I am unsure if this is the correct place or not. I have a laptop that I am trying to boot from an external USB hard drive. I have gone in to the BIOs and enabled all the usb sections and move them to the first few lines. Two things one the drive is not seen in the bios and it will not boot. I can take a flash drive/usb thumbdrive and plug it in and there are no problems. Am I missing something here. I have an older model of it and it sees the drive in the Bios, but they are different Bios. Any ideas I know I can boot from cds etc...I am trying to eliminate cds all together with this boot process. Thanks.
You may be out of luck, only some computers can boot from an external USB device and I haven’t seen this option on a laptop computer before. Check with the manufacturers web site to see if there is a BIOS upgrade to add this feature.