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skeltonmod
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Lenovo 15iby UEFI won't read HDD

after performing a cleanup (deleting all the bloated lenovo recovery partition) UEFI won't recognize my HDD anymore

while BIOS can recognize the HDD with no problem.

 

 

~cheers

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Re: Lenovo 15iby UEFI won't read HDD

Hi skeltonmod , 

 

Greetings. 

 

If you were able to successfully clean install Win 7 on the laptop with UEFI format , it would be able to continue functionality. You can try changing the Boot mode from UEFI to legacy to check if it's booting along with secured boot disabled. 

 

Update us how it goes. 

 

Regards



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skeltonmod
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Re: Lenovo 15iby UEFI won't read HDD

boots well with BIOS mode but UEFI can only detect PXE net boot and since i use a USB to install windows (with Rufus) then there is no way for me to install windows 7 as i encounter the GPT partition problem.I'm running on Linux btw but before that i used to boot windows 7 on UEFI mode but after i deleted Lenovo's Partition UEFI seems to recognize only PXE and my USB

 

P.S. I deleted Lenovo's partition as i don't need windows 8's bloated pre-installed lenovo apps and it's just consuming more useful space

~Cheers

skeltonmod
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Re: Lenovo 15iby UEFI won't read HDD

UPDATE: BIOS dual booting worked and windows 7 was installed

all i did was

 

1.Deleted the Old windows partition in Linux using Gparted (you can use any other partition manager if you wish) and leave it as unallocated space

2.Booted Windows 7 with an MBR partition and the GPT partition problem is gone now

 

Marking this as solved now

~cheers 

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