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Adam89
12-15-2013, 07:10 PM
Hello guys,

Made a post earlier about my stuttering issues on my G750 laptop.

Found afew posts on these forums that might indicate that the hard drives supplies by asus are rubbish. I have a SSD from my pc which I've now put inside my G750 and then cloned windows onto it from my previous HD on the laptop.

And now the problems...

Aptio bios has nothing in it at all, a joke to be honest.

Theres no boot options other than 'Windows Boot Manager'

With a lot of searching on google I disabled and enabled some options in my BIOS which opened up more boot options but I still cannot select my HD or SDD, what the hell?

You guys got any experience with this or what to do?

Much appreciated it and i'll add the pictures up to help with people who don't own this BIOS


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villiansv
12-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Try with the SSD in only, and see if it boots at all. If not, then the cloning likely didn't work correctly, at least in terms of boot files.

villiansv
12-15-2013, 08:08 PM
I suspect you only cloned the C: partition, and not the hidden uefi partitions - so the SSD drive has no boot partitions to speak of and hence doesn't show up as a boot option. Then again, I haven't actually performed cloning on UEFI systems before so maybe someone else who has experience can chime in.

Adam89
12-15-2013, 09:04 PM
I appreciate your input Villiansv. I'll look into it deeper about the uefi issues. It seems windows 8 likes to make everything as complicated as it can make it :(

Also i'll remove my HD and only leave the SSD in soon. Gotta go find a screw driver since im traveling in Taiwan at the moment.

villiansv
12-15-2013, 09:32 PM
It's not so much Win 8 but the new UEFI that is replacing the oldschool BIOSes. I have yet to see any great benefits to it, to be honest - especially when dealing with Linux and multiple OSs, I found it easier to have BIOS/MBR bootloaders. Ah well, I'm sure there are some advantages, but it does complicate things in some ways, in my opinion.

hmscott
12-15-2013, 09:40 PM
Here are some nice articles on UEFI, from 2011...

Demystifying UEFI, the long-overdue BIOS replacement
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/96985-demystifying-uefi-the-long-overdue-bios-replacement

Protecting the pre-OS environment with UEFI- Microsoft MSDN
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/09/22/protecting-the-pre-os-environment-with-uefi.aspx

There is even a .org dedicated to UEFI
http://www.uefi.org/

My favorite UEFI.org quote:

"So why UEFI?

Well, why not?... " :)