Solved Boot HP G72 laptop from USB flash drive

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
October 13, 2011 at 19:13:49
Specs: Windows XP, E5200, 4GB DDR-II RAM
How to boot a HP G72 laptop from a removable USB Flash drive?
Or at least, how to make a flash drive the primary device to boot from?

I mean, I don't see any USB Flash Drives listed in the boot choice menu.

The BIOS only allows for the following choices:

- USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Disk
- USB Floppy
- Notebook Hard Drive
- Network Adapter

Where's the flash drive?

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October 14, 2011 at 04:57:14
Try the 2nd choice.

What do you have on the flash drive?

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October 14, 2011 at 07:37:36
^ I have something called "Reanimator Live CD/USB".
It's a Russian software package that resolves problems with your PC.
It is supposed to be bale to boot from a USB flash drive.

I tried all the boot devices that the BIOS offered me. No luck.
Could be the Russian package, though.

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October 14, 2011 at 15:08:51
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HP has the how to on their site.

Many flash drives tend to show up as a hard drive order choice. The flash drive has to be inserted before you power it on. Then go to bios to change drive order.

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