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HP Pavilion A6400f with ASUS IPIBL-LB "Benicia" mobo, BIOS Award 5.43. I need to add the option to boot from the USB port (it has four). Using PLOP is not an option. Is there a way to get this old girl to boot from USB?

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Hi@RealGomer,

 

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I was going through your post and would like to help you. Thank you for sharing the issue details.

 

Unable to do a USB boot. Is that right?

 

The motherboard on your PC is a Legacy component of which the component doesn’t have any BIOS updates either from HP or ASUS.

You will be unable to do a USB boot from it as there are no patch updates to do so. The only suggestable way to boot is a bootable disc

 

Hope this helps. Let me know for more.

 

Happy posting.

 

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I tried starting the box with a boot disc from another OS and had a USB in the port. Guess what? It recocognized the USB. Woo-hoo.

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Hi@RealGomer,

 

I thank you for the reply.

 

Glad to see that the PC is working now. Any questions, please reach out to HP forums for further help.

 

Hope it helps. Happy posting.

 

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Related but unrelated question. Everything on the box says it's a A6400f. But when I ran a system info app it said the box was a D6400f.  Curiouser and curiouser.

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Hi @RealGomer

 

I thanks for the reply.

 

I checked and see that the model of your computer is Pavilion A6400f and we do not have any model Pavilion D6400f.

 

I am not sure why it is showing D6400f in the system info.

 

Please send me a screen shot of the same so that I can check with the concerned team.

 

Looking forward to your reply.

 

Take care. Cheers!

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