Windows 8 drive crashed can't access uefi
Posted on 2013-10-21
Toshiba laptop received from customer. The hard drive is completely inaccessible. It will not boot to the USB recovery due to UEFI lockout. We can boot to disk but without a Windows 8 disk (no idea where that comes from) there is no way to access the BIOS to turn UEFI and secure boot off.
We have MAPS software but using it requires verification of the key which reduces our Windows 8 MAPS licenses by one, something I'm not willing to do. I could maybe download a torrent of some kind of Windows 8 trial ware but I'm not inclined to do anything illegal.
We've not been able to find anyone who has had this problem but it is going to be a common one soon enough.