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    Default Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    I have a USB stick with a bootable windows 7 installer on it. When I put it into my laptop, it's detected fine and the installer starts.

    I've tried to get this to work with my new ga-x58a-ud3r but I'm stuck.

    I've enabled legacy USB storage - I've set the boot sequence to be:
    USB HDD
    Hard Disk
    Disabled

    If I then hit F12 when booting, I get a menu. I select 'Hard Drive' from the list and it lists my drive. I select the drive, and the system boots as far as:

    Verifying DMI pool data ................

    Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    have you made the usb stick bootable?? and is it in fat32 file system?? disable any floppy drives from the bios and boot order aswell as it will help,disable drive A too
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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    Yes, the USB stick is bootable, the partition is active - and it works fine on my Laptop.

    I tried formatting it as FAT32 but that didn't make a difference.

    I also tried disabling floppy support in the CMOS settings (it was never in the boot order) but that didn't help either.

    Any other ideas?

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    you want to install windows7 from a usb stick onto a hdd correct??? what bios version are you using?
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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    Yes, I'm trying to install Windows 7 from USB.

    My BIOS reports that it's version FA.

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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    Quote Originally Posted by alunharford View Post
    Yes, I'm trying to install Windows 7 from USB.

    My BIOS reports that it's version FA.
    anyluck with this yet??? i cant think why it wont install from a usb stick seeing that you have enabled usb legacy devices and made the stick bootable
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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    It just may not be compatible, some are not, especially larger ones.

    You could test this by flashing the BIOS with the USB stick, or attempting/acting like you're going. If you can see the USB stick and BIOS files in there with Qflash then it should be compatible.

    Just use F12 to pick the USB to boot from as you have been doing, don't set the 1, 2, 3 boot order to have USB in it, make it HDD, HDD, or CD, HDD, ect

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    I never did get it to work. I bought a DVD drive and installed Windows from that.

    I suspect the motherboard couldn't boot that particular model of drive. I've tried 6 other machines and they work fine with it.

    If somebody from gigabyte wants to try to debug the issue, it's a Sandisk Cruzer 16gb.

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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    wow I have a sandisk cruzer 8GB and it's also stuck on Verifying DMI pool. I tried swapping ram, unplugging HDs, trying 2/4/6 GB, thought that the mobo was faulty. I am going to try with a different USB or a DVD.

    Thanks for the info, I'll go try it now.

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    Default Re: Booting from USB with ga-x58a-ud3r

    Quote Originally Posted by alunharford View Post
    I suspect the motherboard couldn't boot that particular model of drive. I've tried 6 other machines and they work fine with it.

    Doesn't help you, but FYI, a Mushkin 16 Gb boots just fine.

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