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Whitefox won't allow Window 7 to Boot

asked 2018-04-03 14:54:07 -0500

EvilIu4 gravatar image

updated 2018-04-05 13:33:34 -0500

Hi I have the recent whitefox and everything works great with window 10 where I can flash the whitefox and everything else, but when I have it plug into my Lenovo Window 7, it won't allot the lenovo to get pass the Lenovo Boot Page, unless unplugging, and plug in after window 7 have started. I tried flashing the with zadig to have lisusb for api, boot, and even usb port. Please let me know if driver from whitefox is preventing window 7 boot.

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Hmm. This sounds like a BIOS/UEFI issue. Do you have a link to your specific Windows 7 Lenovo computer? Drivers won't prevent the computer from booting.

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-03 20:11:00 -0500 )edit

Hi Haata, it's a Lenovo X260 with Window X Professional.

https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops...

It would hung at the Lenovo Boot page. I put the laptop on the Dock, and have tried connecting directly to the laptop, as well as dock but no luck.

EvilIu4 gravatar imageEvilIu4 ( 2018-04-03 20:18:39 -0500 )edit

I'm going to see if I can find an option, but there may be some USB keyboard (or even USB legacy) related BIOS/UEFI option. See if you can disable them, or look to see if there is a BIOS/UEFI update available.

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-03 20:27:51 -0500 )edit

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/pr... seems to indicate a very recent BIOS update.

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-03 20:29:23 -0500 )edit

Also try disabling USB UEFI BIOS Support (https://youtu.be/gQF2_ShwSr4?t=59s).

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-03 20:31:56 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-04-06 14:08:41 -0500

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updated 2018-04-08 22:45:41 -0500

I've created a debug binary for the True Fox layout here. This disables all of the extra USB descriptors (only keyboard one's remain).

Please load this firmware using dfu-util to your keyboard (it's possible to do this through the Kiibohd Configurator, on the flash firmware screen, change to the bin file linked below).

2018-04-06_6d2ccc1_WhiteFox-TrueFox_USBDescriptors_KeyboardOnly.dfu.bin

If this doesn't help, I have some more ideas to try.

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Just wanted to come here to say I had the same issue with my work computer. It's a Lenovo ThinkPad E470 with Windows 10 Enterprise. I followed instructions I found online, but couldn't get

likello gravatar imagelikello ( 2018-04-12 11:12:42 -0500 )edit

my computer to the Windows log in screen. It would spin up, but the screen would remain completely black. (I am also using a laptop dock https://www.wavlink.com/en/support/15...). This first bin file I flashed fixed my issue. I didn't run into the issue with losing my layout.

likello gravatar imagelikello ( 2018-04-12 11:16:51 -0500 )edit

So, THANK YOU so much for fixing this! I can use my work laptop with ease!! You all are the best!!

likello gravatar imagelikello ( 2018-04-12 11:17:14 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-04-08 22:20:32 -0500

HaaTa gravatar image
input.club

updated 2018-04-08 22:46:33 -0500

This is another binary to try, it includes a ton of USB protocol fixes. Use dfu-util to flash the binary file to your keyboard. These changes will all be going into the main configurator.

2018-04-08_4f4e8e0_WhiteFox-TrueFox-USBCert.dfu.bin

Let me know if this one helps.

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Hi Haata, the first file work and it got me boot page work, but all the button layout for my whitefox was wipe out for all the layer configuration that I did. When i do put the bin file into dfu-utl folder, the bin file itself always reset my button configurator, so I am having to choose.

EvilIu4 gravatar imageEvilIu4 ( 2018-04-08 23:48:48 -0500 )edit

So the file in this one worked? (once I know which one, I can start to figure out how to get it into the configurator)

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-09 01:17:01 -0500 )edit

Hi Haata, Sorry for the delay, have been out of the country and did not bring my whitefox to test. The file below works. I think I might be loading the configurator wrong as it is commented that it works for Thinkpad E470.

2018-04-06_6d2ccc1_WhiteFox-TrueFox_USBDescriptors_KeyboardOnly.dfu.bin

EvilIu4 gravatar imageEvilIu4 ( 2018-04-18 10:29:47 -0500 )edit

Thanks a ton (this helps me a lot). I'll see if I can put together a guide on how to make this binary using the configurator (AFAIK, all the software is already in place, so it's just a configuration setup).

HaaTa gravatar imageHaaTa ( 2018-04-18 12:50:54 -0500 )edit
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