Steps to Fix Secure Boot Violation Error on Windows 10 & 11

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Secure Boot Mode is an essential feature of the latest UEFI-based computer. Secure boot mode prevents non-Microsoft Software from being booted. In this way, it saves your computer from malware attacks.

Secure Boot Mode has a legal boot loader that checks the operating system every time before loading. If any signature mismatch is found, it stops the OS from loading and raises a Secure Violation error.

Sometimes, due to changes in system configuration, you may get the Secure Boot Violation error on your Windows 8, Windows 10, or Windows 11 machine. The Secure Boot Violation error occurs at the time of booting your PC. It is a very annoying problem that blocks your OS from loading.

In this article, we will find the solution to fix this problem.

Why am I getting Access Boot Violation Error?

There are many reasons that can cause this problem and some of them are listed below:

⚠ Changing Disk type MBR to GPT using the third-party application.
⚠ Outdated BIOS version.
⚠ System founds unauthorized changes on the firmware.
⚠ Installing latest updates may break the booting process.
⚠ Some core system files are corrupted or damaged.
⚠ Registry files are damaged.
⚠ Viruses or Malware attacks, etc.

All the above reasons are the possible causes behind the Access Boot Violation error. Now, let’s give some time to fix this error.

How to Fix Access Boot Violation Error Windows 8, 10 & 11 PCs.

There are some steps defined below that may help you in fixing of this error. Please keep reading this article and steps carefully until your problem got fixed.

Method 1: Fix using Advanced System Repair Tool

Most of the time, tiny system changes may cause this big problem. Corrupted system files, driver problems, outdated windows updates, corrupted registry files, etc are other common reasons behind the various types of computer problems. To solve this issue, try to optimize and fix your computer using the Advanced System Repair Tool.

3 Steps to Fix this Error
Step 1. Download Advanced System Repair Pro [File Size: 16.4 MB]
Step 2. SCAN your Windows PC
Step 3. Click Fix button to Repair Error

Method 2: Turn Off Secure Boot Mode using BIOS

If you are continuously getting the error at the time of booting your PC, the best solution is to turn off the Secure boot mode in BIOS settings. Read the steps below completely before applying the changes.

Step 1: To open the BIOS settings reboot your PC and keep pressing the F2/F8/Del/Esc button when you see the manufacturer logo at startup. Different manufacturers may have different ways to open BIOS settings. You must check for the manufacturer’s guidelines to open BIOS.
Step 2: Find the Secure Boot option. It is usually under the Boot tab.
Step 3: Turn off the Secure Boot or change the Secure Boot option from Windows UEFI Mode to Other OS.

Turn off secure boot violation in BIOS

Step 4: Save and exit the BIOS.

Now, the BIOS won’t check the operating system before loading and you will not get the further Secure Boot Violation Error.

Method 3: Disable Digital Driver Signature Enforcement

Digital Driver Signature Enforcement is another safety feature in Windows-based computer. According to this feature, all the kernel-based drivers must be digitally signed and checked each time before loading into the system memory. But due to the problem in drivers, the DSE stopped loading kernel-based drivers to memory and resulting in you’ll getting the Secure Boot Violation Error.

Step 1: Restart Windows 10/11 on the Advanced Startup Mode.
Step 2: Go to Troubleshoot ➜ Advanced options ➜ Startup settings ➜ Restart.

Troubleshoot in Advanced Startup Menu Windows 10 & 11

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Step 3: After rebooting the PC, you will see the various options to change including the Disable driver signature enforcement. Press the number of settings to apply the changes. Mostly it is on the 7th number so press 7 to run Disable driver signature enforcement settings.

Method 4: Update the BIOS

An old BIOS version may also cause boot-related issues. It is recommended that find an updated version of the BIOS and install them. This will not only fix the Secure Boot Violation error but also fix several other issues and unlock new features in the BIOS.

Note: It might be dangerous to install mismatched BIOS versions or type on your System. Twice check for the name, model number, and version of the Installed BIOS before downloading the updated version of the BIOS.
Step 1: Find your BIOS Information before downloading and installing the latest version. Open the Run command by pressing Windows Key + R and type msinfo32 and press Enter. It will Open System Information Window.

msinfo32 run dialog box

Step 2: Find the BIOS information.

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Step 3: Download the latest version of BIOS with the same version.
Step 4: follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to update the BIOS. Updating BIOS sequence may defer from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Method 5: Remove recently installed updates

If you’ve noticed that the problems started after installing the latest Windows updates, then remove the updates and reboot the PC. However, updates are a good thing, and it fixes bugs and enhances security. However, some PC started to get troubles after installing the latest Windows updates. Here is the detailed guideline on How to Uninstall updates from Windows 10 & 11.

Summary

The Secure Boot Violation error is a boot time error that stops Windows from loading at startup. You can fix this error by disabling the Secure Boot Option, Disabling Digital Driver Signature Enforcement, and uninstalling the latest Windows updates.