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

    Hi Guys,
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    Iíve just bought one of those USB Flash Drives. Iím supposed to be able to boot from it. I was hoping to put Ghost and an image file on it so that I could recover quickly if anything went wrong.
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    I canít boot from it. Iíve made it bootable by using the boot information off an old Win98SE floppy disk.
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    What am I doing wrong? Can any one help?
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    My motherboard is a GA-P35C-DS3R.
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    Thanks.

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

    Hi see this post and scroll down to where it says making a bootable flash...

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/bios...h-guide-27576/

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

    Thanks, but I've done that. That's where I got the info from in the first place. My problem seems to be a setting in the BIOS that allows me to boot from the flash drive.

    No matter what I try, it don't work!

    Cheers.

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

    I don't know your boards bios but under Advanced Settings enable Legacy USB Support Detect. Then where ever your boot menu is make USB Zip the first boot device that should do it if you set your usb memory stick up right. Bur I have been known to be wrong.

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

    Plug in your USB drive, go to -> Advanced BIOS Features -> Hard Disk Boot Priority.

    You should see a list of your harddrives, as well as your USB drive. Highlight the USB drive and move it up to the top by pressing the "+" key on the number pad.


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

    Thanks to you both for the help. It now works OK. Iím now going to make all my flash drives bootable.
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    Cheers,
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    Jessica

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    I'm glad it worked for someone. I have a Gigabyte MA74 gm-s2h motherboard. I have two USB flash drives. Both boot fine on other boards. I have set first boot device to all usb options. No help. Went into HD boot priority and it sees the USB-HDD as first and Sata 160 drive as second. System hangs at bootup. Sees the flash drive fine but won't boot either one. One is a DOS Ghost bootable, the other is a WDC Data Lifeguard Tools bootable. Used to like Gigabyte but now I'm having second thoughts. HELP!!!

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

    USB flash appear as HD in BIOS, so select Hard Disk and the USB HD as the boot disk.
    You can also try to press F12 at boot time, then select Hard Drive+ and then the USB HD.

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

    remember to format the stick in fat32 for the bios to see it aswell
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    Default Re: Can't boot from USB flash drive. Need help.

    ++ 2 ^^

    Make sure the drive is formatted to FAT32 not NTFS. Then be sure of course it is bootable, if that is your intention. In the BIOS be sure you have USB 1.2/2.0 enabled, and Legacy USB Storage.

    Then plug the USB stick in, and reboot. At startup hit F12 to get to the boot menu, on the boot menu screen choose HDD+, then on the next screen choose your USB Stick by name. It may look like a generic name, or the name of the memory chip in the USB, you will know which it is though because you will recognize your hard drives so you will know which to pick.

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