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Bootable USB Flash drive - Menu not working.

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November 17, 2013 1:27:45 PM

I tested a Toshiba bootable USB Flash drive on my computer by placing the Flash drive in the USB port and turned on the computer. I pressed the F9 Key and the boot menu came up and I clicked on the Toshiba drive option but nothing happened. What do I do now? Thanks

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November 17, 2013 1:35:53 PM

Try changing the Boot order in the BIOS so that the USB is the first option. IF there is a bootable OS or utility it should come up that way without pressing F9. Boot Order: USB, Optical drive, OS HD.
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November 17, 2013 3:16:39 PM

Where can I can get the information to change the UFEI/BIOS settings.

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November 17, 2013 9:07:12 PM

Depending on your MB, you may need to find out what key to hold while booting. Many use the "Del" key. While starting ( cold or restart is fine ) keep pressing the delete key about twice a second until it is obvious that you are starting the BIOS. You will have many options. Most Bios's just use the arrow keys,esc, enter and numbers, but now you can also use a mouse for many functions. Look for the "Boot Priority". BIOS's vary in how you change the options, but if it is a UFEI you should be able to use your mouse and drag the choices around or possibly just choose numbers. Try USB, optical, then OS HD last. Then use the "Esc" key to back out and exit the BIOS. It will ask you if you want to save the changes, of course, "YES". Then it will restart again, with your USB stick in, and hopefully it will boot from it! If it doesn't, just turn it off and try a cold start. It should work by now!
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November 18, 2013 11:26:26 AM

avjguy2362 said:
Try changing the Boot order in the BIOS so that the USB is the first option. IF there is a bootable OS or utility it should come up that way without pressing F9. Boot Order: USB, Optical drive, OS HD.


avjguy2362 said:
Depending on your MB, you may need to find out what key to hold while booting. Many use the "Del" key. While starting ( cold or restart is fine ) keep pressing the delete key about twice a second until it is obvious that you are starting the BIOS. You will have many options. Most Bios's just use the arrow keys,esc, enter and numbers, but now you can also use a mouse for many functions. Look for the "Boot Priority". BIOS's vary in how you change the options, but if it is a UFEI you should be able to use your mouse and drag the choices around or possibly just choose numbers. Try USB, optical, then OS HD last. Then use the "Esc" key to back out and exit the BIOS. It will ask you if you want to save the changes, of course, "YES". Then it will restart again, with your USB stick in, and hopefully it will boot from it! If it doesn't, just turn it off and try a cold start. It should work by now!


I tried using "Del" key while starting from a cold and I got a menu screen named “Startup Menu”
The choices are:
Continue startup
System Information
Change language
At the bottom of the screen was the option to go to next menu by pressing the “esc” key.
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After pressing the “esc” key I got a menu screen named “Please select boot device:”

UEFI Boot Sources

Windows Boot Manger
UEFI: Lexar USB Flash Drive 8.07
UEFI: IPV4 Network Card
UEFI: IPV6 Network Card

Legacy Boot Services
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I selected the USB Flash Drive but I got a blank screen
I tried the Boot Manager – It listed the current drives connect to the HP, my Toshiba external drive was listed at the top of the list. The items on this list were not movable and USB was not displayed on the list.
The “esc” key was an option to continue with bootup.
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