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  1. Posts : 80
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       #81

    Macboatmaster said:
    You do not hit the down arrow you select the item first and then
    Enabled appears with
    Disabled below it
    then you click the down arrow to move the item highlighted to
    Disabled
    Try that
    This is not an option.

    If I select the item first, (BOOT MODE), two items come up [UEFI] and [Legacy]
    (the available boot devices will not change without a reboot)
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #82

    YOU DO NOT SELECT BOOT MODE
    you select Secure Boot
    please see the link I sent you for the Acer and this link
    How do I disable UEFI Secure Boot? – Official Avira Support | Knowledgebase & Customer Support | Avira

    ignore the fact that this link is from AVIRA - the principle is the same
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  3. Posts : 80
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #83

    Macboatmaster said:
    YOU DO NOT SELECT BOOT MODE
    you select Secure Boot
    please see the link I sent you for the Acer and this link
    How do I disable UEFI Secure Boot? – Official Avira Support | Knowledgebase & Customer Support | Avira

    ignore the fact that this link is from AVIRA - the principle is the same
    The link you sent me has a YouTube video that is no longer in use...

    I followed your directions, and when I encounter
    "Tap the F10 key repeatedly (BIOS setup), before the “Startup Menu” opens"

    I don't see BOOT MANAGER... And as I'm typing this, my computer turned black (I think it shut down)
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  4. Macboatmaster's Avatar
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #84

    I have just re read some links on Acer secure boot it is I believe mainly unnecessary in the circumstances
    I think the repair install will proceed with out secure boot being disabled
    However if you wish to pursue this secure boot disabled
    then on your Acer here is how

    Completely shut down your computer.
    Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press F2 to enter the BIOS.
    Use the right arrow key to select Security.
    Use the down arrow key to highlight Set Supervisor Password and press Enter.
    Create a password and press Enter. Retype the password to confirm and press Enter again.
    Use the right arrow key to select Boot.
    Press the down arrow key to select Secure Boot and press Enter.
    With the arrow key, highlight Disabled and press Enter.
    Press the F10 key and select Yes to save the changes and exit the BIOS.
    To completely shutdown your computer you do as I posted - restart that is a complete shutdown

    OR you may achieve the completion of the secure boot disabled via the way you are in firmware now.

    The guide above is from the Acer link , on the repair install link for this site
    It is here
    Enable or Disable Secure Boot
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  5. Posts : 80
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #85

    Macboatmaster said:
    I have just re read some links on Acer secure boot it is I believe mainly unnecessary in the circumstances
    I think the repair install will proceed with out secure boot being disabled
    However if you wish to pursue this secure boot disabled
    then on your Acer here is how



    To completely shutdown your computer you do as I posted - restart that is a complete shutdown

    OR you may achieve the completion of the secure boot disabled via the way you are in firmware now.

    The guide above is from the Acer link , on the repair install link for this site
    It is here
    Enable or Disable Secure Boot
    I've mentioned this before earlier, but here goes again.

    I've tried THREE different ways (after I shut down)

    -I pushed F2 once.
    -I pushed F2 a few times
    -I pushed F2 repeatedly (2 mins ago)

    and in every case, it asks for my password, and then goes to my desktop like usual


    In your last post, you inserted the link - Enable]Error or Disable Secure Boot

    I watched the video.. She says to push DELETE (not F2).. She pushed it once, so I'll do the same, despite that the link you sent me is Windows 8 (I use Windows 10) I'll try it again.

    UPDATE: It did not work... It sent me to the desktop
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    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #86

    There is no video on the Avira link
    The other link from Acer does indeed have a video and the actual video may indeed no longer be on YouTube
    but the video is not needed as the instructions are printed in full underneath the link

    I am surprised that when I said the Avira link was the same principle you could think that the F10 to enter setup applied to your computer
    I had already sent you that it was the F2 key

    Here is how for you on that Acer
    Completely shut down your computer.
    Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press F2 to enter the BIOS.

    Use the right arrow key to select Boot.
    Press the down arrow key to select Secure Boot and press Enter.
    With the arrow key, highlight Disabled and press Enter.
    Press the F10 key and select Yes to save the changes and exit the BIOS.

