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Asus M4A785TD-V EVO: Cannot Boot from USB

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January 26, 2012 12:26:36 AM

Alright, so I've used a number of programs including Memtest's USB Installer, HP's Utility, and rmprepusb. No matter what options I select, and how many tutorials I follow, the bios refuses to boot from USB. I hit F8, and the BIOS identifies the USB. However, when I select the USB, Windows just starts loading.

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January 26, 2012 12:27:10 AM

By the way, the BIOS is updated to the latest version. I'm trying to install Windows XP from a USB. When I use Qemu to boot from the USB, it works fine.
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January 26, 2012 12:47:01 AM

you have to put the usb first boot in bios the accept the change stop computer connect usb drive then restart
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January 26, 2012 7:24:51 AM

scout_03 said:
you have to put the usb first boot in bios the accept the change stop computer connect usb drive then restart


What? I'm not sure what you mean.
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January 26, 2012 7:38:26 AM

Make sure its not in USB3 port.
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January 26, 2012 7:46:00 AM

I checked, and the motherboard only has USB 2.0 ports.
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January 26, 2012 6:41:44 PM

the process is the same that if you where doing it with the cd/dvd drive but you use the usb key
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January 26, 2012 7:04:39 PM

Yes, I've tried that.
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January 27, 2012 11:16:23 AM

scout_03 said:
look under section 2.6 boot menu and 2.61 page 2-18 of manual the is no usb that appear in boot that why you cannot boot from usb http://ca.asus.com/en/Motherboards/AMD_AM3/M4A785TDV_EV...


Well, it allows me to select the USB in my boot device priority. And it lets me see USB when I hit F8. I can also use EZ Flash which uses the USB Flash Drive. It even lets me emulate the USB flash drive as a CDROM, Floppy, ZIP, or hard disk.
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January 27, 2012 1:21:03 PM

whitout pressing f8 could you set usb first boot if the is yes and you accept the change in bios,does you hdd have a os already install on it
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January 27, 2012 1:48:30 PM

scout_03 said:
whitout pressing f8 could you set usb first boot if the is yes and you accept the change in bios,does you hdd have a os already install on it


Yes, without pressing F8, I could press USB first boot. And yes, I did accept the change in bios. Yes, my HDD does have an OS installed.

Don't worry about it. I'm just going to use Plop to boot from the CD drive, and then select to boot from USB from Plop.
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