How to upload a computer from a flash drive?
To begin with, we will describe everything as short as possible for those who are already more or less familiar with the concept of "open bios" or "Call a boot menu", in the same way, we will analyze all possible options for downloading computers and laptops with a removable USB media. In a nutshell, it looks like this:
The first is after the power supply (pressing the "ON / OFF" button) - you need to press one of the hot keyboard keys, which will cause the BIOS configuration monitor screen, and even better - "boot menu". USB flash drive, must be inserted into USB port before inclusion To do this - in the main mass (not in all) systems, you need to press the "F2" key, if it comes to laptops, and the "Delete" key, if we are trying to download a stationary computer from a USB disk, "Button" approached Depending on the age of the system, the BIOS menu will appear before us, with a certain number of tabs, move in which you can, most often using the arrow, to confirm the same action by the "ENTER" key, and return the "ESC" back.
If you managed to immediately open the "Boot Menu" (this window will seem like the image at the very top of the article) - everything is simple, you need to move, using the keyboard arrows, to the name of the flash drive, and click "ENTER". - In this case, the download from the USB will start immediately ..
If, you, you ended up in BIOS, on the screen, which appeared directly in front of you - you need to look for a section in which it would be the word "boot" - it will be in some inscription, for example - "Boot Priority .." and t ..
Those. The first task is to find something that contains the word "boot". When we find - in this section we will see several lines, with the names of the devices. Among them will be there, and inserted by us until the power is turned on, USB flash drive.
Now, you need to highlight the string with the name of our flash drive, by means of the transition up / down the keyboard arrows. And, string with a USB disk, move the list. As a rule, this is done by pressing the "+" / "keys -" or "F5" / "F6"
When a string with the name of the element you need is moved to the very top of the list - click "F10" (if after pressing "F10" has something else - click "Enter"). This action will save the settings and will send the system to reboot, after which it will start up from the head of us, in the upper line of the device.
Now, in more detail, how and on which devices can be logged in the BIOS menu and setting up the download from the USB flash drive.
Immediately, after turning on the computer or laptop, in front of us, for a short time, the basic information about the system is displayed. On this not a long screen, in the overwhelming majority, it is written, what "key" need to click in order to get into the "BIOS" settings, it looks like this:
In the example above, we see the Press Del to Run Setup string, which means "Press the Delete key to enter the settings".
Those. - On the first, after turning on the screen, you need to pay attention to the string containing the text that needs to be "Press" for "Run Setup" (that click to enter the settings)
The most common option for laptops will be the "F2" key, for stationary computers - the "DEL" key. Less likely to enter the BIOS settings, immediately after powering on the system (pressing the "On" button) - you need to use the "ESC" or "F10" keys. If you do not get to "catch" on the boot screen of the string, indicating the desired Buttons - try in turns all four options. Those. - Turn off, and cyclically clay one key immediately after switching on. If, in the BIOS, it was not so possible - turn off the power, and we try the same with the next "button" ..
Now, you will be taken to the BIOS Setup, where you need to configure the priority of the system loading.
However, externally, this settings menu will be in different models of computers and laptops, look different, although the essence of the algorithm will remain unchanged.
Consider visually a few examples:
In this case, it took us, using the "Left" / "right", moving to the "BOOT" tab (in the figure it is already done), after which, you need to "Up" / "down" keys "- highlight the Boot string Device Priority, "and press" ENTER "to open the list of priority of the system loading. Dale, before the list opens, to the beginning of which, you need to put our USB flash drive.
To do this, either press "ENTER", highlighting the first string of the list, and select the desired device. Or if our flash drive is visible in the list immediately - move it up, highlighting the USB string ..., and pressing the "+" key (also, to change the positions in the load priority list, the "F6" "F5") keys can be used. Information about which keys should be used to move devices in the list - written in the right bottom of the screen. The image below is the "+ - Change Option" line ("+" and "-" - in this version of the BIOS serve as the shift keys up or down position)
When the desired device is displayed up the list, press the "F10" key, and the Enter key, as a result, the system will save the changes and go to the reboot. (If everything is done correctly - the download will start already with the device you specify, for example, the loading flash drive)
Option 2: Loading from a flash drive with Boot Menu
In fact, the "boot menu" call is the best option, in order to download a computer or laptop from a connected removable media. However, this function is not in old cars. For them - reviewed 1 option.
In the rest, you can call the download menu - after which, only select the device, for example, the USB connected, and confirm the action.
How to call Boot Menu?
