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GA-P35-DS3L USB Flash Drive Boot problem.

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Last response: in Motherboards
December 2, 2007 12:33:48 AM

I just built a computer with GigaByte P35-DS3L Motherboard, and used Norton
Ghost to create a bootable USB Flash drive. But it seems that GigaByte P35-
DS3L Motherboard won't boot from the USB Flash drive. The light on the Flash drive
flashes, which indicates some access.

That USB Flash drive can be boot up without any problem on another computer.

Here are some of the my BIOS configuration:

Advanced BIOS Features:
Hard Drive boot priority: Kingston Flash Drive 2.0, West Digital Hard Drive.
First Boot Device: I tried Hard drive, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-HDD, USB-CDROM. None of them works.

Integrated Peripherals:
USB Controller: Enabled
USB 2.0 Controller: Enabled
USB Keyboard Support: Enabled
USB Mouse Support: Enabled
Legacy USB storage detect: Enabled.

Hope someone can share some expertise on it.


More about : p35 ds3l usb flash drive boot problem

January 6, 2008 3:31:37 PM

Did you ever figure this out? I'm still having troubles with it... I know that the flash drive is a USB-HDD, but it won't boot (even though it works on other systems). It just skips right to the internal Hard Drive and boots windows...
a b V Motherboard
January 6, 2008 4:03:15 PM

Change boot priority in BIOS. I have the same motherboard and can boot in to Linux via 2GB Corsair Voyager USB.
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January 6, 2008 11:31:17 PM

I've put USB-HDD first it the boot order, but then it just sits at the post screen, and doesn't boot from the flash drive. :( 
February 6, 2008 9:41:36 PM

Shadow, what did you change the boot priority to? there are a number of choices that seem "right". USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB HDD... not sure which is the 'right' one.
February 7, 2008 11:19:02 PM

Wait, how do you even make the USB flash drive bootable? I was told to format it under Windows with a FAT partition. I wanted to update my bios from it, but I would go in the flash utility in the ga-p35-ds3l and it would only detect the floppy disk. I ended up using the floppy.
April 13, 2008 9:34:46 AM

I had the same problems with my Lexar usb flash drive, which was already formated in FAT. LSDMEASAP recommended re-formating in FAT, which solved my problems with all the default values set in the bios for usb.

The default value in bios is for a floppy drive even if one is not attached. With this setting my flash drive showed up as floppy drive B in Q-Flash. No need to set HDD order or anything.
June 25, 2008 1:29:32 PM

I got my sony usb to work with backpack 3 by changing the hard disk priority. This option is on the top of the list in the advanced bios menu, just above the boot order. There was an option to boot from the usb-hdd before the hard drive.
August 7, 2008 6:37:53 AM

I just want to reiterate what brandonros said.

Get into BIOS settings
Advanced BIOS Features
Hard Drive Boot Priority
Then move the USB drive up to the top.

The program I used to make my USB drive bootable was HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Remember, you won't see the files on the USB drive unless you go to folder options and set it to show hidden files and system files.

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November 26, 2011 10:13:37 AM

note:you have to open your computer case for doing this if u want to then u can proceed!!!!!!!!!!!

you will be able to boot from flash drive if you follow these steps:-
1) open you computer case
2)remove the sata cable of your hard disk (if using pata hard disk then remove pata cable)
3) then try to boot with your flash drive using boot option
may it helps u because i am successful in doing this method
March 12, 2012 7:17:38 AM

After pressing F12 while booting your computer, you will find "+" symbol just beside 'HDD' option , expand the "+" you will find your USB Flash right there.
a b V Motherboard
March 23, 2012 10:22:59 PM

I have GA-A75M-UD2H
I have the same USB Boot Problem.

I habe ce. 10 USB-Sticks -
some of the old TakeMS-2GB and 8GB and one MicroSD-USB-Adapter boots well.
No ScanDisk - no the other SD-USB-Adapter no ADATA-Stick
no boot from the rest.

Sipmle not Listed F12 after + in HDD-Drives ---
I have changed many options in BIOS -- even tryed Default settings -- even Reseted BIOS by Jumper an Battery -- Even have tryed various Formatprograms for Formatting FAT32...
Same Problem after BIOSupdate.

All Sticks boots well from other computers.