Hi all, As the title suggests how can I boot from a USB device (memory stick) In BIOS I get the options HDDs CDorDVD Floppy Other. If I disable all apart from other it will boot from HDD and not the USB. Could be that the BIOS does not support USB, can this be upgraded?
Looking at my own manuals, they all have that option in the boot list (where you have been looking) but it is possible for some BIOS versions to require this fetaure to be enabled in the USB section first. It is also conceivable that it doesn't permit it at all of course.
I think you will find that it is only newer motherboards with up to date BIOS's that will allow booting from USB devices. I dought if this could be rectified with a BIOS update unless your mobo is fairly new.
The motherboard is MSI MS-6585. The BIOS is AMI BIOS ver 3.31 according to the link from Stuartli Amibois Simple setyp utility is required?
Woodchip I don`t have the option of making "other device" the first choice. I have first, second and third choices in the BIOS all of which can be changed as normal, there is a forth choice of "other device" but this can only be set to yes or no. If I set it to yes and disable all other options in the BIOS it will boot from the IDE drive even though is has been disabled.
I have a feeling that this BIOS does not support USB but if it does I would like to set it up.