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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    How to rebuild a Mini PC
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
    How to rebuild a Mini PC 20th Apr 17 at 2:14 PM
    I am trying to get an image on to a Hannspree Mini PC
    The problem being UEFI bios - which is inaccessible when the device won't boot up - so I am unable to set the boot options to DVD or flash
    F2 at boot doesn't do anything !!
    This must be a common problem - but how do you overcome it ?
    Last edited by 50Twuncle; 20-04-2017 at 2:19 PM.
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 20th Apr 17, 2:41 PM
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    Just had a google, and it sounds like Fast Boot is enabled, which means that the keyboard isn't activated until the OS boots.

    The PC should turn Fast Boot off after one failed boot, so if you've only tried once, reboot and try again.

    Otherwise the first couple of links here explain how to disable Fast Boot on Intel boards. Presumably there's a similar trick with other motherboard brands...?

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005847.html
    • Cisco001
    • By Cisco001 20th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
    Try wired keyboard?

    Also try other key as well?
    I think I got one of my old PC has [DEL] to enter BIOS, another one with [F12] I think...
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Apr 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:52 PM
    Try wired keyboard?

    Also try other key as well?
    I think I got one of my old PC has [DEL] to enter BIOS, another one with [F12] I think...
    Originally posted by Cisco001
    I am using a wired keyboard
    and I have tried every key on the keyboard inc Del, F1 - F12
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Apr 17, 2:55 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 2:55 PM
    Just had a google, and it sounds like Fast Boot is enabled, which means that the keyboard isn't activated until the OS boots.

    The PC should turn Fast Boot off after one failed boot, so if you've only tried once, reboot and try again.

    Otherwise the first couple of links here explain how to disable Fast Boot on Intel boards. Presumably there's a similar trick with other motherboard brands...?

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005847.html
    Originally posted by esuhl

    I reckon that it is the HDMI monitor that is the problem - the BIOS needs updating - but it is a unique BIOS for this device and there are no updates available at the moment !!
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 20th Apr 17, 4:19 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 4:19 PM
    I reckon that it is the HDMI monitor that is the problem - the BIOS needs updating - but it is a unique BIOS for this device and there are no updates available at the moment !!
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle

    Not sure why you think that the HDMI monitor is the problem, if no BIOS update is available, doesn't that tell you something? i.e. that the BIOS does not need updating.

    Follow the correct method:

    1. Unzip the Hannspree image to the root of a FAT32 USB flash disk.
    2. Connect the micro PC to a USB HUB, then connect keyboard and flash disk to the USB HUB.
    3. After switching ON the micro PC press the ESC immediately.
    4. Select Bootmanager.
    5. Select EFI USB Device.
    6. Press Y to confirm.
    7. Wait for the Winboot recovery process to complete.
    8. Restart the Micro PC to apply.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Apr 17, 6:00 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:00 PM
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    There is NO boot manager available from boot up
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 20th Apr 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:23 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:23 PM
    There is NO boot manager available from boot up
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Amazing, you ask for help and then ignore it.

    If you do correctly follow the instructions, you will see the following and be able click on the Boot Manager icon as instructed.


    • Gravedigger
    • By Gravedigger 20th Apr 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 20th Apr 17, 6:47 PM
    Check your power settings that when you turn off the computer it doesn't simply go to sleep.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 20th Apr 17, 7:02 PM
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    Can't do that - it is corrupt and won't boot up!!
    • Rubidium
    • By Rubidium 20th Apr 17, 8:04 PM
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    There is NO boot manager available from boot up
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Can't do that - it is corrupt and won't boot up!!
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Did you not see the USB_Preloader, bootmgr and bootmgr.efi files when you unzipped the Hannspree image onto the flashdrive?

    They often say "don't give up the day job" but in your case!
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