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Topic: Restart to UEFI ??
Posted By: Finnipinni
Subject: Restart to UEFI ??
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 3:28pm
I wonder what the download to the board A88M-G/3.1 is doing ?
Is the board running legacy BIOS if this utility is'nt run ?
I'm running all GPT-disks and W10 on M.2 NVMe.


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Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 4:44pm
Restart to UEFI is designed to be used when you are utilizing the fast or ultra fast boot options in your UEFI. This causes the system to post so quickly that you do not have time to press a key to enter the UEFI. The app, when used will restart the PC directly into the UEFI without you needing to press anything.

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Posted By: Finnipinni
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 9:30pm
Thanks Xaltar :)
OK - nice to know, but I think the boot is fast enough.


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Posted By: parsec
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 11:36pm
Originally posted by Finnipinni Finnipinni wrote:

I wonder what the download to the board A88M-G/3.1 is doing ?
Is the board running legacy BIOS if this utility is'nt run ?
I'm running all GPT-disks and W10 on M.2 NVMe.


The Restart to UEFI program does not control or configure the UEFI firmware in legacy mode or UEFI mode. That is only controlled by the CSM option, or if you use the Secure Boot option.

As Xaltar said, Restart to UEFI is only a convenience feature that lets us easily enter the UEFI GUI from Windows. I use it all the time when I want to get into the UEFI from Windows. No need to press the Del or F2 keys, just run it, click both settings on and click Apply.

It can be used whether we are in Legacy or UEFI mode.


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Posted By: donalgodon
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 at 2:24am
I tried to use the ASRock app, but it didn't boot me into UEFI.


Posted By: MisterJ
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 at 5:15am
Boot to UEFI is a feature in W10 just not convenient to use.  Please Google it and you will see what I mean.  Enjoy, John.


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Posted By: parsec
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 at 9:30am
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Originally posted by donalgodon donalgodon wrote:

I tried to use the ASRock app, but it didn't boot me into UEFI.


I have seen an occasional problem with Restart to UEFI with certain platforms. That is, I've seen it fail with my Ryzen PC, but that bug is no longer a problem. Restart to UEFI is working fine now.

What board/system are you using?

Originally posted by MisterJ MisterJ wrote:

Boot to UEFI is a feature in W10 just not convenient to use.  Please Google it and you will see what I mean.  Enjoy, John.


Yes, it is not readily available in Windows 10 or 8.1, usually offered when Windows won't boot correctly.

Otherwise, I've been using the ASRock Restart to UEFI program for years on many ASRock boards, and it always worked fine, with the recent exception of my Ryzen system, which is now cured. I believe it is the Advance(d) AM4 Boot Training option that breaks it, which I now have disabled



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Posted By: donalgodon
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 12:50am
Originally posted by parsec parsec wrote:

http://forum.asrock.com/RTE_textarea.asp%3cmode=quote&ID=37343&CACHE=409" rel="nofollow -
Originally posted by donalgodon donalgodon wrote:

I tried to use the ASRock app, but it didn't boot me into UEFI.


I have seen an occasional problem with Restart to UEFI with certain platforms. That is, I've seen it fail with my Ryzen PC, but that bug is no longer a problem. Restart to UEFI is working fine now.

What board/system are you using?

Originally posted by MisterJ MisterJ wrote:

Boot to UEFI is a feature in W10 just not convenient to use.  Please Google it and you will see what I mean.  Enjoy, John.


Yes, it is not readily available in Windows 10 or 8.1, usually offered when Windows won't boot correctly.

Otherwise, I've been using the ASRock Restart to UEFI program for years on many ASRock boards, and it always worked fine, with the recent exception of my Ryzen system, which is now cured. I believe it is the Advance(d) AM4 Boot Training option that breaks it, which I now have disabled



AsRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX  in UEFI mode.

Ryzen 5 1600

Windows 10 x64

32GB Corsair @3933 (via XMP Profile)

No CPU overclock, etc.

I have the Rapid Boot/Fast Boot feature enabled, but the ASRock Restart to UEFI utility doesn't work for me at all.

I even tried "shutdown /r /fw /t 0" via admin command prompt and it didn't work.


Posted By: MisterJ
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 1:58am
" rel="nofollow - donalgodon, instead of just reporting that things do not work, please tell us what they DO and any messages you get.  Please try this help to Restart to BIOS in W10:

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10

Have you tried turning off Fast Boot?  What is the state of CSM?  Please open your BIOS and hit F9 (Load UEFI Defaults), then F10, then try Restart to UEFI.
Enjoy, John.


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Posted By: kemijuyaj
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 12:49am
Originally posted by donalgodon donalgodon wrote:

Originally posted by parsec parsec wrote:

http://forum.asrock.com/RTE_textarea.asp%3cmode=quote&ID=37343&CACHE=409" rel="nofollow -
Originally posted by donalgodon donalgodon wrote:

I tried to use the ASRock app, but it didn't boot me into UEFI.


