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My computer does not allow me to set Bios to boot from USB stick. is/was there a Bios  update for the

N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) (Foxconn) mothrboard?

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Hello, @Funkyecat – Hope you are well :)
 

Thanks for stopping by HP Support forums. I will do my best to assist you with this issue!


I see that you are having issues while trying to boot the BIOS from USB stick. Let’s start with the steps mentioned here: http://hp.care/2fCHWda

 

If the issue still persists, then let’s try to boot it outside BIOS. Turn off and restart PC. On startup keep tapping “F9” to get boot device options. Now select USB option connect the USB stick and check.

 

Please let me know if this resolves the issue, or if you require further assistance.

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I know how to change boot order. The Bios on my computer does not have a reference for USB. I want to know ifthere was a Bios update that may include this.

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> My computer does not allow me to set Bios to boot from USB stick.

 

A guess:

 

Enter BIOS SETUP, and see if your BIOS has "groups" (the "Optical drives" group, and the "Disk drives" group),

and if the BIOS allows you to "prefer" one group over the other.  If it does, choose the "Disk drives" group.

 

Then, open the "Disk drives" group, and see if that group has two members, namely your 'C:' drive and your USB drive.

Choose to make the USB drive the "preferred" item in that group.

 

Save-and-exit from BIOS SETUP, and allow the computer to boot from the USB device, as the "preferred" member of the preferred "Disk drives" group.

 

I hope this helps.

 

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P.S. F9 is Diagmostics

My Bios doed not give me those options.

F10 does not open sessions it goes to password (Which I don't have) and requires F@ to boot up.

 

This has all changged from years back.

 

~8 year old computer and cannot get anything at Foxcon.

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> My BIOS does not give me those options.

 

Nothing even remotely similar?

 

Do you really need to boot from USB?  Can you boot from a CD/DVD-recordable?

 

> F10 does not open sessions it goes to password (Which I don't have ...

 

Since you have a "desktop" computer, not a "laptop" computer, there is a documented procedure for moving a small "jumper" on the motherboard to "clear" all the BIOS settings, which includes the deletion of that password.

 

Then, you really "own" your password-free computer.

 

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Creation of a Recovery USB is required as the file will not fit on DVD (1.01 GB.

 

The settings seen while (re)staring the computer are different from what they do (did) (F10,ESC, etc.)

 

I don't have a password and never had. All I have to do is press F@ to continue. It use to be a complete settings as per statement on the initial page.

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> Creation of a Recovery USB is required as the file will not fit on DVD (1.01 GB.

 

All the full-size "blank" DVD-recordables that I have will hold 4.7 GB -- much more than 700 MB that a CD-recordable will hold.

 

> I don't have a password and never had ...

 

Previously, you said that it was prompting for a password that you did not have.

 

I'm confused.

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Recovery drive requires 8gig can only use USB stick. Current Bios does not have allowance for booting to USB.

 

That is what I said from the beginning. I cannot find if there was a Bios update!!

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> Current Bios does not have allowance for booting to USB.

 

Connect the USB stick, and turn the computer on.

What options do you have, for each 'Fnn' key?

 

Do you have a "smart-phone" with a built-in camera?

If so, take a picture of what you see, and include that image in your reply.

 

Choose the one that allows you to enter "BIOS SETUP" (or whatever it is called).

 

Is there a section for "BOOT", i.e., to choose which devices (or device-groups) are to be checked for being bootable, and in what order those devices are to be checked?

 

Again, snap another picture.

 

Is there a section for "Disk Drive Group"?

Is there more than one "member" in that "group".

Hopefully, there will be one line for the USB stick, and one line for the disk-drive.

Correct?

 

Again, snap another picture.

 

Change the order to put the USB memory-stick "ahead" of the disk-drive.

 

Return to the previous menu.

Put the "boot from disk-drive group" ahead of the "boot-from-optical-devices" group.

 

Again, snap another picture.

 

Save & exit from BIOS SETUP.

 

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