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Acer laptop won't recognise bootable usb

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February 11, 2013 10:27:58 PM

Hi there,

I just bought an Acer Aspire S5 391. Now I need to reinstall windows 7 from my USB flash drive. I know the USB works as I have successfully used in on another laptop.

The laptop doesnt seem to recognise the USB. USB HDD is set as number one in boot bios. I enabled the F12 boot menu, and when booting the USB doesnt appear in that menu either.

Another funny thing is that my friend is trying to put windows 7 on another acer laptop and he has the same problem. Is this an Acer thing with certain laptops of theirs, or certain USB's?

Thanks for any help!

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February 11, 2013 11:38:51 PM
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Would it being a USB 3.0 port have anything to do with it?
February 12, 2013 3:53:24 AM

Have you tried to reset the bios already?
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February 23, 2013 6:24:45 PM

Best answer selected by Brett928S2.
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February 23, 2013 6:24:49 PM

Hi :) 

CLOSING due to age... but please start another thread if you are still having problems , which I will answer promptly...

All the best Brett :) 
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