Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 14 of 14

Thread: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.




  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Saluda, NC
    Posts
    3

    Thumbs down Re: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.

    The usb memory stick is an old 32 meg with a diskette image of Data Lifeguard tools on it used for setting up WDC disks. It was created with the HP bootable memory stick program. A same second memory stick has a diskette image of XP bootable diskette and Ghost loaded. Both work (boot) fine on other boards.
    I checked bios and have the following: onchip usb controller=enabled; usb ehci=enabled; usb keyboard=enabled; usb mouse=enabled; and legacy usb storage detect=enabled.
    I have 'first boot device' set to HDD and USB is above (before the 80gig WDC drive) in priority. If I strike F12 and select HDD+ I see the Sandisk cruizer before the HDD. Select it and enter and it hangs at "Verifying DMI pool data" message. Same happens on normal boot. Remove the usb memory stick and it boots XP fine from the HDD. ?????

  2. #12
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.

    Well boot order method is not going to work, the way you select it after HDD+ on the F12 screen should.

    In windows check the USB stick properties, see if it is FAT32 type. Some USB Sticks just simply do not work with Qflash or booting in Gigabyte boards. I have two 2GB Sticks directly from Gigabyte themselves, one works for both the other will not work for either, so it all depends on if they are compatible or not as well.

    Are you using the very latest BIOS for your board? If not this could also be part of the problem

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Saluda, NC
    Posts
    3

    Default Re: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.

    [The memory sticks were created from bootable diskettes. Viewing them in Windows XP shows them as FAT not FAT32 and they are ~1.44meg size of which about 1 meg is used on the Ghost bootable memory stick I am looking at now. Could it be that Gigabyte does not support FAT (fat16) formatted bootable memory sticks?? I can see the files on the stick fine from WinXP. I just can't boot from the FAT stick.

  4. #14
    Lsdmeasap's Avatar
    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    PCB Island
    Posts
    25,940

    Default Re: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.

    Could be that or incompatible for the booting process.

    Format it to FAT32 and see if it works then.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •