USB Boot

Sony Vaio vpcf111fx/b notebook
March 16, 2010 at 17:17:01
Specs: Windows XP
First off, i'm not sure that the product i chose is the right model but i do have some kind of Sony VAIO laptop. My problem is that i'm trying to boot off of a USB drive. I have made the drive bootable already but the USB drive is not showing up as a boot option

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#1
March 16, 2010 at 17:45:42
Can we assume you mean a usb cd/dvd drive?

If a usb flash or hard drive it may show up under the list of hard drives on some bios's. You'd have to plug in usb and boot to bios and move the usb up above the installed hard drive.

Does the usb work on any other system?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
March 16, 2010 at 19:00:56
it worked on my buddy's computer when he was showing me how to use it and i'm not to sure what you mean by usb cd/dvd drive(i'm not to up to date on computer lingo) but it's just a plain ol 8 gb usb flash drive. and it didn't show up as a drive in the bios...

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#3
March 17, 2010 at 12:50:40
OK, it is a flash drive.

Did you look under drives selections at the boot choice? Not under drives under the boot order choices.

It may show up as a hard drive, usb flash, usb-zip drive, usb hard drive or possibly a usb floppy.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
March 17, 2010 at 13:02:57
here...

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

google is your friend.


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#5
March 17, 2010 at 16:36:25
it's already bootable, i just used it like an hour ago on a different computer. and it's not showing up under any of those...the only hard drive it shows is a Toshiba one...i'm guessing that that is what my main hard drive is

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#6
March 17, 2010 at 17:26:13
I think it would be the installed one.

Last idea.
Do a full power off, remove ac/battery and press the power button a few time. Then install the usb and return power. Boot to bios. See if the flash device shows up.

Is there a boot order choice at boot like F9 or other to access boot choices?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#7
March 17, 2010 at 18:04:31
ok, i tried the whole power off thing and still it didn't show up as a boot option. +/- changes the boot order if that's what you mean, but that doesn't help me if it's not an option i don't think

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