Inspiron 15R N5110 boot problem

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  1. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    I want to install Windows 8.1 but it does not boot from USB device.
     
  2. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    we will need more information than that to be able to answer you correctly.
    did you create bootable usb drive from the win8.1 iso ?
    did you setup the bios correctly by putting your usb drive in first boot ?
    did you disable "secure boot" option ? if no, do it.
     
  3. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    There is no secure boot setting, unfortunately.
     
  4. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    are you trying to install win8.1 in UEFI or Legacy/bios ?
     
  5. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Legacy/BIOS
     
  6. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    To enable/disble EFI on the 15R:

    Press F2 during boot, using the arrow keys press the right arrow key until "boot" is selected.

    Press the down arrow key until "Boot List Option" is selected.

    Press Enter and select "UEFI" to enable or arrow up to "Load Legacy Option Rom" and press enter, set to disabled.

    You may need the latest bios installed as it was a known problem on older bios versions.
     
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  7. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Can the title be edited?
     
  8. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Inspiron N5110 boot problem.
     
  9. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    title of the thread? yes you should see a line on the right of the title area called Thread Tools, click that and you can edit the thread title. :)
     
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  10. mehdibleu

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    are you sure that he needs to flash the bios with a more recent version to be able to install win8.1 on his machine ?
     
  11. mxman2k

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    the latest bios fixes the problem of not seeing the option to change the UEFI/Legacy option, it not always show on the older bios's.

    That way he can make sure it is in legacy mode, although W8.x will install in UEFI mode and secure boot on/off.
     
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  12. Rufiq

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    Can you do it with TeamViewer?
     
  13. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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  14. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    nope as you cant be on the net in bios/boot up mode.
     
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  15. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Install the update file with the .exe extension.
     
  16. mehdibleu

    mehdibleu MDL Expert

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    i was sure you were going to say this :p
    i don't even know if your bios needs to be updated from your windows session or from the bios with the needed utility.
     
  17. Rufiq

    Rufiq MDL Novice

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    Bios is already updated.
     
  18. mxman2k

    mxman2k MDL Developer

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    i believe the DELL bios's are all EXE format now that contains all that is needed to update the bios. It will say if the bios is older and can be updated or if it the same version you can cancel.
     
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  19. mxman2k

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    OK, so try the F2 way as mentioned in my post above and make sure it set to Legacy, but win8.x and 10 can install in UEFI mode anyway so that not be a problem, the USB needs to be FAT32 for UEFI to 'see' it. Legacy can be FAT32 or NTFS.

    If you used rufus to create the usb from the iso then you might need to redo it with the BIOS or UEFI mode selected.
     
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  20. Tito

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    #20 Tito, Mar 7, 2018
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