- Posted by Faith Armstrong
- On November 29, 2019
“Secure Boot Violation” error message appears on the screen if the boot file of the system does not load properly. When you encounter this error, then it is a clear indication that the computer is stuck into the UEFI screen.
Additionally, messages such as “Invalid signature detected. Check Secure Boot Policy in Setup” may also appear. If the ‘Secure Boot Control’ feature is active then there is a high possibility that you might face this problem.
Further, if the ‘Digital Driver Signature Enforcement’ feature is active, then you might face similar instances. But whatever be the cause, you need to resolve it at once to avoid any further hassles.
Methods to Rectify the Secure Boot Violation Issue
In this section, you will get various methods that will help you to mitigate the Secure Boot Violation issue easily.
Method 1: Remove any External Hard Drive
If there is any external hard disk drive connected to the machine during the booting process, then the random error can occur. Thus, remove any kind of external storage device from the machine and then try to boot the device.
Once the boot process begins, check if this error message comes up or not.
Method 2: Deactivate the Driver Signature Enforcement
If there are any unsigned device drivers present on the computer, then those drivers might interfere with system protection and thereby you can encounter this error.
To resolve this problem, disable the ‘Driver Signature Enforcement’ feature by following the given steps:
- First, insert the installation disc of the Windows OS and allow the computer to boot.
- A ‘Windows Setup’ window appears, choose the language that you prefer, keyboard settings and time and choose the ‘Next’ button.
- A new page will come up, choose the ‘Repair your computer’ option.
- Now, click on the ‘Choose an option’ and select an option that says ‘Advanced options’.
- ‘Advanced options’ window will come up, locate and choose the ‘Command Prompt’ option.
- Within this window, type in the following command “bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS” and “bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON” and press the ‘Enter’ button.
- Finally, boot the computer normally and then inspect if this issue comes up or not.
Method 3: Disable the Secure Boot Control Feature
If the ‘Secure Boot Control’ feature is active, then you might face this problem. Now, the best solution is to get rid of this issue, deactivate the ‘Secure Boot Control’ feature.
To know how to disable the Secure Boot feature in Asus computer, follow the steps underneath.
- First, navigate to the ‘Boot’ or Security’ tab within the BIOS.
- Now, under that tab, choose the ‘Secure Boot’ option and press the ‘Enter’ button.
- Next, choose the ‘Secure Boot Control’ suboption. After that, select the ‘Disable’ and press the ‘Enter’ button.
- Exit from the BIOS and boot into Windows OS. Finally, check if this problem reappears or not.
Method 4: Assign ‘Not Installed’ to every key of Key Management
If none of the methods above can solve the “security boot fail” issue, then set all the keys within the Key Management to ‘Not Installed’. Here are the steps on how to fix the Secure Boot Violation error.
- Go to the ‘Security’ or ‘Boot’ tab within the BIOS.
- Next, click on the ‘Key Management’ option and hit the ‘Enter’ button.
- Now, one after the other, assign the ‘Not Installed’ sub-options for all the keys and exit from the BIOS.
- At last, boot into Windows Operating System and see if this issue persists or not.
Thus, to fix the Secure Boot Violation error, all you have to do is follow the methods given here.