Just like to call the BIOS settings, "Boot Menu" - the download menu, called by pressing the hot key, immediately after turning on the power on (On) computer or laptop buttons. As a rule, to get into Boot Menu , one of the "F12", "F11" or "ESC" keys is used, although, in some cases, there may be other options.
Cyculously press one of the keys proposed above, after turning on the power, with the result that the download menu appears before us. Display options may differ slightly, but the essence will be the same:
Now, by means of transition to the list using the Up / "down keys" - move to the name inserted before turning on, USB flash drives and press "ENTER". Dealer will be booting from a USB disk ..
If, standard keys, to enter Boot-Menu do not work:
If not worked not one of the described methods:
If everything was done correctly - you had to get into the boot menu and send the device to download from the device you need (for example, a flash drive). But the operating system settings may interfere with this, when the work is carried out above the device where it already installed. The fact is that in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 - it is possible to configure the "fast download". If, such a download in the operating system is enabled - the device, in fact, does not turn off completely, but introduces all the equipment nodes to sleep. As a result, when we press hot when turned on - it turns out to be late, because The system is no longer included, but wakes up ... in such cases, in order to start working hot keys to call the BIOS and BOOT MENU settings, you need to turn this feature. How to disable fast Windows loading, you can see Here .
Reinstalling the operating system from flash cards is practiced due to the refusal of optical drives. A sufficiently large number of devices, ranging from netbooks, ending with budget models of system units, does not have a DVD-ROM assembly.
How to upload a computer from a flash drive
In addition, external drives are used for a number of specific, but not frequently performed tasks:
- Zeroing or changing the administrator password in the Windows operating system.
- Loading the mini operating system (to clean the computer from viruses, or registry errors).
- Installation / Reinstallation of the system.
- Running specific utilities (for hardware testing, working with hard drive).
You can boot from the flash drive in the following ways:
- Using the bootloader menu (BOOT).
Boot Download menu interface
- Using bios.
This menu becomes available during the POST procedure, when starting / restarting the computer. Input methods are different for different patterns of motherboards. The main methods and key combinations are shown in the table.
|DELL, GIGABYTE, TOSHIBA||Log in to the F12 key|
|Acer.||Login to BIOS by key F2, turn on the download menu, after restarting - Log in to the F12 key|
|ASRock, MSI||Log in to the F11 key|
|ASUS||Log in to the F8 key|
|Intel, Samsung||Log in to the ESC key|
|HP.||Log in to the F9 key|
Some manufacturers, such as Lenovo, form a special button to enter the BIOS, or in the bootloader. It is usually located next to the device's power button.
Special button to enter Bios in Lenovo laptop
After entering the bootloader, select the primary device. In the picture, this device is the Kingston flash card.
Choose an item with a loading flash drive and set it to first place.
Important! Depending on the firmware of the bios, the loader menu can be modified and acquired new features, such as: control with the mouse, loading through a network card, etc. Fit the name of your flash drive.
Changing the order of download in UEFI
UEFI (from English Unified Extensible Firmware Interface, a unified extensible built-in software interface) is the heir to bios. In essence, this is the same firmware of non-volatile memory adapted to modern operating systems. This software most often has a graphical user interface. UEFI is focused on a regular user, unfamiliar with the methods of work of programmers and system administrators. The entrance to the UEFI is carried out in the same way as in the BIOS.
Step 1. Run the UEFI interface.
Step 2. Select the device that must have the greatest load priority, and assign it to the primary launch device.
With the left mouse button on the tab with the name of the flash drive, pull on the first place, let go of the mouse button
Important! Most often loading order The UEFI is changing the arms of the mouse, that is, you need to bring the pointer to the icon (or string) the corresponding flash card, and by holding the left mouse button, transfer to the leftmost (or the upper one - depending on the firmware version and the manufacturer of the computer's motherboard) position.
With the left mouse button on the tab with the name of the flash drive, pull up the first place, let go of the mouse button
BIOS - Loading from Flash Card
The basic I / O system in Russia is represented by three developers:
- AWARD BIOS. Developed by the company of the same name. It is considered the most common in the world. The manufacturer was absorbed by his competitor - Phoenix, in 1998, while developing still go under the Award sign.
Award BIOS interface
- AMI (American Megatrends Inc) BIOS. It is believed that the manufacturer ranks second in prevalence. The development of this company uses such manufacturers of electronic computing machines as ASUS, ASRock, MSI.
AMI BIOS interface
- Phoenix BIOS. Corporation that swallowed Award. It can be called "outside categories", since two different technologies are combined in it. Bios of this corporation, in fact, is a hybridity-universal.