    That is from the link to the guide for repair install of 10 - from this site - prepared by Brink, admin of the site
    where you can if you click the link on the guide then see the guide for your Acer.
    Why you would think that a general link posted to you to try and guide you on the disablement of Secure boot could change the key you press to enter setup on YOUR computer from F2 to F10 is hard to understand.

    When the first screen appeared on your computer it probably said press F2 to enter setup
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  7. Posts : 80
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #87

    Macboatmaster said:
    There is no video on the Avira link
    The other link from Acer does indeed have a video and the actual video may indeed no longer be on YouTube
    but the video is not needed as the instructions are printed in full underneath the link

    I am surprised that when I said the Avira link was the same principle you could think that the F10 to enter setup applied to your computer
    I had already sent you that it was the F2 key



    Why you would think that a general link posted to you to try and guide you on the disablement of Secure boot could change the key you press to enter setup on YOUR computer from F2 to F10 is hard to understand.

    When the first screen appeared on your computer it probably said press F2 to enter setup
    F2 does nothing.
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  8. Macboatmaster's Avatar
    Posts : 863
    10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #88

    You are NOT paying enough attention to what you are clicking on
    The link I sent you
    Enable or Disable Secure Boot

    has desktop - notebook and tablet
    in your last post, you inserted the link - Enable]Error or Disable Secure Boot

    I watched the video.. She says to push DELETE (not F2).. She pushed it once, so I'll do the same, despite that the link you sent me is Windows 8 (I use Windows 10) I'll try it again.
    YOU have clicked on desktop
    I would have expected you to know that your computer is NOT a desktop

    YOUR computer is not a desktop. It is an Acer Aspire 3.
    A315-21-95KF - Tech Specs | Laptops | Acer United States
    Aspire A315-21-95KF Notebook
    Lithium Ion Battery
    AC Adapter

    We have both put a great deal of effort into this topic - but I hope you realise that while I will continue to help you, it is most unfair to post that I have sent links that apply to Windows 8 - worded as though with respect it is ME that has made the mistake.

    As I said I am reasonably sure you can continue the repair without disabling secure boot.
    It would be better if you did disable it, but I fear you are either rushing too much or - lacking in the ability, and that is NOT a criticism, we all had to start learning at the bottom of the ladder
    .

    I suggest you try without disabling secure boot as you stand a good chance of creating real problems if you continue in the attempt and get something wrong in setup
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  9. Posts : 80
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #89

    Macboatmaster said:
    You are NOT paying enough attention to what you are clicking on
    The link I sent you
    Enable or Disable Secure Boot

    has desktop - notebook and tablet


    YOU have clicked on desktop
    I would have expected you to know that your computer is NOT a desktop

    YOUR computer is not a desktop. It is an Acer Aspire 3.
    A315-21-95KF - Tech Specs | Laptops | Acer United States
    Aspire A315-21-95KF Notebook
    Lithium Ion Battery
    AC Adapter

    We have both put a great deal of effort into this topic - but I hope you realise that while I will continue to help you, it is most unfair to post that I have sent links that apply to Windows 8 - worded as though with respect it is ME that has made the mistake.

    As I said I am reasonably sure you can continue the repair without disabling secure boot.
    It would be better if you did disable it, but I fear you are either rushing too much or - lacking in the ability, and that is NOT a criticism, we all had to start learning at the bottom of the ladder
    .

    I suggest you try without disabling secure boot as you stand a good chance of creating real problems if you continue in the attempt and get something wrong in setup
    Ok, when I did see the three options, I did click on Desktop.... Now, I clicked on Notebook, but either way, I'm trying to tell you pressing F2 does nothing.
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  10. Posts : 38,382
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #90

    There have been a lot of posts in this link and I'm making sure that everyone is on the same page.

    The drive has failed Sea Tools for Windows long generic test.
    This is a test that is similar to what computer manufactures use to confirm a failed drive for warranty replacement.

    If the files are backed up the drive can be used until the terminal event.
    It is typically best to replace the drive sooner to avoid performance problems.

    Run the Crucial scanner to see some options for drive replacement.
    Consider switching from HD to SSD for faster boot and better performance.

    Crucial System Scanner
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