05-19-2018 08:03 PM - edited 05-19-2018 08:05 PM
My buddy aquired a Yoga 3 Pro 1370 HE80 at the County Sheriff's auction. The LAW tries to wipe the laptops they sell -- in this case I think they damaged the UEFI.
Here is what the bios says . Note that there is no windows boot manager listed under EFI ...
Yes I tried changing to "Legacy" -- and that results in an endless loop of the Lenovo logo flashing.
I followed the lenovo instruction for creating a proper UEFI boot usb that I found here https://support.lenovo.com/pe/en/solutions/ht076615
I also created one via Microsoft media tool.
Here is what happens.
Next , I get this ... nothing bootable is listed (despite proper UEFI USB drives being inserted in the machine.
Anyone know of a way to fix the firmware? Is that even the issue?
Thanks in advance.
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05-19-2018 11:46 PM
Are you sure there is still a HDD in the laptop? They may have wiped it by simply removing the HDD, because should still be given the option to set the HDD as a boot device even if as EFI
05-20-2018 04:46 AM
Ok -- this was my mistake. Evidently it is possible to use the Microsoft Media Creation tool to create a USB stick that has MBR instead of a GUID partition scheme. So I ditched the Kingston USB 3.0 drives and used Rufus to create a new USB 2.0 (generic) stick with the UEFI and GUID partition scheme option (and a windows 10 iso). Don't know if the USB 3 or 2 thing factored in on this ... but now Cortana is talking to me. Talking too much.