Phoenix Interface BIOS
To log in, usually, the "F2" or "Delete" keys are intended, however, by analogy with the "BOOT" menu, there may be different options - "ESC" or a special button.
Important! Methods for starting the basic I / O system are displayed on the screen during the download of the computer. Focus on the "Setup" or "settings" labeling.
During system boot, we see a key to enter the BIOS next to the "Setup" or "settings" marking
Read the detailed instructions in the article - "How to run the bootable USB flash drive".
AMI BIOS Download Priority Changing
Step 1. Enter BIOS.
Important! Flash card must be inserted into USB connector before the computer starts, otherwise the BIOS will not be able to recognize it, since the function Plug & Play (insert and play) in it is not provided.
Step 2. Using the "Right" and "Left" keys to switch to the "BOOT" menu (from English - download).
Taking advantage of the "Right" and "Left" keys in the "Boot" menu
Step 3. Go to the "Hard Disk Drives" submenu (from English - hard drive drives). Highlight the first string ("1st drive") and press the "Enter" key. In the unfolded window, using the Up and Down buttons, select the string corresponding to your flash card and click Enter.
Go to the "Hard Disk Drives" submenu
We select the 1st Drive string, press "ENTER", "Up" arrows - "down" move the flash drive to the first place, press "ENTER"
Step 4. Return to the "BOOT" tab, and log in to the "Boot Device Priority" submenu (from English - the priority of download devices). As a device with a higher priority, as in the previous step, you should specify a flash card.
We enter the submenu "Boot Device Priority"
I exhibit a USB flash drive to the first place using the arrows and the "Enter" keys
Step 5. To record changes to non-volatile memory, use the "F10" key, and confirm the saving changes.
Press the "F10" key, then "ENTER"
Changing the priority of loading Award / PHOENIX BIOS
Step 1. Enter BIOS.
Home AWARD-PHOENIX BIOS
Step 2. Using the "Up" and "Down" keys to switch to the Advanced Bios Features menu (from English - Advanced Bios Settings). In the "FIRST BOOT DEVICE" row, place the flash card you need, similar to the Ami BIOS method.
Using the "Up" and "Down" keys switch in the "Advanced Bios Features" menu
On a note! Depending on the firmware version, it can be displayed both the name of the flash card, and simply its conditional designation (USB-HDD or USB-Flash).
In the "FIRST BOOT DEVICE" line, exhibit the loading USB flash drive using the arrows and the "Enter" keys
Step 3. To write changes to non-volatile memory, use the "F10" key (or select the "Save & Exit Setup" string on the first BIOS screen), and confirm the saving changes made.
To save the changes, select the "Save & Exit Setup" string or press the "F10" key
The article covered several options for downloading a computer from a flash drive. These methods can be used for the entire circle of tasks - from installing the operating system, to work with the already installed system, or separate hardware parts. After completing the work, do not forget to set the normal (default) priority of boot devices to avoid problems with the inclusion of your computer.
Video - how to upload a computer from a flash drive
Today I will try to answer a rather "beaten question" about the boot of a PC / laptop from a USB flash drive (external HDD disc). It occurs very often, for example, if necessary, reinstall Windows OS or take advantage of LiveCD ...
By the way I want to immediately note, many do not work out this due to the fact that they incorrectly record the bootable flash drive (an example of it 👉 Records for installation of Windows 10 led here). Be sure to recheck this moment (in more than half of the cases, the reason for this!).
Also before all manipulations and attempts to enter the BIOS, and change there any settings there - check that the USB flash drive is connected to the USB port!
We now turn to several step-by-step examples ...
👉 To help!
BIOS (UEFI) does not see the boot flash drive - What to do ->
Loading from flash drive
Option 1: You already have installed Windows 10, and it is still "at least somehow" works
Perhaps this is the most favorable option, because You do not need to look for some special. Keys, try, experiment ...
- Connect the loading flash drive / disk to the USB port;
- Open parameters Windows (through the Start menu or by clicking on Win + I);
- Go to section "Update and Security" .
It needs to open the tab. "Restoration" and click on the button "Special download options / restart now" . See Example below. 👇
Special options for rebooting
Next will appear "Blue" screen (service menus) with multiple action options: you need to open the menu "Troubleshooting / Extra Settings" .
Next click on the menu "UEFI embedded parameters" . 👇
After, the computer reboots and, usually, the BIOS / UEFI opens automatically (if this does not happen - see Carefully on the inscription when you turn on, even if the accelerated load has been turned on - you will see the prompts that you need to click to enter the BIOS (usually F2 or DEL )).
