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Ze5170 not showing usb flash as boot option

USB flash does not appear on boot list option

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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.

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SOURCE: pressing f10 doesnt give me the option to boot

ed to press f12

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SOURCE: i have a hp pavillion

Ignore it, it just means it could run faster if you had USB 2.0 but almost all USB devices are backward compatible to standard (USB 1)

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SOURCE: Hello, I am in a need

use window 7 installation bootable disc. that will help...

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

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SOURCE: How do I get it to boot from a USB flash drive?

Hi colnewman,
I can understand it could be frustrating some times But First you need to Format your Flash Drive to a bootable disk for your computer .
I had the same problem long ago
This particular step helped me to resolve this
I connected the flash drive and format the drive using NTFS file system.
Then click on Start-> Accessories-> System Tools-> Back up
now click on the wizard and click next
There will be an option called "All system files backup in this computer".This will create an Automated System Recovery Disk (ASR) . Select the target as USB Drive.

Hope, This will resolve the issue.

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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.
tip

Slax Guide for survival (Live Linux) USB flash-CD


Slax
(live linux) distribution proved to be an ultimate solution
for installation on a USB flash, CD,
MP3 Player, cameras and etc.

As all the above done in a few steps is the subject of this Guide.

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1) How to put Slax on a USB flash drive.

1.a) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 filesystem. (Windows)
(MyComputer, right click on your USB flash drive, Format, File System = FAT32, start)


1.b) Download Slax for USB
http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php

1.c) Slax for USB is distributed as a TAR archive.
It is necessary to unpack it on your USB flash drives.
When you do this, you will see on your USB flash,
two new folders: boot and slax
Open the folder
boot
and run
bootinst.bat (if you're in Windows).
or
bootinst.sh (if you are in Linux).
Then it will become bootable, ie. able to raise from your USB flash drive.

1.d) Then you need to restart your computer.

Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.
After Slax menu comes before you.

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(If in your BIOS is not set options for boot from USB flash drives, you can
do so when you start your computer press the keys: Delete, etc..
Thus will appear in the menu where you can set which devices can be boot-able)

2) How to put Slax on CD.

2.a) Download Slax for CD
http://www.slax.org/get_slax.php

2.b) Slax for CD is distributed as an ISO image.
It is necessary to burn it to CD
using the option of your program to burn CDs
Burn CD ISO image (Windows - Nero / Burn Image to Disc, for example)


2.c) Then you need to restart your computer.

2.d) Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your CD drive.
After Slax menu comes before you.


3) The Slax Live mode
see all your Windows and all. partitions and you can now manipulate them.

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3.a) Good collection of programs ie. modules:
http://www.slax.org/modules.php

3.b) You can start using your Slax easily.








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