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12-17-2020 10:28 AM
I have been unable to get the PC to boot from a USB drive.
When I start the PC and press F10, I get into the BIOS, go to System Configuration, then go to Boot Options.
I use the F5/F6 keys to change the UEFI Boot Order to be:
USB CD/DVD ROM Drive
USB Diskette on Key/USB hard Disk
OS boot Manager
! Network Adapter
In front of (to the left of) the "OS boot Manager" line is a right-pointing arrowhead.
I have not been able to get rid of the arrowhead or move it to be in front of another entry.
I press F10 to save and exit the BIOS.
The PC boots from the hard drive, not from the USB drive.
How do I get the PC to boot from the USB drive?
12-17-2020 10:46 AM
See if this works...
With the USB flash drive in a USB port, instead of selecting the F10 option, select the F9 boot options menu.
From that, select the USB Diskette on Key/USB hard Disk, and press the Enter key.
The PC should then boot from the flash drive.
12-17-2020 03:04 PM
Thank you for your quick response. I had used F9 before, but that didn't take me to the boot options menu; I had to press F10 after pressing F9. But I don't know if I had a USB drive in a USB port when I did that, so I followed your advice
With a USB drive in a USB port, I selected F9, the boot option menu, which displayed:
--- beginning of display ---
OS boot manager (UEFI) - Windows Boot Manager (HBG4e)
Boot From EFI File
up and down arrows to change option. ENTER to select an option.
Press F10 to BIOS Setup Options. ESC to exit.
--- end of display ---
I pressed F10 to enter BIOS options.
I moved " USB Diskette on Key/USB hard Disk" to the top of the list and pressed ENTER
The arrowhead stayed in front of the "OS boot Manager" line
Then I pressed F10 to save and exit
The PC booted from the hard drive.
Do you have any other suggestions?
12-17-2020 03:08 PM
You're very welcome.
The only other suggestion I can offer would be to go into the BIOS setup (F10), enable legacy mode/disable secure boot, save the settings, restart the PC with the USB flash drive plugged in, do the F9 thing again and see if the USB flash drive shows up under the legacy boot sources list.
If so, select it, press the enter key and the PC should boot from the flash drive.
See this link for the settings to change. Usually when you enable legacy mode it automatically disables secure boot.
12-17-2020 09:37 PM
Thanx for your suggestion. After reading your reply and reading the information at the link that you supplied, I thought that it would work; but it didn't. It isn't often that a computer beats me, but this is one time that a PC did. Again, thank you for helping me, a total stranger. Much appreciated!
12-18-2020 06:49 AM
You're very welcome.
Unfortunately, I am stumped too.
You may want to try a different USB flash drive, try a different USB port, or use an external DVD drive if you are trying to reinstall W10.
With legacy mode enabled, a legacy list of boot devices should have shown up.