Actually then you can open Boot Menu. (For example), choose a flash drive in it and boot from it. 👇
Boot Menu - Running OS
Or In the BIOS settings open section Boot And on the first place to put our USB flash drive (this list is the priority. Those. When the flash drive in the first place - the PC will first try to boot from it, and, if it does not work, goes to HDD).
Boot Section - Download Setup (UEFI Settings Example)
Do not forget to save the settings in the "Save and Exit" section (you can simply click on F10 (This key works in almost any version of the BIOS) ).
Save and Exit (Save and Exit)
After rebooting, the computer must start loading from your flash drive / external disk. The task is solved?! 👌
Option 2: We use special. keys and open the boot menu after turning on the device
The method described above is not always and not all suitable (first, not everyone has Windows 10 installed, and even more so, it is not always loaded ...).
In general, on most PCs (if you turn on the screen when you turn on) - information about the buttons is usually displayed for entering the Boot Menu and Bios (see example below 👇). Most often, keys are used to enter Boot Menu F11 и F8. .
👉 To help!
1) Hot keys to enter the BIOS, BOOT MENU menu, recovery from the hidden partition (for different manufacturers).
2) how to enter the BIOS (UEFI) on a computer or laptop [instruction]
We enter Boot Menu
In the boot menu (Boot Menu), as a rule, it is enough to choose from the list name of the flash drive and press ENTER. Next, the computer will try to boot from the specified media ...
Boot menu (ASRock)
👉 By the way (about laptops)!
On laptops have their own Nuances To log in to the boot menu and BIOS / UEFI. For example, on devices from HP (modern), the login button in the service menu ( ESC ) You need to hold and hold up to incl. Devices (otherwise you can simply do not have time)!
👉 To help!
Login to BIOS and boot menu on laptops: Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, HP
Boot Device Option / HP Laptop
Lenovo devices can have a separate button to call the service menu (usually, it is located near the power cable). Press this button you want when the laptop is turned off!
Lenovo B70 is a button to enter the BIOS next to the input for power. Press the most convenient pencil or handle
Lenovo G700 - Input Button in Device Settings (including BIOS)
Option 3: We use special. key to enter the BIOS and change the priority of download
In principle, this method is similar to the previous one (only we will use not Boot Menu, but specials. Section settings in the BIOS). By the way, for some reason, for non-sophisticated users, the way Boot Menu seems to be a bit more difficult than with the BIOS settings ...
And so, immediately after turning on the computer / laptop, press specials. key - usually, it F2 or DEL (List of keys for devices of different manufacturers). Please note usually on the boot screen there is always a hint ... 👇
We enter BIOS (F2)
Next, in the BIOS you need to open the BOOT section (it is almost always brought to the main menu). Much, of course, depends on the specific of your firmware. (and their variations hundreds, so I can not give everything here ...) .
In this section Need to first place (Boot Option # 1) put a flash drive. By this, we change the priority of loading - i.e. The computer will first try to boot from the first device (flash drives), then from the second, etc. until it finds a working drive ...
BIOS Settings - Boot menu
As you can see examples above and below - despite different versions of the BIOS, the boot menu, in principle, identical!
Boot Section - Download Setup (UEFI Settings Example)
Do not forget that after changing the settings in the Boot section - they are also needed. Save (otherwise they will not take effect). To do this click F10 (or use the "Save and Exit" menu).
Option 4: What to do if you do not have time to press any keys, because quick download mode
In some versions of the BIOS (UEFI) there is a ultra-fast loading mode. If it is activated, then after turning on the PC / laptop, it "does not allow" to press in principle no keys to enter the BIOS (more precisely, it does not even wait for them to press and instantly moves to the OS boot).
Ultra Download mode included
If you encountered this moment that this mode is enabled, and Windows works not correctly (and you cannot open UEFI from it, as in Embodiment 1), I can recommend the following:
- Open the system unit and remove the battery reminiscent of the "tablet" for 3-5 minutes. (by this we reset the BIOS settings and the ultra-download mode must be disconnected);
What does the battery look like on the mat. board
- Remove / disable hard disk with PC / laptop, disable everything from USB ports, and turn on the device (Without finding where to boot, you will be prompted to go to the BIOS and specify the boot device).
Supplements ( 👇) - Welcome!
- Video installation Excellent software to create their first videos (all actions go along the steps!). Video will make even newcomer!
- Computer accelerator A program for cleaning Windows from "garbage" (deletes temporary files, speeds up the system, optimizes the registry).
