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28 views

Laptop USB Boot Option Disappeared

I`ve connected my USB external DVD writer to my laptop, in hopes of booting a recovery disk in hopes of backing up/restoring data from a failing HDD. The issue is that the option to boot from USB ...
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1answer
52 views

Is a hybrid Linux USB-Stick for UEFI & legacy BIOS possible?

my idea is to create an USB-Boot-Stick with Lubuntu that is able to boot on an older BIOS Laptop and an newer UEFI Systems. This would be quite easy, when the Stick would be setup as a legacy boot ...
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0answers
6 views

Why is my external HDD mounting an extra SCSI storage device after BIOS flash on laptop?

I just flashed a HP Laptop BIOS to a client's laptop, stupidly, with an External HDD plugged into a USB slot on the laptop. That was dumb, I know. But I didn't realize it until it had finished. I ...
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0answers
36 views

sudden/immediate shutdown booting from usb on brand new e5440 dell

A brand new batch of e5440 Dell laptops is showing inconsistent startup behavior. We receive these laptops direct from Dell. We use a Clonezilla USB stick with an embedded wes7 image to set up the ...
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0answers
39 views

USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Zorin no Kernel. Hard Drive is completely wiped after installing

I installed Zorin successfully, but I wiped eveyrthing that was previously on my hard drive. So when I boot up I'm in grub. I typed "grub> boot". But its saying I need to load a kernel. I have no idea ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Mouse light doesn't turn off when computer is off

I've bought a Coolermaster devastator bundle with my new PC. When i shut down the computer, the light on the mouse never turns off. The keyboard lights are off. Both peripherals are plugged with USB. ...
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1answer
67 views

Can't boot from USB

A few days ago, I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8 on a new Dell laptop. I did so by booting from a USB drive, and there were no problems with the install. I'm now trying to install CrunchBang ...
0
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1answer
895 views

Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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2answers
1k views

UEFI Legacy boot hidden - tricks to unlock it?

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-510P-4459 with Windows 8.1... And I am considering installing Linux on it; maybe Win7, but I'd need to get a USB CD for that. So I downloaded a live image of my favourite ...
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1answer
77 views

Freenas box Motherboard sometimes does not boot from USB

I have a Freenas box that boots from a USB stick. It has been fine for a few years, but recently it has stopped detecting the USB stick at boot time and will not boot from USB. Instead it goes into ...
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0answers
58 views

can't install Win7 on Asus X200MA [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Win7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit on my new laptop but it seems impossible! Finally I was able to wipe out Win8 on the hd through a Ubuntu LiveCD. Now when I turn on the computer it goes ...
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2answers
483 views

USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
0
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1answer
82 views

can't access my bios with my usb keyboard no ps/2

my USB keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized at post. I have no ps/2 port. no port on my motherboard. Can't install my windows 7 cause I think is on gpt or else. I really need to get access to my ...
0
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2answers
207 views

OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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0answers
45 views

Windows 7 USB not working in legacy mode

I have a problem. Some time ago I have bought Acer V3-571G laptop with Windows 8. Later I have decided to replace Windows 8 with Windows 7, so I have switched BIOS to Legacy Mode and unfortunately ...
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1answer
192 views

How to boot from USB in Windows 8?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with Windows 8. I have copied the Ubuntu 64bit ISO in a USB Pendrive [aka USB Flash Drive] and now I'm trying to boot from there. In the BIOS, I select First Boot ...
0
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1answer
562 views

Bios Password Reset or Force USB Boot? [duplicate]

I i have Fujitsu AH550 laptop, i put a password on the bios and i forget the password and since i have a broken cd drive and currently no alternative, i can't use usb boot at all. I searched for a ...
2
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1answer
2k views

BIOS doesn't recognize USB

My Mom recently bought an ASUS VivoBook X202E laptop. I have a USB (bootable) with Windows 8.1 on it, which I'm trying to install on her laptop. When I go into the BIOS of the laptop to change the ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Opening BIOS menu?

I am running a Windows XP computer, and I have a bootable USB with an operating system saved onto it. When I turn my computer on, it does not say what key I need to press on the loading screen. I ...
1
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0answers
129 views

BIOS not able to boot from USB

I'm using an HP Pavilion dv7-3165 dx. (BIOS version F15 of Insyde H20) I can go into the boot selection menu by tapping ESC, and then F9, and I can see my TOSHIBA EXT HDD, but whenever I plug in a ...
0
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0answers
206 views

USB Flash drive issues

I've searched online but can't get an answer. Must be how I'm asking the question in the search bar. I've found that when making a bootable USB stick that some sticks will work without issue and ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to boot from DVD/USB on Windows 8. Where is the boot priority menu?

I am trying to boot a Linux Live CD on my windows 8 system. I want to boot it live then install it to an external hard drive to also boot from later/at will. I have found the option under Settings ...
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votes
1answer
627 views

Install BIOS in motherboard from USB for first boot

I have just bought a new motherboard the MSI H81M-E33. The thing is that I have to install the BIOS through a CD, which is in the package. My old DVD-R's are IDE and the new momtherboard doesn't ...
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1answer
510 views

Error on my laptop“BOOTMGR is missing”

some error display on my laptop "BOOTMGR is missing press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" And one more problem my laptop not dected usb drive in BIOS.
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1answer
378 views

Not detected USB and CD/DVD driver on my BIOS setup

I have a Lenovo B460e laptop. The BIOS does not detect and boot a Linux LiveCD in the optical drive. A Linux LiveUSB does not work either. They are detected from within Windows so there is not ...
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0answers
68 views

Ultra slow BIOS boot on Samsung NP530 notebook PC [duplicate]

I purchased a Samsung laptop model NP530U4C from Amazon in December 2012 and just two days ago it has suddenly developed a slow BIOS boot. The laptop has a Phoenix BIOS. I have made NO hardware ...
1
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1answer
461 views

Need to boot from bootable USB - but no option to do so

I've downloaded Linux (Elementary OS) so I can start writing code in Vala in my spare time, but there is a problem. I bought a new PC last month, it's an All-In-One (HP Pavilion something something ...
1
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3answers
885 views

External Harddrive won't let POST complete

I have a Fantom Drives GF3B2000U external hard-drive. USB 3.0. My problem is that if it is plugged in and powered on when I start the computer, it won't get past post. The bios is `v2.58 (C) ...
2
votes
1answer
235 views

Is it true a USB keyboard can cause a boot to fail?

