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 Post subject: Cannot boot from USB even thought it is selected in BIOS
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:43 pm 
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I have the Boot from USB option selected in BIOS as enabled, but, in the boot order, it does not show as an option, and when booting from the boot selection screen, the only items that show up are

Hard Drive, CD drive and LAN.

It does not give an option from booting from the USB device. As far as I can tell, I have teh latest BIOS available too.

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/E4100_S ... 79nv.shtml

Any ideas here?

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannot boot from USB even thought it is selected in BIOS
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:26 am 
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Normally you would need to have a bootable USB device attached for it to appear in the boot order. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Cannot boot from USB even thought it is selected in BIOS
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Sorry, I failed to mention, I am inserting a bootable USB device before turning the computer on, and pressing the appropriate key to select a boot device.

The USB device still is not appearing as a boot device though if put in another PC to boot, it will boot from that same USB device.


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Some things to try include different USB ports, see if there is a BIOS update, and try using a USB based DVD drive with a bootable Windows install disc (some systems are picky about what might be considered bootable or not). Scott.


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