In the previous article I showed how to enter the BIOS on different computers and laptops. But why do you go there? In 90% of cases in order to change the default boot disk and download the portable operating system or start a new installation of Windows. In fact, the principle is the same everywhere, you only need a little attentiveness and logicality. And to get better in this, I will show you a few videos taken on various computers.
Two ways of downloading a computer
There are two options. The first is to set the default loading device in the BIOS (it's SETUP). This will mean that each time you turn on the computer will be loaded from the specified device. If it turns out to be inaccessible or not bootable, then it will try to boot from the second to the device list, which you can also specify. If it does not work, the computer will go further on the list.
The second way is supported by almost all modern computers and laptops. You need to start the computer menu of the boot device. So you can only choose where to boot, it is very convenient.
To select the boot device in the BIOS in the first way you need to go to it and look at its interface. If these are a blue windows, most likely it is Award, if sulfur - then AMI, if the graphical interface means UEFI. There are other options. In general, just look at screenshots or videos, and relate it to what you saw.
How to boot from the device without entering bios
For this, it is enough when you start a computer or laptop to press some button. For example, this BIOS Award offers to click "F9" to call the boot menu:
There will be written something similar to "Press F9 to Select Booting Device After Post", i.e. Press "F9" to select the boot device. Click and see the following:
This is a list of devices detected. Select a USB flash drive, a CD / DVD disc or something else and click "ENTER". In AMI, BIOS can be different:
There is written "Press F8 for BBS Popup". This means that you need to click "F8" to appear the selection menu. On the notoBakes, this can be the "F12" key, and the menu will be like this:
Just choose what they wanted and waiting for the download. Here is a video with this point:
Loading to UEFI BIOS
And this is a visual example of the EFI bios (UEFI) with a graphical interface and even working mouse! If you have a computer with UEFI, then when you hit the BIOS, you will see such a picture:
At the bottom of the screen there is a section Boot Priority. where you can use the mouse (dragging) to set the desired load order. You can also:
- Press the "EXIT / ADVANCED MODE" button in the upper right corner
- Select in the window that appears Advanced Mode. (Advanced Mode)
- Go to the tab "BOOT"
- In chapter Boot Option Priorities. In the "Boot Option # 1" field, install the default loading device, a DVD-ROM, a hard disk or other device available.
Hewlett-Packard computers will probably find such a picture in BIOS:
In the menu, select the desired device, click "ENTER", then move it to the very top and press "ENTER" again. Save the settings in the menu.
Consider the option with the biosom Award
After entering Setup, you need to go to the "Advanced Bios Features" item. It is located second or third:
Next, the situation may be varied. In the first case, you need to go to the point similar by the name with "Boot SEQ & Floppy Setup"
In the second case, the points we need are immediately before our eyes:
Now you will deal with the necessary menu items:
- First Boot Device. - The device from which the computer will be loaded first
- Second Boot Device. - the second device, if "First Boot Device" does not turn out to be bootable
- Third Boot Device. - the third device, if the "Second Boot Device" does not turn out to be bootable
For each of these "... Boot Device", a hard disk (or flash drive) is set, a CD / DVD disk or other boot device.
Boot Other Device. - In the "Enabled" state allows you to search for an operating system on other drives, if none of the options have worked.
Hard Disk Boot Priority - If in one of the "... boot device", we chose one or more hard drives (Hard Drive), then in this point you need to select which hard disk to use. This also applies to the flash drives, because the loading flash drive for the computer is considered as an outer hard disk.
Thus, to boot from the CD or DVD disk, you need to select "CDROM" or "ATAPI CD" in "First Boot Device" and no longer need anything. To boot from the First Boot Device flash drive, select "Hard Drive", and then go to the Hard Disk Boot Priority menu and move our USB flash drive to the very top with the "+" and "-" or "pagep" and "PageDown ":
The flash drive must be inserted into the computer before it is turned on or before rebooting! Otherwise, BIOS may not be discovered! The flash drive can be called differently. Most often begins on "USB ..." or "Generic USB ...", can still be "External Device". After the proceeds done, the result must be saved. Click "F10" (See the exact key at the prompt at the bottom of the screen with the name "Save", "Exit") or go to the main menu of the bios and select the "Save and Exit Setup" item. In the red window, select "YES" with the "Y" button on the keyboard and press "ENTER"
The computer reboot and when downloading from the installation disk with Windows, there may be such a request for a few seconds "Press Any Key to Boot From CD or DVD ..."
I literally translate: "Press any button to boot from CD CD DVD." This means that if at this moment does not press any button on the keyboard, then the computer will continue to load from the following device list.
