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Old 09-07-2015, 01:07 AM   #1
Deus Absconditus
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Lenovo Bios not "including" verbatim as bootable in start-up sequence


Hey folks.
My usual machine has crashed and is at the doctor's.

Meanwhile, I want to be able to boot a friend's PC from my Verbatim USB. This is what happens in bios:

The first three options are in the section marked "included";
the following 6 or 7 - including my verbatim usb stick, recognized by bios as such - are "excluded".

The instructions say: "use / or x to include or exclude an item.

But when I try to move the USB stick up into the "included" zone, so as to make it bootable, the / key won't let me move it up, but just beeps at me.

Anyone help me out of this one?
 
Old 09-07-2015, 06:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

just a thought: do you use the keyboard usually attached to you friends PC?

Maybe you are using a keyboard with a different layout than the one assumed by the BIOS. I such a case pressing the / key will output another character, hence the beep that would mean "this character is not among those expected".
 
Old 09-07-2015, 12:08 PM   #3
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My guess is the laptop is UEFI and possibly has secure boot enabled. To boot a non-UEFI usb on my lenovo, I have to go to setup and change from UEFI to legacy bios.
 
Old 09-07-2015, 03:39 PM   #4
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Could also be that the usb is not really a usb to bios. It would be a hard drive choice to move up.
 
Old 09-09-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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thanks for the ideas guys

Didier: yes, I think regardless of whatever probs I'm experiencing, I AM, as a matter of fact, using a different keyboard since my all-time favorite keyboard stopped working on me the other day.

I'll attack the problem again when i have replaced the keyboard.


Doug: yes, right again! my PC is a UEFI and hers is not!


The other thing, don't know if this will be a factor or not: the stick is USB3, while her lenovo is not USB3-enabled.

thanks again for the great advice and tips guys
 
  


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