Problem booting from Acer Aspire?

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Emil

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My laptop is a V5-171 mfg date 2012/09/06 (replaced HD with SSD).

F12 for boot menu only showed Windows boot manager until I changed BIOS (F2) boot setting from UEFI to Legacy.
At that point I could boot & use the ReadSpeed USB stick (but could not boot HD until I restored boot setting).

Next step - get upgraded Spinrite!
 

jdoverton

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Sep 30, 2020
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My Acer Aspire is a desktop TC-895. I cannot change from UEFI in the BIOS. I have tried to disable Secure Boot, turning off TPM, disabling all drives but the Removable, disconnecting all external drives and peripherals. I cannot seem to get the machine to boot from USB. (My BIOS is Del, FWIW).
 

Barry Wallis

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My Acer Aspire is a desktop TC-895. I cannot change from UEFI in the BIOS. I have tried to disable Secure Boot, turning off TPM, disabling all drives but the Removable, disconnecting all external drives and peripherals. I cannot seem to get the machine to boot from USB. (My BIOS is Del, FWIW).
I've been there with my Surface Book. If you don't have legacy boot and can only boot into UEFI, you are out of luck. Turning off secure boot or TPM won't help. Once @Steve updates SpinRite to support UEFI instead of BIOS, you will be good to go.
 

fibar

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I have a similar problem with an Acer Aspire 5 laptop; I have the BIOS set to boot from USB. It will boot to a Kubuntu USB, is running Kubuntu. The Readspead USB will boot and run on my Win desktop but the RS USB isn't seen in the laptop BIOS....