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Bootable Usb Device


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#1 donchulo

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 03:03 PM

Following the death of my internal CD drive I decided to invest in a USB drive to replace it. It works fine in Windows but I've noticed that it won't bootup from the beginning like my my old internal drive did.
After research I discovered that I could do this by changing the BIOS settings but there doesn't seem to be "USB boot" option there. I updated the BIOS to the latest version (PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0, Version: 0F0A ) but I still don't have that option.
Is this a problem with the motherboard (HP 311282-001), the drive (LG GSA-2166D) or something else?
By the way I'm running Windows XP Pro on a Compaq Evo n1020v.
Any help would be really appreciated.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:21 AM

The only way to boot from a USB device would be if that option is available in the Bios in the area where you set the boot order.

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