to the boot manager?

Can I do this with Bootcfg and if so, how?

 

Will need this info just in case 🙂 Since now I know I can probably install windows in uefi mode from the network. 

 

Then I can mark this thread as solved since i'm not gonna try this thing out yet, as i just got everything up and running with csm module. Don't want to waste more of my time on this at the moment 😄

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UPDATE:

New things I tried.  Didn't work.

1) Reflash current bios.

2) Restore previous bios.

3) Flash all possible bios variants for the model.

 

Now, the question remains, why does an official hp bios update clear nvram during the flash process. *cruelface*

 

and secondly, if I take it to a local hp service center, will/can they add back the efi boot entries? I tried doing it myself, I was so near to getting it boot windows 8.1 installation media through winpe with pxe, but it's extremely hard to configure it all so I just gave up.

 

Please, can somebody answer this!?!

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Hi @Yolozz,

 

Firstly a page from HP on UEFI

About UEFI and the Startup Menu

 

To show up as an option in UEFI, a device has to be UEFi enabled. For most CD/DVDs you would need to use legacy boot as there is normally not a UEFI boot partition on the cd/dvd. If it is a UEFI CD/DVD then it should be normally bootable in UEFI. For the USB it is possible to make it UEFI compatible. See the following from the TipsandTricks Forum:

How to create UEFI bootable USB to install Windows 8.1

 

And from the Microsoft TechNet:

Boot to UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode

 

Here is some general information about UEFI from Wikipedia.

Unified Extensible Firmware Interface

 

From youtube, how to deal with non UEFI CD/DVDs, mainly setting it to legacy boot

How to Fix Issue Booting to DVD/CD with New UEFI BIOS Boot Order

 

Let me know if any of this helps.

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Laptop model: HP G6-2104so
InsydeH2O, F.29
Legacy boot: disabled
secure boot:disabled

I set up a tftp server with TinyPXE and booted a modified efi shell 2.0 from the network. Now I'm in the efi shell.

From the Efi shell I saw:

UEFI Interactive Shell v2.0. UEFI v2.31 (INSYDE Corp., 0x100000001). Revision 1.02
Mapping table
BLK0: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)
BLK5: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)
BLK1: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)/HD(1, GPT, 94AAEACD-768E-4520-AED6-ABC2C1284092, 0x800, 0x96000)
BLK2: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)/HD(2, GPT, DD59715C-870D-4D4A-8C7F-A0115920C238, 0x96800, 0x32000)
BLK3: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)/HD(3, GPT, 4255A22D-2CDA-400E-9445-25502A52A7CF, 0xC8800, 0x40000)
BLK4: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x11, 0x0)/Ata(0x0)/HD(4, GPT, C9D25E7B-9C7B-49F3-9578-C1F34E6F86F4, 0x108800, 0x3A27D800)

Press ESC in 0 seconds to skip startup.nsh or any other key to continue.

2.0 Shell>bcfg boot dump -v
Option: 00. Variable: Boot0000
Desc - Network Adapter (IPv4 UEFI)
DevPath - PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x15, 0x1)/Pci(0x0, 0x0)/MAC(A0B3CC7DBEC4, 0x0)/IPv4(0.0.0.0)
Optional - N
Option: 01. Variable: Boot0001
Desc - Network Adapter (IPv6 UEFI)
DevPath - PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x15, 0x1)/Pci(0x0, 0x0)/MAC(A0B3CC7DBEC4, 0x0)/IPv6(0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000)
Optional - N
Option: 02. Variable: Boot2001
Desc - USB DRIVE (UEFI)
DevPath -
Optional - N
Option: 03. Variable: Boot2002
Desc - Internal CD/DVD ROM DRIVE (UEFI)
DevPath -
Optional - N
Error. Unable to read from 'Boot2003' (Not Found)
2.0 Shell> _

So the question is:
How do I get my windows 8.1 on the HDD bootable again, and why can't I boot off any USB drive i've tried? And why are the DevPaths for CD/DVD ROM DRIVE and USB DRIVE empty?

