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01-11-2012 04:02 PM
I just purchased an HP DM1 (4020sa) AMD E-450 Netbook. I'm just getting started getting the computer setup and trying to run through some diagnostics to make sure the hardware is good. I created a bootable 16GB USB stick with Memtest on it, formatted FAT32. Runs absolutely fine on my desktop.
However, for the life of me I can't figure out how to boot from USB on the netbook! I've tried changing the boot order, updating the BIOS, trying all 3 USB ports. Nothing is working!
At first pressing ESC then F9 for the boot menu was giving me 2 options, one for boot from USB and the other to boot from the hard drive. I could not select the USB, it was permenantly selected on the hard drive. Now, I don't see the option at all!
I'm considering installing Win7 x64, Ubuntu, and in the future Win8... so I need to know USB booting is possible on this netbook.
Please help! Thanks!
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01-12-2012 05:22 AM
I'm not sure what OS it is, perhaps MS-DOS? Anyway, it is Memtest86+. They have an auto-installer for USB key drives that I used. I created it on my desktop, which is running Windows 7 x64.
As I mentioned, my desktop boots just fine from the USB key drive and runs Memtest86+ without any issue.
01-13-2012 12:52 PM
Well, although Memtest86+ v4.20 is suppose to support AMD E Series CPUs, perhaps it doesn't work fully yet. I created a USB Key Drive with the Windows 7 x64 ISO, following instructions from Ars Technica, and that worked without any trouble whatsoever.
Anyway, don't know why the Memtest86+ won't work, but eh... oh well. At the laptop DOES can boot from the USB.
03-27-2012 12:30 AM
I am having same problem with HP dm1-4010us.
I can not seem to boot from USB disk.
I am trying to install Ubuntu (and get rid of Windows).
But nothing I do seems to recognize the USB disk. (which does work)
04-26-2012 10:33 PM
same problem here. I can't get it to boot from it either. I tried different usb sticks in different usb ports and got knowwhere... just boots straight into windows. Does not look like it even tried.
04-27-2012 03:02 AM
I solved my problem, by downloading HP's format utiltiy and formatting the USB stick. Then added the .iso and the laptop booted; linux loaded.
I don't know why HP format utility worked, while others did not.