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My Z210 Workstation will not boot from a USB thumb drive. I know the drive is properly formatted and bootable, because I've booted another PC from it. I have the following relevant BIOS settings:

 

  • Removeable Media Boot: Enable
  • EFI Boot Order:
  •   USB Hard Drive
  •   USB Floppy/CD
  •   ATAPI CD-ROM Drive
  •   Other
  • Legacy Boot Order:
  •   USB Floppy/CD
  •   Hard Drive
  •   ATAPI CD-ROM Drive
  • Lock Legacy Resources: Disable
  • All USB Ports are enabled

When I boot up with the USB thumb drive in a USB port (and I've tried all of them), none of the USB choices (either EFI or Legacy) show up in the boot menu; however if I enter BIOS setup the device is there, so it is being detected. Any ideas?

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Is this at work?

 

It may be disabled in group policies if it is on a network.

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@erico wrote:

Is this at work?

 

It may be disabled in group policies if it is on a network.


It is at work, but how can Windows group policies apply when Windows isn't running (i.e. when I'm cold booting the workstation)? In addition, I have full admin rights on the workstation. I can install anything, the BIOS setup isn't locked down, etc.

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Check to see if there is a secure boot option in BIOS. Disable it.
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@erico wrote:
Check to see if there is a secure boot option in BIOS. Disable it.

The only options even remotely resembling that are:

 

  • Removeable Media Boot: Enabled
  • Activate Embedded Security on Next Boot: Disabled
  • OS Management of Embedded Security Device: Disabled

 

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Are you trying to boot an OS like Ubuntu?

 

Have you tried a different usb flash disk?

 

Some PCs are just not compatible with some usb media.

 

I have experienced the same issue with my Nook HD+. In order to be able to boot android CM10 in  a dual boot configuration with the Nook OS, amongst my collection of microSDHC cards, only a Samsung 8GB card will work. I tried with 16Gb and 32 GB class 6  and 10 cards of varying manufacturers, but so far it has been futile. 

 

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@erico wrote:

Are you trying to boot an OS like Ubuntu?

 

Have you tried a different usb flash disk?

 

Some PCs are just not compatible with some usb media.

 

I have experienced the same issue with my Nook HD+. In order to be able to boot android CM10 in  a dual boot configuration with the Nook OS, amongst my collection of microSDHC cards, only a Samsung 8GB card will work. I tried with 16Gb and 32 GB class 6  and 10 cards of varying manufacturers, but so far it has been futile. 

 


I've tried multiple thumb drives of multiple sizes and various speeds, with no success. I can't believe nobody else has encountered this problem.

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You seem to want answers, but don't seem to be willing to answer pertinent questions.

The support forum works well if information flows two ways.
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@erico wrote:
You seem to want answers, but don't seem to be willing to answer pertinent questions.

The support forum works well if information flows two ways.

Excuse me? I have answered every question you have asked. In response, you gave me some completely unrelated information about booting a Nook tablet, which has nothing to do with an HP workstation.

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You’re not the only one. Same problem here. I’ve also tried different sizes and brands of USB sticks. I suppose it’s possible that all of them just happen to be ones that won’t boot with this system, but I don’t have problems booting other systems with the same sticks.
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