Watch the video how to enter the BIOS Award and set the boot device
And the second option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLBDB8Z70IQ
How to choose where to boot in ami bios
Ami Bios look differently than Awards. After entering Setup, go to the "BOOT" section using the "Right" button. There you will find two important items:
Hard Disk Drives. - It will take to put the download from the flash drive or hard disk. Go there and select your USB device (USB flash drive) in the "1st drive" line (may be called "First Drive") and go out in the previous menu by the "ESC" button
Next, we go B. Boot Device Priority. , come in 1st Boot Device. And again choose from the list of the USB flash drive:
Please note that if we choose a hard disk in the previous step, then only a hard disk would be instead of the flash drive!
To boot from the CD / DVD disc, you need to select "ATAPI CD-ROM" (or simply "CDROM") in this menu, while there is no need to enter the Hard Disk Drives menu. Now we save the results with the "F10" button or go to the "Exit" bios section and select "Exit Saving Changes"
Question answer "OK" but the example of AMI bios, which looks like Award. Here, everything is the same by analogy, you need to go to the "Hard Disk Drives" submenu
and select your flash drive in the 1st Drive point, and then select it in the 1st Boot Device line on the previous screenshot instead of a hard disk
On computers and laptops, everything is approximately the same. For example, on the usual Lenovo laptop in the "BOOT" section, all devices are listed at once, which is very convenient. No confusion with priority and additional menu items. It is enough to simply set the order of loading devices using the "F5 / F6" buttons. Those. To boot from USB you just need to move the USB flash drive to the very top:
Just in case I give decoding:
- USB HDD: USB flash drive or outer hard drive
- ATAPI CD: This is a CD or DVD-ROM
- ATA HDD or just HDD: Hard disk
- USB FDD: Outer disk drive
- USB CD: external drive for disks
- PCI LAN: Local Network Loading
Watch the video how to enter the BIOS AMI and set the boot device https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wojkpdi6a74
More about ami https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L748DL2RA1G
Using the example of Lenovo laptop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBVWB0IBLYQ
On some laptop models, such as Lenovo G500, you need to press the Onekey Recovery key when the laptop is turned off.
Problems when downloading from USB devices
Where without them. What to do if the computer does not load from the flash drive? Consider basic mistakes. Most often, BIOS simply does not see a flash drive, to solve the problem you need to change the mode of loading "Legacy" instead of "UEFI" or turn off the SECURE BOOT mode, more in the article on the link.
Next, check whether the USB controller is disabled in the BIOS. In Award, this can be checked in the Advanced Chipset Features section or "Integrated Peripherals". Look for the "USB Controller" option, it must be in the "Enabled" state
In AMI, in the Advanced section, the "USB 2.0 Controller" option must be "Enabled" and "USB 2.0 Controller Mode" in the "Hispeed" state
There may also be problems with sockets on the front panel of the system unit - try connecting to the USB back of the computer.
If you have a setup as in the photo, then on the "Startup" tab, the value "UEFI / LEGACY BOOT" is switched to the "Legacy Only" position
Then the reason may be in the flash drive itself or disk. They must be exactly booty! You can check it on another computer where everything works.
At very old computers, there is no possibility to boot from USB flash drives. If there is no more than a new bios, then the project PLOP will help you. Need to download the latest version Plop Boot Manager. and unpack the archive. There are files: plpbt.img - an image for a floppy disk, and plpbt.iso - an image for a CD.
Accordingly, if you have a floppy disk, then you are written to it for a floppy disk, and if there is a CD-R / RW disc, then write a disk image. It is impossible to rewrite the file to the media, to write the image you need to use special programs. Next, you load from this disk and in the menu that appears, you need to select your USB device. Thus you can download flash drives even on very old computers.
You can boot from the flash drive and without changing the BIOS settings - with Boot Menu or special download options. However, these methods do not always work. Therefore, it is necessary to change the priority of loading. We have collected options for different models of motherboards and BIOS versions, which will help boot from the flash drive when you turn on the computer.
Using Boot Menu.
Most motherboards have Boot Menu. It allows you to select the download from the flash drive without changing the BIOS settings. To start the boot menu, you must click on the system to press to a specific key.
- Standard keys - ESC, F11, F12.
- On ASUS motherboards, the F8 key is usually used.
- On laptops and monoblocks Acer - F9 or the combination of the ESC + F9 keys.
- On Lenovo laptops - the physical button on the housing with the image of the arrow.
Often, the key to start the Boot Menu can be seen on the same page as the button to enter the BIOS. After pressing the correct button, a list of devices from which you can boot are appeared. To move on it, use the arrows, and to select a flash drive, the Enter key.
