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Old 06-17-2005, 11:28 AM   #1
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usb boot


Hello,

In my computer's bios set up, there are only 3 options: floppy, CD, and HDD.

So no hope of booting on a USBzip drive or a USB pendrive?

cheers,
 
Old 06-17-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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Hi!

There may be some hope. How old are your computer? Maybe there is a BIOS upgrade that would have the option of booting fro USB?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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It' rather old -- The motherboard dates back to 1999.

There's a bios upgrade available on the HP site but it dates back to 2000-- so would there be any use flashing the bios -- which some people sya can be tricky?
 
Old 06-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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Hi!

It can be useful to flash the BIOS, maybe it will help. The flashing can be a bit advanced, but there are always good documentation included. My mainboard is from 2000 and it can boot from flash memory.
 
  


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