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03-22-2022 01:59 AM
This pc would not let me install windows using a usb drive and when I went into bios to see if I could change boot drive it would not let me change to the usb as primary boot drive.
so I removed my m.2 from my custom pc that has already had windows installed and installed windows there which worked.
but when I put my hard drive into this pc it would only come up with attempting boot from hard drive which it just did that forever.
so I put this in my hp Compaq 6305 pro sff and it booted straight to windows.
I then put my other hard drive in that has true nas that was working on the other Compaq and it still said attempting to boot from hard drive.
specs if it helps:
AMD Athlon II X2 Processor B24 (3.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache)
8gb ddr3 ram
don't know if I need to get another CPU or what but I want to get this fixed
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03-22-2022 02:50 AM
@Psyco69 -- AMD Athlon II X2 Processor B24 (3.0 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache)
That seems to be part of a computer that is over TEN years old.
Booting from USB may not have been an option for that motherboard.
Probably, booting from a DVD will work.
- remove the disk-drive from your PC
- connect it as the "primary" disk-drive on some other PC
- install Windows 7 or Windows 8 onto the disk-drive
- return the disk-drive to your PC
- boot into Windows, and allow it to "activate" with Microsoft
- connect the USB memory-stick
- run the "SETUP.EXE' file from the memory-stick, to "upgrade" to Windows 10.
03-24-2022 01:33 AM
Sorry for the late reply
I have got a windows 7 home premium disk and have tryed to use this to install win 7 to this pc but i am unable to change boot order although i am able to see it and i am also unable to see the boot menu through f9
in the bios I cannot use enter to drag the boot order or f5 to disable booting from hard drive etc
also this computer was used in a school and the bios has probably been altered
03-24-2022 01:37 AM
@Psyco69 -- i am unable to change boot order although i am able to see it and i am also unable to see the boot menu through f9 in the bios I cannot use enter to drag the boot order or f5 to disable booting from hard drive etc. also this computer was used in a school and the bios has probably been altered
Disconnect the disk-drive.
Power-on the computer.
Since it no longer can boot from the disk-drive, you can enter BIOS SETUP mode.
Within that mode, you should be able to change the boot-order to promote the CD/DVD device, or a USB stick, to become the first bootable device.
Save/Exit from BIOS SETUP.
Shutdown your computer.
Reconnect the disk-drive.
Power-on your computer.
Use your smart-phone to show the "boot menu" screen, and post that image here, if that is the screen that you are having trouble using.
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