Any help is appreciated!!
Thanks!

EDIT: NEW INFO

Okay, this time I inserted an USB DRIVE to the computer.

So now there's 2 additional items on the bottom of the Mapping table

3rd usb port:
BLK6: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x12, 0x2)/USB(0x0, 0x0)
BLK7: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x12, 0x2)/USB(0x0, 0x0)/HD(1, MBR, 0xD01669F5, 0x800, 0x1DD0800)

EDIT: there are actually 3 usb ports on this laptop, so I inserted the same usb drive to the other usb ports aswell.

1st usb port:
BLK0: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x10, 0x0)/USB(0x3, 0x0)
BLK1: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x10, 0x0)/USB(0x3, 0x0)/HD(1, MBR, 0xD01669F5, 0x800, 0x1DD0800)

2nd usb port:
BLK0: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x10, 0x1)/USB(0x2, 0x0)
BLK1: Alias(s):
PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x10, 0x1)/USB(0x2, 0x0)/HD(1, MBR, 0xD01669F5, 0x800, 0x1DD0800)


The output of bcfg boot dump -v is still the same

2.0 Shell>bcfg boot dump -v
Option: 00. Variable: Boot0000
Desc - Network Adapter (IPv4 UEFI)
DevPath - PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x15, 0x1)/Pci(0x0, 0x0)/MAC(A0B3CC7DBEC4, 0x0)/IPv4(0.0.0.0)
Optional - N
Option: 01. Variable: Boot0001
Desc - Network Adapter (IPv6 UEFI)
DevPath - PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x15, 0x1)/Pci(0x0, 0x0)/MAC(A0B3CC7DBEC4, 0x0)/IPv6(0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000)
Optional - N
Option: 02. Variable: Boot2001
Desc - USB DRIVE (UEFI)
DevPath -
Optional - N
Option: 03. Variable: Boot2002
Desc - Internal CD/DVD ROM DRIVE (UEFI)
DevPath -
Optional - N
Error. Unable to read from 'Boot2003' (Not Found)
2.0 Shell> _
 
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Please, can you tell me how can I fix the boot manager? 

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I dunno if i should be glad i found this or not.. But i'm having the exact same issue under the exact same circumstances as you.. Only difference is my model is a Pavilion G6 2010AX.. Everything you've mentioned is the exact same at my end.. Been pulling my hair out for the past few hours! I've tried half the things you have already.. Somebody HELP!!! :'(

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Thanks!

 

Btw I think it's not the boot entries that are corrupt, but something has gone wrong with the uefi firmware since the boot list repopulates when I network boot the shell and exit the shell. O.O This way I could boot off any media I had connected to my laptop. I can even been into windows this way... when my laptop enters sleep or after shutdown / restart I have to go through this procedure again...

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I sent an email to a local HP repair center explaining my problem throughly and asked them if they could do something about it...

 

If I could get the full uefi 2.0 shell working I'd clear and readd all the boot manager entries, but I couldn't. and... the modified uefi 2.0 shell had bcfg working but I'd need 'mount' working aswell...

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Hi @Yolozz 

 

Other than all the other things tried, there is this process, I just found.

Resolve Boot Device not Found Error Message

 

If that does not help then I would recommend phone support  at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link below to get the support number for your region.
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html

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Steps to fix no UEFI devices detected in HP G6 2000 series system

 

 

Downgrade BIOS to F.0A (sp57981)

 

Upgrade BIOS to F.24 (sp60587)

 

 

This will fix the issue and give you UEFI and secure boot again, it seems the F.26 BIOS is faulty so stick with F.24

 

 

 

Here is the download link for the BIOSes: https://www.sendspace.com/file/5ol0xv

 

 

EDIT: Yes, I know this is an old post, but it seems many people are suffering with this issue so I have figured out the fix and shared it for others.

 

NOTICE: It appears some anti-viruses are detecting HP's BIOS update utility as malware, I can assure you this is not the case and its a false-positive, if you still don't trust my link, search for the BIOSes you require by googling sp57981 and sp60587

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