Unfortunately, use Boot Menu is not always possible. In this case, it is necessary to change the priority of loading in the BIOS. This can be done on all motherboards.
Changing the priority of downloads in BIOS
On how to enter different versions of the BIOS, we told in a detailed article. It contains different key combinations to go to the base system interface. Here we will look at the solution of a specific task inside the BIOS - changing the priority of the download.
This is the old version of the BIOS, which is found in two modifications.
Let's start with the first - it has a predominantly blue interface. For navigation, arrows and Enter key are used.
- Go to the "Advanced Bios Features" section.
- Choose the item "Hard Disk Boot Priority".
3. Use the "+" key to move the USB device to the first line.
4. Returning to the previous menu using the ESC key.
5. In the "First Boot Device" string, select the "USB-HDD" value. If there is no such record, then we set the "USB-FDD" or "USB-CDROM".
6. For the "Second Boot Device" setting, set the value "Hard Disk".
7. Press the F10 key and confirm the configuration saving,
After that, the computer will reboot.
In another version of the Phoenix Awardbios gray interface and a little different menu. But the principle remains the same:
- Go to the "Advanced" section.
- Select the "USB Configuration" item.
- We install for the "USB Controller" parameter "Enabled". If it is so worth it, then do not touch anything.
4. Returning to the previous menu using the ESC key.
5. Open the Boot tab.
6. Go to the "Hard Disk Drives" section.
7. Move the connected USB flash drive to the first line using the "+" key.
8. Return to the previous menu.
9. Open the section "Boot Device Priority".
10. The "1st boot device" parameter specify the "harddisk" value.
On this version, the BIOS sometimes works another option - to download from a flash drive, it is enough to go to the "Boot" section and in the 1st boot device string to select "USB".
If the settings are set correctly, then after restarting the computer will boot from the flash drive.
Another BIOS version in which the loading priority is configured almost the same as on AwardBIOS.
- Open the "Advanced" section and select the USB Configuration subsection.
- The "USB FUNCTION" parameter set the value "Enabled". If it is already worth it, we do not change anything.
- We return to the starting window and select the Boot tab.
- Open the section "Removable Drives" (sometimes you need to go to the "Hard Disk Drives" section).
5. Click to the 1st Drive item and select the loading flash drive from the list.
6. Go to the "Boot Device Priority" section.
7. Select the loading flash drive in the 1st boot device string.
After changing the boot priority, save the configuration and restart the computer.
UEFI BIOS GIGABYTE.
After entering the BIOS, select the tab "Bios Features". You can immediately select the download from the flash drive immediately, but only in UEFI mode. If you need Legacy, you will have to perform additional setting:
- Click on the "Hard Drive BBS Priorities" row.
- In "Boot Option #one" Choose a USB flash drive, in "Boot Option #2 " - HDD.
- Returning to the previous menu and put the flash drive in Legacy mode first.
There is another option - it is suitable if the download from the flash drive needs to be used once, for example, to install Windows.
- Go to the "Save & Exit" tab.
- In the Boot Override string, select the bootable flash drive.
In fact, this is the replacement of Boot Menu, let it have to go to the BIOS.
BIOS on ASUS motherboards
There are four options for changing the priority of download at once.
Method first - in the "Load Priority" field with a mouse drag a USB drive to the first place in the list (that is, it should be left). After moving the item, save the settings.
The second method - after entering the BIOS, click on the F8 key to invoke Boot Menu. Choose a bootable flash drive in it.
The third method is pressing the F7 key to go to the Advanced Mode section. In the "Load" section, we find the "Download Priority" field and in the Loading parameter string #one" Select the bootable USB flash drive.
The new versions of the BIOS are the same ways, although the interface may differ slightly.
BIOS on MSI motherboards
In the BIOS on MSI boards, there is also a convenient list with devices for downloading, in which you can change the priority by simply by dragging items. We put the flash drive to the first place, save the configuration, and the next time you load from it.
The second option is also simple - open the section "Settings" - "boot" and install for the "Boot Option" parameter #one" As a value of the loading flash drive. We leave from the BIOS with the configuration saving.
Loading from a flash drive without BIOS
On computers with UEFI BIOS and installed Windows 10, you can download from the flash drive without changing the priority in the BIOS.
- Open "Parameters".
- Go to the "Update and Security" section.
- Select the "Restore" tab and in the "Special Download Options" field click on the Restart Now button.
