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How to boot a system which has only usb drive that works but doesnt have usb in bios list?

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June 12, 2013 3:44:04 AM

Hello,
I have an old p3 processor with 20 GB hard disk. My CD drive and Floppy drive doesnt work and USB is not listed in BIOS list. Currently system is not having any Operating System.
So please help me out to get through with this problem. Thanks in advance.

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June 12, 2013 3:57:27 AM

The motherboard may be too old to support USB as a boot up option. In that case, the only way is to connect a cd/dvd-rom (via on-board connector, like ATA) and boot from that.
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June 12, 2013 4:32:15 AM

house70 said:
The motherboard may be too old to support USB as a boot up option. In that case, the only way is to connect a cd/dvd-rom (via on-board connector, like ATA) and boot from that.


Sir thanks but can u pls elaborate this method. Also is there any other method of doing so.Thanks in advance

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June 12, 2013 6:58:15 AM

The method I mentioned involves opening the PC case, installing a ATA/IDE CD/DVD drive by connecting the data and power cables to it (no need to actually install the drive in the case via screws, although it would be better that way, since the PC is old and will likely need that drive in the future) and proceed into BIOS, select the first boot device to be that CD/DVD drive and install the OS.
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