We had a server running Big-IP and we through out the server hardware and (many years latter) I'm trying to wipe the hard disk. I was trying to boot in to a System Rescue CD so I can run Darik's Boot ...
1
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0answers
2k views

Installing Windows 8 from USB stick on a computer with only FreeDOS installed

I just bought an Asus G750JX and it has no Windows installed on it only the BIOS. When I open it I get three options: Load FreeDOS with maximum RAM free using EMM386 Load FreeDOS including HIMEM ...
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1answer
2k views

Gigabyte Motherboard Not Detecting Keyboard

My friend bought a Gigabyte motherboard for use in a hackintosh and for some reason it does not detect the keyboard. The keyboard lights up but no input is detected. He can not access the BIOS and has ...
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1answer
1k views

Why my bios have no option for usb flashdrive boot

My main board is Asus P5KPL-AM.I want to install window 7 by my Sandisk flash drive.I setup flash drive with "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool".i plugged my flash drive and restart and go to bios ...
2
votes
1answer
613 views

Wireless Keyboard vs. Quick Startup: USB Legacy Support

A while back I decided to switch to an SSD for my OS storage for the speed boost. At the same time I realised that the majority of time it takes for my PC to start up, was due to hanging PRIOR to ...
0
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4answers
15k views

Can't Boot from USB - even with Bios set correctly

I can't boot from USB even though the BIOS is set to boot from USB first. Windows Boot manager somehow seems to be taking precedence. I have Windows 7, Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed on my ...
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votes
2answers
7k views

How to turn on computer via USB Keyboard [closed]

I have an interesting query, my cat can turn on my computer by walking/laying on my keyboard when it is powered off, but I cannot find a way to do this intentionally. I have tried to google it, but I ...
0
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2answers
106 views

USB devices prevent computer to turn on

I have a dell optiplex 960. If I plug in 3 usb devices (keyboard, mouse, printer) all to 3 usb ports next to each other (there is a row of 4 and a row of 3 on the back of the computer), It will not ...
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0answers
378 views

Not booting to portable USB DVD Drive, though showing in Boot menu?

I have an AMD Duron, BIOS version is 2001 (an old PC). I want to do a clean install of Win XP. When i connect the USB DVD drive, it detects in the Boot Menu-F8, but soon the message comes - Insert ...
2
votes
0answers
206 views

System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
2
votes
4answers
13k views

Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
28
votes
12answers
151k views

If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can't boot from USB?

I just purchased an Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH51 with Windows 8. I want to wipe the drive and do a clean install but USB is not listed as a boot option in the BIOS. Does this mean it is not possible? ...
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1answer
1k views

PC won't boot / USB and PS2 keyboards don't work

My brother's PC has stopped working. He now cannot boot into windows, and he can't access BIOS by pressing the DEL key as no keyboards work. He has tried 4 different keyboards, one of which is PS/2. ...
5
votes
2answers
692 views

USB Legacy Support, Memtest86+ reboot, and booting from usb flash:

I'm having issues with my rig so I decided I probably should do a full hardware sanity check. I always start with Memtest86+, the very latest version. I discovered that my computer resets while ...
1
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1answer
297 views

Slow Bios Check After plugging USB Device

i am having a problem with booting my PC...After plugging my wireless network adapter in a usb port(does not matter which), it takes 30 secs to pass the bios check and start windows loading. If I ...
0
votes
1answer
884 views

Boot from USB gone from BIOS

My DVD-Rom recently broke and I have installed Ubuntu from my USB stick with no problem. But now when I enter BIOS, there is no Option for USB. I hit F8 and it's not listed there either. I know my ...
2
votes
0answers
212 views

Some USB drives not showing in BIOS

I have a GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard. I have an old USB drive that it will boot from just fine. I have two (identical) newer ones, but they will not boot. I found out that the newer ones aren't even ...
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vote
1answer
575 views

Shuttle FB51 mobo does not boot with external USB drive attached

I am repurposing an old Alienware desktop as a home media server. The PC is based on the Shuttle FB51 motherboard. The BIOS is a Phoenix Version 6.00 PG, release date 12/16/2002. I have loaded Ubuntu ...
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1answer
837 views

USB keyboard not recognized by motherboard with only a legacy PS/2 header

I've bought a D945GSEJT Atom motheboard that has three usb ports available and no PS/2 connector, just a PS/2 header. I have a PS/2 keyboard with a PS/2 to USB adapter and connected it to a USB port. ...
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2answers
274 views

Should my Thinkpad X130e be able to charge an Android phone while turned off?

Having a shortage of power sockets, I wanted to charge my phone and my Thinkpad (X130e) by charging the notebook directly and the phone via USB. In the UEFI settings menu, I have enabled both "Always ...
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2answers
4k views

Burn bootable iso image to USB stick using dd: Won't boot (despite USB first in boot sequence)

I have installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Thinkpad R500 2732, and I must update the BIOS. On the Lenovo website, I am offered this: BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista ...