Boot Loop - Cannot update BIOS

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  1. moxy

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    My Udoo x86 keeps boot looping. I had Windows installed on the NVME drive. I've also tried booting to a live image of Ubuntu 20.04 and it loops as well. In the BIOS I've tried disabing the MMC and Currie but it still keeps rebooting.

    I would ideally like to update the BIOS to see if that fixes the issue but all the guides I've found so far say I need to use a utility within Windows or Linux. Is there a way to do it directly from the SCU? Any ideas how to get it out of the boot loop?
     
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    Sorry, wrong board. The Udoo X86 has no reset switch....
    But it has a function on arduino pin 9 to put the PC part to sleep.
    Another common failure mode is the SSD drive. What if you remove it and boot from a USB drive?
     
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    The SSD was my first thought and I replaced it but it has the same behaviour. As stated in the OP, I tried a live image of Ubuntu and it still boot looped. I tried a Windows install drive as well and it got as far as the select the drive and it reboots.
     
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    Did you try this:
    You can also restore the factory UEFI BIOS configuration with a simple procedure involving the RTC battery: when the board is NOT connected to any power source, unplug the RTC battery on the bottom side of the board and keep it unplugged for at least 1 minute. Plug the RTC battery again and power up the board, all the configurations should now be reverted to the factory defaults.

    And did you try to boot from a USB drive without having an SSD drive connected

    Also NVMe is not completely supported on Udoo X86. https://www.udoo.org/forum/threads/some-experiment-on-nvme.20418/
     
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    I reset the BIOS using the batty pull method and removed the SSD and it is still boot looping with a USB Ubuntu live image.

    I also checked the SSD, it is an M.2 SATA SSD, not an NVMe, got it mixed up with my Bolt.
     
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