I accidentally deleted all uefi boot options :)

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  1. Y.U.KILL.ME

    Y.U.KILL.ME Notebook Enthusiast

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    As shown in the title I accidentally deleted all uefi boot options
    Whenever I try to create new one it says no media drivers
    I tried restoring BIOS sittings and didn’t help
    I tried reflashing BIOS and nothing
    I was able to install windows via legacy mood but I would love to use UEFI over that
    Note. All my drivers are clean and has no os system on them

    Thanks
     
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  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Disable secure boot and use a USB drive with Boot repair x64 ISO burned to it and Try recommended repair to get working.
     
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    Thanks for your reply
    Unfortunately that didn’t help
     
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    Did you try restoring BIOS?

    I get the impression Alienware Laptops have dual bios since they include instructions for situations where the system will not post

    https://www.dell.com/support/articl...-bios-update-on-an-alienware-computer?lang=en

    full power sweep clean and holding Fn key during power on seems to be the trick.

    Outside of that, these options may be system specific, which will either require a lot of research or maybe just calling dell.

    If system is still under warranty, do NOT tell them you did this to yourself. Just tell them it stopped booting and they will eventually conclude some repair is needed.
     
  5. rinneh

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    Delete all boot entries. Then reset bios for a new boot order often fixes it. You also can make your own UEFI entry by just browsing to the right boot folder on your drive.
     
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    I did the battery draining then power+FN and it took me to the Bios hardware checking test and came up with a conclusion that system is functioning normally

    While I was searching for solutions Online, someone said the only solution is to download the motherboard manufacturer UEFI Firmware sittings which seems to be Impossible to find

    I contacted dell And after 45 minutes of troubleshooting they couldn’t figure out how to create a new UEFI boot option and needed to escalate the case to a higher level technician which is going to take about three to four days

    I don’t understand why it is so difficult, I mean a Factory default bios restoring should be enough to solve the issue
     
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    All boot options are deleted except ‘Onboard NIC IPV6&IPV4’ As they can only be disabled.
    Now if I go to file browser add boot option, it says warning no media device return to boot menu
    If there is another way to add boot options can you please share them so I can try to

    thanks
     
  8. Vasudev

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    Was the OS from Dell installed in RAID mode? Then you need to switch to RAID and use add file boot option to find the HDD/SSD EFI partition or simply ESP and bootx64.efi or some windows.efi
     
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    Did OP find solution?

    I am also wondering if maybe his motherboard isn't defective. Hopefully its still under warranty.
     
  10. rinneh

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    Its jsut a configuration error. hard to troubleshoot it for him. I had this myself and could revert it but thats months ago and Im not going to erase my UEFI boot entry just to troubleshoot for others :D
     
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