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I would like to boot from a USB flash drive that I formatted & partitioned using RUFUS 3.15.1812. The flash drive has the free Norton bootable recovery tool. The file system is FAT32 & removable storage has a MBR partition. 

 

When I go into BIOS (UEFI) by hitting the esc key I go into boot device options (F9) &  I make sure that USB boot is enabled & when I try to select USB as the first place to boot from I cannot for some reason.

 

Please provide me with steps to boot from USB if possible I have the following BIOS version F.26 . Thank you in advance!

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@user890003 

At least on my PCs that are UEFI, the boot disk must be formatted GPT in order for it to be bootable.

 

When you use RUFUS to format a USB stick, it normally defaults to UEFI/GPT.  You need to check that for the Norton stick.

 

IF that is the case, I don't know what else to tell you other than trying to create a UEFI bootable USB stick of Windows media and seeing if that boots.  If that boots, then there is something wrong with the Norton stick.



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@user890003 

At least on my PCs that are UEFI, the boot disk must be formatted GPT in order for it to be bootable.

 

When you use RUFUS to format a USB stick, it normally defaults to UEFI/GPT.  You need to check that for the Norton stick.

 

IF that is the case, I don't know what else to tell you other than trying to create a UEFI bootable USB stick of Windows media and seeing if that boots.  If that boots, then there is something wrong with the Norton stick.



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Thank you! This was really helpful. 

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