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BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:23 am

Good day,

I' m having an Asus Z390 mobo and running BIU with one Win10-entry on one SSD-partition on GPT (with EFI system partition). I tried to clone this Win10-entry and adding it to the boot manager of BIU. But this won't work...

I tried to find some help herein the forum, and a thread in this this board mentioned to copy-and-paste the partition in the "work with Partitions" section by making a tick in the "Add to Boot Menu". But this is greyed out and I tried several things to activate it:
- changing the settings in BIU
- deactivate CSM
- activate secure boot with "Windows UEFI mode"

How will I get this box activated/not greyed out?

Edit: I also tried to copy the boot entry manually and change the entry in the BCD-editor (adapting "Device" and "OS Device" in "Menu"- and "Boot"-section)
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Brian K » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:42 am

Miss Sophie,

Can you check this. Select the EFI System Partition, Properties. In the Flags box, do you have a tick in Bit 55? BIU Managed.
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:45 am

Hi Brian,

thank you for your help.

Yes, the Bit 55 is ticked/checked.

Cheers
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:53 am

Ok, here´s the next thing: BIU wanted to repair the EFI partition. I confirmed. And after that and the necessary reboot no BIU is there.

Then reinstalling of BIU won`t lead to a "reactivation" but to a reinstall. I did it but nothing happened: still no Bootmanager available (but all discs and CD-ROMs. UEFI is such a complicated stuff...
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:09 am

It's greyed out if:

1) In setup mode (booted from boot disk)

2) BIU is not set to manage the EFI System partition (bit 55 not set)

3) The file system is not seen as a know NTFS or exFAT type. Is it
encrypted? You may have to manually add to the boot item.


On 8/13/2019 1:23 AM, Miss Sophie wrote:
> Good day,
>
> I' m having an Asus Z390 mobo and running BIU with one Win10-entry on one SSD-partition on GPT (with EFI system partition). I tried to clone this Win10-entry and adding it to the boot manager of BIU. But this won't work...
>
> I tried to find some help herein the forum, and a thread in this this board mentioned to copy-and-paste the partition in the "work with Partitions" section by making a tick in the "Add to Boot Menu". But this is greyed out and I tried several things to activate it:
> - changing the settings in BIU
> - deactivate CSM
> - activate secure boot with "Windows UEFI mode"
>
> How will I get this box activated/not greyed out?
>
> Edit: I also tried to copy the boot entry manually and change the entry in the BCD-editor (adapting "Device" and "OS Device" in "Menu"- and "Boot"-section)
>
>

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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:34 pm

Hi,

thank You for your help.

BIU was booted directly from the hard-disc (Samsung EVO 1TB NVMe), bit 55 is set and the Windows partition is NTFS (EFI is FAT32).

Cheers
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:58 pm


Those are the conditions. Is it encrypted? If you view properties /
details does it show free/used space?

On 8/13/2019 11:34 AM, Miss Sophie wrote:
> Hi,
>
> thank You for your help.
>
> BIU was booted directly from the hard-disc (Samsung EVO 1TB NVMe), bit 55 is set and the Windows partition is NTFS (EFI is FAT32).
>
> Cheers
> Miss Sophie
>
>

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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Brian K » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Miss Sophie,

While you are waiting to get that item "not greyed" out, you can copy the partition...

In BIU, Scripting

cd \EFI
dir (you should see a Microsoft.001 folder here)
md Microsoft
copy \efi\Microsoft.001\* \efi\Microsoft /s

restart computer

Copy the Win10 partition using Partition Work or Disk Imaging

Restart the computer and there will be a new Boot Item

Edit the new Boot Item to change the Identity
Confirm the new Boot File path includes Microsoft.002
Do a BCD Edit on Microsoft.002

Done.
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 am

TeraByte Support wrote:
> Those are the conditions. Is it encrypted? If you view properties /
> details does it show free/used space?

Thank you for your answer & help!

No, it's not encrypted. On details it shows "Free: 59 MB, Used: 40 MB".

But written as before I'm having now another problem where the BIOS won't provide me the boot options: no "Windows Boot Manager" or "Bootit UEFI". When I reinstall (I can't reactivate it) and reboot, the result will be the same.
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Re: BIU: "Add to Boot Menu" greyed out

Postby Miss Sophie » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:11 am

Brian K wrote:
> Miss Sophie,
>
> While you are waiting to get that item "not greyed" out, you can
> copy the partition...
>

Hi Brian K,
also thank you too, for your help & answer!

> In BIU, Scripting
>
> cd \EFI
> dir (you should see a Microsoft.001 folder here)

I never tried to use the Scripting - but it's very helpful! Regarding your steps: I don't have the "microsoft.001"-folder. Maybe that's the problem. Do you know how I can (re-)create it? Yesterday it was there, I saw it...

Cheers
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