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Simon Wikstrand
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I'm having an issue and i wonder if anyone know how to fix it. I want to have my eGPU and USB-devices enabled before i login to Windows. I've enabled Thunderbolt pre-boot modules which enabled me to see POST-messages on my external monitor, and to use my keyboard before Windows boot, however, as soon as Windows have loaded and i enter the login screen all my USB-devices connected to the Razer Core X Chroma and eGPU disconnect. As soon as I've logged in to my user in Windows everything reconnect.

Which setting can i touch to prevent devices from disconnecting?

Dell Precision 5540 + Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti + Razer Core X Chroma


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itsage
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@simon_wikstrand,  Do you see Thunderbolt Security settings in the BIOS? Changing to "SL0, No Security" should allow Thunderbolt devices to work at preboot and throughout the booting process.

 

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Simon Wikstrand
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@itsage, Yes, I've seen this setting and it's set to No Security which makes me able to use external monitor and I/O devices until Windows loads, then they disconnect until I've logged in. I suspect Windows has some setting as well somewhere.

 

Dell Precision 5540 + Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti + Razer Core X Chroma


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Simon Wikstrand
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After several research sessions I eventually found this article:  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/kernel-dma-protection-for-thunderbolt

I went into BIOS and disabled Intel Virtualization Technology for I/O devices and now my Razer Core X Chroma works pre-login in windows. (This triggered a BitLocker key check).

Dell Precision 5540 + Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti + Razer Core X Chroma


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