cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
ArchivedThis topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant. If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
laniebelle
New member
3 1 0 0
Message 1 of 2
278
Flag Post

Cannot boot Windows 10 PC with GPT Hard Drive Installed

HP Recommended
HP 120-1123w
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, I have a windows 10 64 bit 120-1123w all-in-one.  I have a 4 TB WD external hard drive formatted to GPT. The PC will not boot when the external HD is plugged in.  I cannot enter BIOS screen to check boot order.  When I unplug external HD and go to BIOS, there's no option to disable USB boot.  I'm not sure what else to try.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

0 Kudos
1 REPLY 1
Dvortex
Retired
Retired
9,855 9,843 924 1,609
Message 2 of 2
Flag Post
HP Recommended

Hello, @laniebelle – Hope you are well 🙂
 

Thanks for reaching out to the HP Forums! I’d like to help!

 

I understand that you are having issues while connecting the external hard disk to your Desktop PC. Now, you are trying to disable the USB boot. Go to http://hp.care/2pdnasp and follow the steps under “Disabling Secure Boot on a desktop computer".

 

Once you save the settings, you will get a blue screen with a 4 digit code to enter. There won't be any box or place to enter the code. You simply need to enter the code using the keyboard and press enter for the changes to take effect.

 

Boot mode change message

 

Those steps should do the trick, let me know the outcome!

Good luck 🙂


Please click "Accepted Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution. To show appreciation for my help, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below!

Please click "Accepted as Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution. To show appreciation for my help, please click the "Thumbs Up Icon" below!

DVortex
I am not an HP Employee
0 Kudos
ArchivedThis topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant. If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here and select the appropriate board.
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation