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Trying to change bios to accept boot from usb drive.


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#1 cat33

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

When I turn the computer on with a flash drive in it that I tried to make to boot from, the light on the usb drive flashes so I think my 6 year old computer is trying to read it. I guess I might have made the bootable usb drive wrong. Seems like I must have the right boot order or it wouldn't have a flashing light on the usb drive?

A few years ago I tried to make bootable dvd's but I didn't realize there was a difference between a ROM drive and an RW drive. I gave up. I have an RW drive. I'm not sure how to make a bootable cd or dvd that works in an RW drive.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

In order to boot from a flash drive your BIOS has to support it, there should be an option in the boot order if it is capable of this. Depending on the BIOS you may need to enable booting from a flash drive.

To make a bootable CD/DVD the disc must be a ISO file. To do this you will need a program like ImgBurn to do this. This link will take you to a tutorial for burning a ISO disc, it uses Imgburn and has a link to download it.

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