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New Build Won't Boot OS from Thumb Drive

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January 20, 2012 12:19:17 AM

Hey Everyone,

I am in the process of installing an OS of mine from my 8GB Thumb Drive. However, I am currently receiving the " Boot from CD/DVD: Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk" screen. I made sure to change the First Boot order to - USB-HDD which is my Thumb Drive.

Why would it still expect me to be booting from my CD/DVD drive?

My motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3

Thanks so much.

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January 20, 2012 6:46:06 PM

Also to add, after changing my boot priority, i selected my USB Flash Drive as the main source. However, it still is asking me for the CD/DVD drive :( 
January 20, 2012 6:49:17 PM

Are you positive the memkey is bootable? I would try it in a different machine if possible. If the memkey isn't bootable its jumping to the next thing in the boot order which is probably the cd drive or HD.
January 21, 2012 2:58:53 PM

So I was able to get a hold of a Windows machine to actually make my flash drive bootable. However, now that I put my bootable flash drive in my new computer to install the OS, I get this screen:

"Loading Operating System....

A disk read error occurred....

Press Ctrl+ALT+Delete to restart"

Anyone have any idea where this came from?