Windows 10: Missing Bootable devices in BIOS after removing Ubuntu dual boot

Discus and support Missing Bootable devices in BIOS after removing Ubuntu dual boot in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, OB build 19041.572 I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH mb. My BIOS has been set to UEFI for a while now and I had no issues... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by zvit, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. zvit Win User

    Missing Bootable devices in BIOS after removing Ubuntu dual boot


    Windows 10 Pro, Version 2004, OB build 19041.572

    I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH mb. My BIOS has been set to UEFI for a while now and I had no issues with it. When I needed to boot into some live cd or flash drive, I would press F12 at boot and have a list of bootable devices to choose from. I also saw all of these devices in the BIOS, where I could choose them for a boot order.

    I found myself using Ubuntu quite often with the try ubuntu option, so last week I decided to install it as a dual boot. I used a secondary hard drive for the Ubuntu partitions (not C.) After a few days, I decided to get rid of the dual boot. I went through all the steps to delete it; deleting the ubuntu partitions, and using diskpart to get GRUB removed from the boot loader. Although after this, the computer would boot right into Windows, for some reason, the ubuntu was still listed in bcdedit /enum firmware, so I also used bcdedit /delete to delete that.

    Heres the issue that I have now:

    When I press F12 to boot into a live CD (or flash drive), the only boot option is Windows. In my BIOS, in the boot order section, I can only choose Windows; there is no more list of all my drives and CD ROM to choose to boot from.

    The only way to get back the list of bootable devices is if I switch the Boot Mode Selection from UFEI only to anything else, like UEFI and LEGACY or LEGACY only.

    However, if I switch to anything other than UEFI only, the computer wont boot into windows; I get an error saying, Reboot and select proper boot device.

    I am 99% sure that before I did the dual boot, I had UEFI and LEGACY selected in the BIOS and in Windows System information, it would show that my BIOS is UEFI.

    What I need now is to be able to see a list of bootable devices in my BIOS, including my CD ROM, so that I can choose to boot from a CD or flash drive when desired, and of course, that my computer should boot into Windows when I just want to boot normally.

    Notes:

    1. Fast boot is disabled.
    2. I read that Secure boot should be disabled but I dont have that setting.
    3. I read that CSM should be disabled but I dont have that setting.
    4. My C drive (SSD) is GPT, Active & System.

    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    zvit, Nov 8, 2020
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  2. KenLayug Win User

    Removing GRUB from a Windows and Ubuntu Dual-boot Setup

    Hi! I am removing my Ubuntu from a dual-boot laptop PC and I am following this guide to do it:

    How to Uninstall Ubuntu from Windows Dual Boot Safely

    However, I am skeptical of the sixth step, saying:

    Code:
    Step 6: In the command line, type the following command to fix the Windows boot loader: bootrec /fixmbr
    The reason why I am skeptical of it is because my PC has
    [b]UEFI not legacy BIOS[/b], and MBR is a component of legacy BIOS (if I remember it correctly).
    
    My question is: would this still work?
     
    KenLayug, Nov 8, 2020
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  3. Uninstall Ubuntu Dual boot and Repairing Dual Boot in Windows 10

    Hello.

    I had dual-booted my Dell laptop which came with preinstalled Windows 10. I had dual booted with Ubuntu 16.04 by creating a partition on the disk. To remove this dual boot, i.e. I only wanted to keep Windows 10, I formatted the disk, drive F(in my case),
    where Ubuntu was stored. But, now whenever I boot my system, a black grub screen comes with the following message:

    "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device completions.

    grub> _"

    Upon writing 'exit', I am able to enter Windows.

    1. I wish to know the reason behind it and how it can be removed.

    2. I found this site, Uninstall Ubuntu Dual boot, I went ahead and performed all the steps. But somehow
    ended up with this error.

    Also, I saw your reply on this thread Repairing Dual Boot in Windows 10.
    But it did not help me to remove my error. I will really appreciate your help in removing this error.

    Thank you.
     
    ShreyaShah7, Nov 8, 2020
    #3
  4. dcf-joe Win User

    Missing Bootable devices in BIOS after removing Ubuntu dual boot

    dual boot xp and ubuntu

    I had that problem a few months ago, but dual-booting is really easy. I am currently dual-booting Vista and Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. Use this website here for a guide to dual-booting XP and Ubuntu: APC's December issue is on sale now! | TechRadar (I actually did not use this guide at all, but I did pretty much the same thing!)

    If you are unable to get your boot working with this guide, reply to this message, and I will write out a step-by-step guide, but it will involve you already having a partition set out for XP (as in you are not already using your entire hard drive space for XP alone.) Even though I write the guide with experience from Vista, it will work with XP
     
    dcf-joe, Nov 8, 2020
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