After rebooting the computer, the "Select Action" menu will appear. In it, we select the "Use device" item and specify a flash drive. The computer will reboot once again, after which the program written to the USB flash drive will appear.
Plus this method is that after using the flash drive, you do not need to redo the loading priority, returning the disc from the installed OS to the first place. The minus is that it is possible to execute it only from under the working Windows 10.
One of the common errors - users can not get into the BIOS. When you turn on the computer simply does not allow you to click on the button to go. This problem appeared after adding the "Quick Run" function to the system. To get the opportunity to go to the BIOS, you need to refuse it - for a while or forever.
- Open the "Power Supplies" settings in the control panel.
- Go to the "Actions of the Power Buttons" section in the left menu.
- Click on the link "Changing the parameters that are not currently available."
- Remove the mark with the "Enable Run" option.
After the BIOS setup is completed, you can enable the quick start function back.
Another possible problem - settings are not saved in BIOS. For example, we set the download from the flash drive, and after turning it off and re-turning on the computer in the first place there is a disk.
The error appears due to the fact that the settings when the computer is turned off is not saved. This is due to the discharged CMOS battery. Another signal is that energy has ends - dropping time and dates when the computer is turned off. You can fix the error in only one way - install a new CMOS battery.
Material author: Sergey Cowlene
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Consider how to boot from the flash drive to install Windows or restore the system.
How to boot from the flash drive
Insert the boot bar into the USB port and restart the computer. Your main task at this stage is to change the priority of loading so that the flash drive started first, and not the hard disk. This is done in two ways:
- Selecting a device via Boot Menu (called the F8, F11, F2 or ESC key pressed immediately after the computer is started).
- Changing the priority of downloads in BIOS BIOS is a program that is engaged in the motherboard allows you to change some iron parameters (for example, such as disk loading priority) at the hardware level. .
The first method is much more convenient, since it does not require the subsequent return of download from the hard disk. You only need to select the device (DVD or USB) from the list to start loading and press ENTER. It looks like this:
Click F10 and get into the boot menu:
However, on some old computers, Boot Menu does not start, so let's consider in detail the order of changing the priority of download via BIOS. Expand the Start menu and restart the computer. When the logo appears, you need to press a definite key.
On some models of motherboards to enter the BIOS, it is not delete, and the other key - F1, ESC, F10, Ctrl + Alt + S. There is a reasonable question - how to find out the desired button? There are several ways:
- Find on the Internet information about the entrance to the BIOS for your motherboard.
- Read the instructions from the manufacturer of the motherboard.
- Pay attention to the message that appears immediately after the computer is turned on. Message it has "Press .... to Run Setup » . Instead of dull, the specific key will indicate (Del, F1, ESC), pressing the BIOS starts.
Keys to enter BIOS
Here is the key keys to enter the BIOS for most manufacturers of motherboards:
By the way, you need to press the button many times until the BIOS window appears, otherwise you can skip the start of its start.
Depending on the manufacturer, the BIOS interface is seriously different. However, this should not be scared: the procedure remains unchanged on all versions.
Unfortunately, the mouse in the bios does not work, so the navigation is carried out only with the keypad: arrows are used to move, and to select a specific parameter - the Enter key. For a better understanding of the BIOS principle, let's see how to change the priority of downloads in two different interfaces.
Loading to Phoenix-Award BIOS
If you have an old BIOS interface, you need to go to the section to change the download priority "Advanced Bios Features" .
- Find a string "Hard Disk Boot Priority" or FIRST BOOT DEVICE .
- Press ENTER and use the arrows to select the value "USB-FLASH" ("Removable", "USB-HDD0", "flash drive name").
- To save the settings click "SAFE AND EXIT SETUP" In the main menu.
After successfully installing Windows, you will need to repeat this operation, returning to the first HDD (loading from the hard disk).
Loading in AMI BIOS
In Computers, the BIOS version has been installed from AMI (although, more and more often manufacturers of motherboards put bios-e-country development).
The principle of work remains the same:
- Click the tab "Boot" On the top panel.
- Open section "Boot Device Priority" .
- Stand on the line "one St. Boot Device » And press ENTER.
- Using the arrow on the keyboard, set the value "USB" (or "CDROM" If you install from the disk. There is no CD / DVD-ROM in the picture above, because it is not at all on that computer).
- Click F10 And select Option Ok To save changes and exit BIOS.
Do not be afraid if you have a BIOS with a different interface, and there are no tabs and partition names described above. Just find the tab, in whose name is the word "boot". Inside it, you will definitely find the priority of the download that can be changed by installing the USB-Flash device with a Windows distribution device on the first place.