How to re-enable Secure Boot with a bootable Enmotus FuzeDrive:
NOTE: This knowledge base article only applies to bootable tiers. Secure Boot need not be disabled to create nonbootable tiers.
This method can also be used to speed up boot-up time slightly, in which case re-enabling Secure Boot in step 3 is optional.
This might also be necessary to resolve an ACPI BIOS ERROR blue screen immediately after transforming your boot drive. We've so far only seen this with ASUS FX503VD/FX503VM laptops. Again, re-enabling Secure Boot in step 3 is optional in this case.
You can check your current Secure Boot setting by running msinfo32. If the System Summary shows "BIOS Mode: UEFI", you should also have "Secure Boot State:" set to "Off" or "On". If you are in Legacy (MBR) mode, Secure Boot is not applicable.
1. If you have already transformed your boot drive, skip to step 2.
a. If Secure Boot is enabled, disable it temporarily in your BIOS settings.
b. Create a tier by transforming your boot drive.
2. If you originally created your tier using FuzeDrive v1.3.4 or later, skip to step 3.
a. After rebooting, open an Administrator command prompt or Administrator PowerShell window.
b. Make sure you've upgraded to v1.3.4 or later (you can enter ecmd --version
if you're not sure). If not, upgrade now
c. Enter ecmd --list
d. For each drive number in the "NAME" column under "pDrives:" enter (e.g., "drive2" and "drive1" in the example above):
ecmd --update drive<X> gpt
ecmd --update drive<Y> gpt
3. Reboot your computer and press Esc continuously during bootup until you see Shell>
b. If the list of files includes AddDriver.nsh, enter adddriver and follow the prompts on screen. Otherwise, enter fs1: and ls, etc. until you find it.
c. Reboot and boot into Windows one time.
d. Restart again, then go to your BIOS settings.
e. Ensure that the boot menu has "Windows Boot Manager" set as the highest boot priority, and re-enable Secure Boot.
f. If Windows boots successfully, skip to step 4.
g. If Windows Boot Manager isn't available or you get a Secure Boot violation, turn Secure Boot back off.
h. Hit Esc continuously during bootup to get back to the EFI shell.
i. Enter fsX: [where X is the filesystem number you used above], then enter:
mv bootx64.efi bootx64.bak
mv enboottier.efi bootx64.efi
j. Go back to your BIOS and set your fast tier drive as the highest boot priority, and re-enable Secure Boot.
k. If you get a Secure Boot violation, go to your BIOS and instead set your slow tier drive as the highest boot priority.
4. When Windows boots, run msinfo32 to be sure Secure Boot is enabled.
NOTE: You will no longer see the FuzeDrive logo during startup.