HP Envy x2 Won't Boot From USB

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  • Forrest Smith

    Hey mickf -

     

    I'm happy to guide you through with small steps, but I need to see your BIOS to help.

     

    It may be an annoyance, but can you take a picture of each BIOS page and post them in order?

    In addition, tap F9 when booting and a boot-option menu should pop up - take a picture of that as well.

     

    Cheers,

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  • mickf

    Please note that after the last Boot screen (fallback.efi prompt), when I hit "enter", the screen just goes dark and nothing happens.

    Hope this helps, thanks

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  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Mick,

     

    You need to boot the path:

     

    efi>boot>bootx64.efi

     

    You should be able to usb boot that way, install, and then UEFI boot subsequently (make sure you turn off all Legacy boot options in your bios, contrary to what the HP forums say.)

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  • mickf

    That's part of the problem...There's no Legacy Support options anywhere that I can find, so I can't enable or disable it

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  • Forrest Smith

    then if Legacy is off and you follow the boot path:

     

    EFI File > [your usb] > efi > boot > bootx64.efi 

     

    you should be all set

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  • mickf

    Just tried your suggestion by selecting boot64 and the same thing happens - quick flash of something in upper righthand corner (too fast to read) then a black screen

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  • Support Team

    I think you might need to enable the "secure boot" option, which lets you boot legacy rather than UEFI by default (note the boot order is "UEFI boot order")

    Secure boot, if I know my stuff, lets you boot both legacy and UEFI but doesn't try to force one or the other

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  • mickf

    So here's the path I did:

    boot from EFI file>EFI-SYSTEM>efi>boot>bootx64.efi

    Quick flash, look like it said "Welcome to EFI", then black screen

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  • mickf

    My secure boot option is disabled (followed HP forum suggestion) and now I can't select it to re-enable. Maybe I need to reset to default values?

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  • Kris

    I also have this exact hp x2 mini laptop convirtible. Has anyone actually got chromium onto this device?
    I have a few other old laptops (dell and samsung) that I'm running cloudready on, but can't get it going on this one...

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  • Essam

    No way to boot by leagacy
    You need to make( uefi )usb or dvd boot disk

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