Originally Posted by stampie
Hi, I'm new to UEFI and Haswell and I've been battling with the UD4H and UEFI for the last few days and have had no end of problems getting Windows 8 Pro to boot. I have run out of ideas and need your help before giving up and RMAing the board.
I'm installing Win 8 Pro onto a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, which I used on my previous PC for several months, so I'm confident the drive is sound.
I can boot to a UEFI Win8Pro DVD and start the install, but the first restart fails with a useless error message "system did not start after several attempts - error code 0xc0000001" (I may have got the number of zeros wrong). I've looked at the BCD from a command prompt and it looks fine (and attempts to recreate it haven't made a difference).
I have tried the following in an attempt to track down the cause of the problem:
1. Different SATA cables
2. Disconnected other hard drive / DVD drive (so SSd is only drive in PC)
3. Different SATA ports, inc. both intel and Marvell
4. USB flash drive image as well as DVD
5. BIOS setting tweaks (Windows 8 / Other OS, disable legacy options)
6. DualBIOS and SingleBIOS (I upgraded to Firmware version F7 and cleared CMOS, loaded defaults etc.)
None of these changes made any difference.
On one occasion I managed to get windows to boot and commence 'getting devices ready' and continue on to the desktop. This was by using the Paragon Hard Disk Manager EFI boot fix tool. However, at the next restart the boot failed again with a message "starting automatic repair" which just stayed on screen for an hour and did nothing.
So, I then tried installing windows using the good old MBR method, and it installed fine, and I have been able to install updates and reboot several times without incident. Therefore, I conclude that the hardware appears sound, but that there is some BIOS related problem preventing the UEFI side of things from working correctly.
I would still prefer to setup Windows in UEFI mode, but what do I need to do to get it to work?
Please can anyone help?