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I'm using acer travelmate290.I want to boot via USB Flash drive...But there is no usb flash drive options in BIOS settings...Please help me to install OS via usb...Because my DVD combo is not working....

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Try to set it with boot with floppy disk and enable boot other devices.

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When you look in the bios. do you already have the usb device plugged in ? ... some computers will not allow that option.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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Free usb reboot


You might want to boot from a USB device, like an external hard drive or a flash drive, for many different reasons.
When you boot from a USB device, what you're actually doing is running your computer with the operating system that's installed on the USB device. When you start your computer normally, you're running with the operating system installed on your hard drive - Windows, Linux, etc.

How To Boot From a USB Device
Change the BIOS boot order so the USB device option is listed first. The BIOS is rarely setup this way by default.
If the USB boot option is not first in the boot order, your PC will start "normally" (i.e. boot from your hard drive) without even looking at any boot information that might be on your USB device.
Tip: The BIOS on most computers list the USB boot option as USB or Removable Devices but some confusingly list it as a Hard Drive option, so be sure to dig around if you're having trouble finding the right one to choose.
Note: After setting your USB device as the first boot device, your computer will check it for boot information each time your PC starts. Leaving your computer configured this way shouldn't cause problems unless you plan on leaving the bootable USB device attached all the time.
Attach the USB device to your computer via any available USB port.
Note: Creating a bootable flash drive or configuring an external hard drive as bootable is a task in itself. Chances are you made it to my instructions here because you know whatever USB device you have should be bootable after properly configuring BIOS.

  • Restart your computer.
  • Watch for a Press any key to boot from external device... message.
  • On some bootable devices, you may be prompted with a message to press a key before the computer will boot to the flash drive or other USB device.
  • If you do nothing, your computer will check for boot information on the next boot device in the list in BIOS (see Step 1) which will probably be your hard drive.
Note: Most of the time when trying to boot to a USB device there is no key-press prompt. The USB boot process usually starts immediately.

  • Your computer should now boot from the flash drive or USB based external hard drive.

Jan 02, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Windows 7,Linux and other OS install from USB Pen drive, Flash Drive


To Install Windows 7 via USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive)
You need:

USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) minimum 4 gb for windows 7
Windows 7 ISO image file.
UNetbootin software download from here UNetbootin

Download the Unetbootin software, and open the file and click "RUN".
below window will pop

aaarwind.jpg
You can aslo install other OS's like linux etc etc. for Windows 7, click "Diskimage" radio button, locate or browse the ISO file of your OS by clicking "..." button.
select Drive: (in my PC usb drive is "I:" and press OK.

Next window looks like below picture

aaarwind_0.jpg
Wait till Installation Compleate.
after compleation. Click "reboot" to install to the same PC, or remove the Flash drive(Pen drive) and plug it to another PC or Laptop USB
and boot that System by USB Flash drive.
To do this Select the USB boot option from the BIOS. Or to boot from USB go through your Motherboard User Manual.

This method works on most of Machines with USB booting option.
I personally installed 100's of PC's via this method
thank you. Keep smiling. aaarwind

for other OS setup's via USB drive refer to below Website:

UNetbootin - Homepage

on Jan 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Ze5170 not showing usb flash as boot option


1. The PC has to support booting from a USB flash/pen/key drive. There may be anywhere from 0-3 items to change in the BIOS to make this possible assuming your BIOS supports it. Some older bios's may refer to your flash drive as a USB floppy or USB zip.
2. The USB flash drive must support booting from it in general.
3. The flash drive must contain the boot/system files.
4. The flash drive must have bootsector area. This is done with special utilities.
5. References to "A:" drive lines in the autoexec.bat and/or config.sys files you copy to the drive after you make it bootable may result in errors.
6. There are several programs available if you do a Google search that will help you make your USB Flash Drive bootable as well.

Jan 17, 2014 | HP Pavilion ze5170 Notebook

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Setting of USB boot


http://support.fujitsupc.com/CS/Portal/supportsearch.do

A6110/A6120 BIOS Guide

Boot Menu
Nope. No option for booting from USB
1. Floppy Disk Drive
2. Drive0: (Harddrive)
3) CD/DVD Drive
4) NETWORK
5.
6.
7.
Excluded from Boot Order:
USB MEMORY
USB Harddrive

Back before USB thumbdrives (Flash Drive, whatever), came on the scene; the Floppy Drive was used. Then the Optical Drive came out.
(CD/DVD drive)

Transfer the boot data to floppy disks, or a CD/DVD disk.
Make sure they are bootable..........

Regards,
joecoolvette

May 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Black screen


Aspire notebooks are designed with personal entertainment in mind, but when your monitor blacks out after only a few minutes, it's somewhat difficult to be entertained. There are several potential causes, as well as a few different ways to fix this problem.

