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Hello. I've had Windows 8 on my HP Pavilion P6-2143w for a year or so now. I just bought a new GPU (was running MSI 8800GT), a GTX770, and realized that the 770 is incompatible with UEFI, and doesn't boot past the POST. So I figured turning my Legacy mode on would fix the issue. But I don't have a UEFI firmware settings on my advanced restart screen. I am using UEFI, because my MBR (Master Boot Record) points to a .efi file, but I still do not have the BIOS option for Secure Boot, or the Advanced restart tile for UEFI firmware settings.
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Hi,

 

I have a 2012 HP PC using UEFI also. Limited UEFI, no option to disable secure boot or enable legacy boot.

 

This post describes a similar issue to yours. No UEFI support on the GTX770.

 

His solution was to flash the GTX firmware.

 

Quote, Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I finally got it working. The physical install was fine, and it actually had nothing to do with the secure boot feature. I ended up flashing the firmware on the GTX 770 itself, which was a step I wasn't originally anticipating since I had never seen anyone mention it on here or anywhere else. For anyone else that may have this issue in the future, the fix can be found on the MSI forums, just a quick google search will find it. It involves creating a DOS bootstick and loading the vbios for the card onto it. Once again, I appreciate the help guys!

 

 

Check the manufacturer for a firmware update.

 

Jaco

 

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Thanks for the lengthy response. This is where I'm stuck. I've read a ton these past two days about the VBios, and flashing the card itself. Just one issue, my card is NVidia Manufactured, meaning it didn't come from MSI or EVGA. Its the stock one. NVidia doesn't have an option to flash, sadly. I'll see what I can do though.
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Hi,

 

That is a problem. Some cards will refuse to run on UEFI.

 

Can you return the card?

 

Jaco

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I'd absolutely hate to have to return it (been waiting all year for this), I'm looking up some vbios alternatives, but so far, no avail. Its quite odd I can't even enable legacy on my system. I'm using a .EFI for boot, but no legacy mode anywhere.
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So I've been hesitant. I've had too many issues upgrading already. I was wondering if a new case and Motherboard would work.
Case;
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z No PS Mid Tower

Mobo; MSI Computer Corp. A75MA-G55
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Hi,

 

You're absolutely right. My h8 1380t is the same.

 

You will have to purchase a UEFI card if you cannot flash the 770 to enable UEFI support.

 

Please see this post. Unfortunately you have a different problem; your card does not support UEFI.

 

In Nvidia does not offer support you cannot use the GTX770 on your PC.

 

Jaco

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Hi,

 

The MSI board uses UEFI?

 

Jaco

 

 

 

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Yes, but supports Legacy too.
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Hi,

 

It is an option.

 

Jaco

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