Ex plorer 00:13 24 Dec 2009

In Bios I have the usual boot order CD / then HD.

There is also USB, USB FDD, and HDD, which are all marked Not Applicable.

Is there any way I can configure the USB HDD to my external HD and use it so I can boot from it.

Seems odd as I was also thinking of getting a FDD. I have a collection of floppies and again would like to give them a try out.

  rdave13 00:18 24 Dec 2009

Looks like you motherboard does not support them.

  Ex plorer 00:51 24 Dec 2009

That's what I was thinking so next time I buy a Laptop I will make certain they are supported.
It never crossed my mind at the time of buying so I am a little wiser.

  Quiller. 08:32 24 Dec 2009

and not have the features available. Look in intergrated peripherals for any usb disabled.

Also what is the make and model of motherboard.

  Peter 09:53 24 Dec 2009


Perhaps you need to have a bootable USB device plugged in and switched on before you go into the BIOS Boot options for the greyed out items to become available.


  Ex plorer 11:48 24 Dec 2009

Ran Fresh Diagnostics for the following.

Motherboard model R610
Vendor Samsung
Version N/A
Serial Number 123490EN400015

I had a look in the USB and the driver date is 6/21/2006

Laptop Samsung R610 32bit.

  Quiller. 13:26 24 Dec 2009

Just looked at the manual and you're right. It does not have the facility to boot from usb. It just has boot from network with a F12 at start up.

Strange for a machine that runs 7.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:07 24 Dec 2009

Try enabling "USB legacy for DOS"

then see f the USB boot options become available.

  Quiller. 20:14 24 Dec 2009

That feature is not shown in the bios according to the manual.

click here

  woodchip 20:21 24 Dec 2009

It does not see the USB device in BIOS if its not plugged in. Start with it plugged then go to BIOS and look for the drive

  woodchip 20:23 24 Dec 2009

I thought the same as you as I wanted to boot from a HP memory Stick. It worked after I plugged it in and moved it up the list as in my Laptop BIOS it does just like yours N/A

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