Possible Causes This problem can be caused by your laptop entering sleep mode, overheating, damaged or faulty components, an improperly seated monitor cable, low battery and/or screen resolution set outside the monitor's range. Sleep mode is the most likely culprit, particularly if you're using your laptop on battery power. b> Prevention/Solution Sleep mode settings are located under "Power Options" in the Control Panel. Damaged components can be replaced by Acer if you send your Aspire in for repair. Routine cleaning of the exhaust ports and upgrading the cooling system can fix overheating. Plug your laptop into a wall outlet via the adapter to see if low battery power is the problem. Boot into Safe Mode to adjust monitor resolution if you can't do so normally. b> Considerations Acer will typically provide service for damaged laptops under warranty, typically for only the cost of shipping. They can also repair computers which are no longer under warranty, though you'll have to pay the full price for servicing. You can open a ticket with the support department to try and determine what your problem is as well. A recall has been issued for Aspire models AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG made before September 15, 2009, because of a problem with the microphone cord that causes overheating if pressure is applied to the left palm rest.
http://support.acer.com/ acer sup
One of the most common ways to update (or "flash") the BIOS on a computer is by using a standard USB flash drive. If a new update is available for your BIOS, you'll need to flash it to update it. Short for "basic input and output system," the BIOS is the main program on your computer and will periodically need to be updated to ensure that your machine stays functioning the way you want it to. Though it is an incredibly important procedure, updating the BIOS from a USB flash drive won't take more than a couple of minutes to complete.

Insert the USB flash drive that you want to use to flash your BIOS into your computer. Download the update for your BIOS from the website of your BIOS manufacturer. (The manufacturer of your BIOS will be listed in the instruction manual that came with your computer.) Copy the BIOS update file onto your USB flash drive. At the same time, make a note of the exact name and extension of the update file. Do not remove the USB flash drive from your computer. Restart your computer. Press the key required by your computer to enter the BIOS. This key will be written down on the screen. Press this key immediately as your computer starts to turn itself on. Highlight "Boot" and then hit "Enter" to select it. Change the piece of hardware listed under "Primary Boot Device" to reflect your attached USB flash drive. This will tell your computer that you want to restart your computer and boot from the flash drive. Select "Save Changes and Exit" to restart your computer. Wait a few seconds for a command prompt to appear on your computer screen. The command prompt is an entirely black screen with a small line of white text that you can type on. Once the command prompt appears, type in the name of the BIOS update file on your USB flash drive. Then hit "Enter." Hit the "Y" keyboard key a single time to tell your computer that you want to update your BIOS. Your existing BIOS version will be upgraded (or "flashed") to the new version via the file on your USB flash drive. Do not remove the USB flash drive from your computer during this process. Remove the USB flash drive from your computer once the BIOS update process is finished. The update program will indicate when the process is finished. Your computer will automatically restart itself and your BIOS will be updated. Bios definition http://www.butterscotch.com/tutorial/What-Is-A-BIOS

Apr 11, 2013 | Acer Aspire One D257 Netbook

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Vostro 1015


Please set the bios : first boot with the USB disk or USB cdrom.
My Dell Vostro 1000 battery can boot with the USB Flash disk

May 13, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Cant restore acer netbook back to facotry settings did not do backup when purchased


Recovery procedure for Acer netbooks.

Important Information

The Recovery disc will help you to restore the hard drive with the original software content that was installed when you purchased your notebook. Follow the steps below to rebuild your hard drive. Your drive will be reformatted and all data will be erased. It is important to back up all data files before you use this option.

Restoration procedure:

1. Press the power button to turn the system on.

2. Select to boot from a USB optical drive. There are two ways to do this:

2.1. Press <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup) to enter BIOS Setup.

2.1.1. Select the Boot menu.

2.1.2. Refer to onscreen instructions to set the first device to any bootable optical disc drive.

2.2. Press <F12> during the Power-On Self-Test (when the Acer logo is displayed onscreen after bootup), and select the USB ODD from the list that appears.

3. Ensure the Recovery disc is in an external (USB) optical disc drive, and exit the boot selection menu, by selecting Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or pressing <F10>, or by pressing <Enter> as appropriate.

4. Select Exit Saving Changes from the Exit menu or press <F10>.

5. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process.

6. When you finish the recovery process, please remove the Recovery disc and insert the System disc again.

7. Restart your computer.



Create a Recovery USB device

You will need a second computer with an ODD to complete this procedure.

1) Insert the Recovery CD into the optical drive. Plug in a USB/flash drive with a minimum capacity of 1 GB.

2) Enter the BIOS setup and set the first boot device to the ODD. Save the changes and exit.

3) Allow your computer to boot up.

4) From the list of options, select "install2usb".

5) You will see a list of available disks, select the USB drive you plugged in.

6) Click the next button to complete the procedure.

7) Remove the USB ODD and USB/flash drive. You now have the Recovery system stored in your USB/flash drive, for future use if necessary.

Apr 23, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Acer notebook will not boot, no cd drive to use boot up disc, wont start In safe mode any help please


use external cd/dvd drive via usb, boot from usb upon setting the bios, go to boot tab and place usb drive in the first boot priority

Apr 10, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3690-2196 Notebook

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I want to boot from usb flash drive. how can i do ?


Hi

Thank you for your query

Please try the following

1) Switch on PC
2) Press F12, del or the ESC key to enter setup
3) Go to advanced options and then choose boot options
4) In boot options choose USB peripheral to be set as first boot device
5) Save and exit from the BIOS screen

As the PC restarts make sure the USB flash drive is plugged into the PC

I hope this has been useful

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