I have seen an occasional problem with Restart to UEFI with certain platforms. That is, I've seen it fail with my Ryzen PC, but that bug is no longer a problem. Restart to UEFI is working fine now.

What board/system are you using?

Originally posted by MisterJ MisterJ wrote:

Boot to UEFI is a feature in W10 just not convenient to use.  Please Google it and you will see what I mean.  Enjoy, John.


Yes, it is not readily available in Windows 10 or 8.1, usually offered when Windows won't boot correctly.

Otherwise, I've been using the ASRock Restart to UEFI program for years on many ASRock boards, and it always worked fine, with the recent exception of my Ryzen system, which is now cured. I believe it is the Advance(d) AM4 Boot Training option that breaks it, which I now have disabled



AsRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX  in UEFI mode.

Ryzen 5 1600

Windows 10 x64

32GB Corsair @3933 (via XMP Profile)

No CPU overclock, etc.

I have the Rapid Boot/Fast Boot feature enabled, but the ASRock Restart to UEFI utility doesn't work for me at all.

I even tried "shutdown /r /fw /t 0" via admin command prompt and it didn't work.
i have same problem too



Posted By: donalgodon
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 1:28am
Originally posted by MisterJ MisterJ wrote:

" rel="nofollow - donalgodon, instead of just reporting that things do not work, please tell us what they DO and any messages you get.  Please try this help to Restart to BIOS in W10:

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10

Have you tried turning off Fast Boot?  What is the state of CSM?  Please open your BIOS and hit F9 (Load UEFI Defaults), then F10, then try Restart to UEFI.
Enjoy, John.

It doesn't do anything, so there's nothing to report. The app simply closes and reboots the system back into Windows.

The point of using the app, for me at least, was to disable fastboot. Since it didn't work, I ended up having to use another method to do so.


Posted By: MisterJ
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 1:43am
donalgodon, I suspect what is happening is it is getting an error in the BIOS which skips opening the BIOS.  Please try what I ask you to try and answer my other questions.  Enjoy, John.


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Posted By: donalgodon
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 9:37am
Originally posted by MisterJ MisterJ wrote:

donalgodon, I suspect what is happening is it is getting an error in the BIOS which skips opening the BIOS.  Please try what I ask you to try and answer my other questions.  Enjoy, John.

Sorry, but I wasn't sure what your other questions actually were. Your reply assumed the user could actually enter the UEFI/BIOS, but in my case (and others reporting this) it wasn't possible to do so with fastboot enabled, so essentially, fastboot prevents the user from entering at all, so there's no error, etc. It simply reboots into Windows rather than UEFI.

It was my understanding that one of the features of this tool (per tech documentation from ASRock on fastboot) is to allow customers who have fastboot enabled to enter the UEFI/BIOS, but it doesn't actually do that if fastboot is enabled. I'm not the first person to experience this when fastboot is enabled, and I probably won't be the last.


Posted By: parsec
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 11:05am
" rel="nofollow - Do you have the AM4 Advance Boot Training option enabled? Auto is Enabled, the default.

That option can cause Restart to UEFI to fail, which is really just using the Windows 10/8.1 restart into the firmware interface feature, that was introduced back in Windows 8.

I've seen Restart to UEFI fail with my X370 board, but it no longer fails when the AM4 Advance Boot Training option is disabled. Give it a try as a test.


Otherwise, for the users that have the Fast Boot option set to Ultra Fast...

You must also have the CSM option set to Disabled, or you cannot use the Ultra Fast option. You must also have installed Windows 10/8.1 in UEFI booting mode, meaning CSM set to Disabled when you installed Windows, or minimally, have the CSM sub-option Launch Storage OpROM Policy set to UEFI Only when you installed Windows.


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Posted By: donalgodon
Date Posted: 20 Oct 2017 at 2:20pm
Originally posted by parsec parsec wrote:

" rel="nofollow - Do you have the AM4 Advance Boot Training option enabled? Auto is Enabled, the default.

That option can cause Restart to UEFI to fail, which is really just using the Windows 10/8.1 restart into the firmware interface feature, that was introduced back in Windows 8.

I've seen Restart to UEFI fail with my X370 board, but it no longer fails when the AM4 Advance Boot Training option is disabled. Give it a try as a test.


Otherwise, for the users that have the Fast Boot option set to Ultra Fast...

You must also have the CSM option set to Disabled, or you cannot use the Ultra Fast option. You must also have installed Windows 10/8.1 in UEFI booting mode, meaning CSM set to Disabled when you installed Windows, or minimally, have the CSM sub-option Launch Storage OpROM Policy set to UEFI Only when you installed Windows.


Thanks.

I think I do have boot training on. What's the downside of disabling it? What does CSM do?


Posted By: Shakers
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2020 at 8:42am
im constantly having it freeze in bios when i use this. i end up having to do a jump reset if i enable fast boot



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