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Can't boot on USB Key


anas

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#1
Hello everyone,

I want to boot an iso image via my USB key, but when I plug the usb key, the boot blocks, when i remove it, it continue running... I have a Lennvo, in the bios:
I tried to change boot mode from UEFI to Legacy: Nok
No secure boot option in
No fast boot option
Enable/disable usb boot does nothing
It's like if the usb port isn't recognized by the bios !

Can ou help me please ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
#2
Do you insert the usb & then restart or restart & then insert the usb ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
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    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
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    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
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    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
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    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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#4
I start the laptop then insert the USB..
I think inserting the usb & then restarting would work better.
If you have an F key to bring up the boot manager at restarting, press it to get the boot manager & select the usb to boot from.

On my computer F-12 works.
Press the F key as soon as restarting begins & hold it until the boot manager appears.
This works for me. :)

edit- You may have to go into the bios & enable the Boot Menu.

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
    Stepping 0
    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
    Browser
    Opera 24.0
    Antivirus
    Avast Internet Security

Ztruker

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#5
What is the ISO image for?
 

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    Windows 10 Pro X64
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    Lenovo IdeaCenter K450
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    Intel Quad Core i7-4770 @ 3.4Ghz
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    Lenovo
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    16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
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Berton

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#6
The BIOS/Basic Input Output System stored on the motherboard determines the bootup process, has to look for certain files on a storage device to know what and how to start the computer. Once that is determined the OS/Operating System will load. For the OS to read a drive it has to load device drivers, however the BIOS will have support for USB 2.0 devices but drivers for USB 3.0 devices load with the OS. Drives such as USB Thumb/Flash or External HDDs need to be prepared with the necessary files that make them bootable so the BIOS can find and start them.
 

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KYHI

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#7
I assume you copied the files contained within the ISO to USB stick and did not just copy the ISO file to USB ??
 

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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    Dell XPS 8700
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genet

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#8
If you have a Lenovo laptop that came with Windows 8/8.1 preinstalled.

How to install Windows 8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode.

You do not need to change the UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings. For example, you do not need to change the boot order of drives, or disable Secure Boot, or enable Legacy BIOS (aka CSM) boot mode.

- Connect your Windows 8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Shut down your laptop.
- Press the NOVO button (see screenshots below). The system loads boot options.
- Select the BOOT MENU option.

Lenovo_G480_G580_G585_G780_Novo_button.png

Lenovo Novo Button.jpg

- Select your USB/DVD from the boot menu (see screenshots below).

Lenovo Boot Menu - USB.png

Lenovo Boot Menu - DVD.png

Here is more info:

UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

How to download and clean install Windows 8.1 if you have an OEM computer with UEFI firmware (BIOS) embedded Windows 8/8.1 product key. -> link
 
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    Windows 10
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    Laptop
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    Lenovo G580
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    Intel Core i5-3230M
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    8 GB
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Steve C

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#9

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murby

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#10
I assume you copied the files contained within the ISO to USB stick and did not just copy the ISO file to USB ??
Wouldn't it just ignore it then just as leaving a usb full of photos would be ignored on boot?
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PentiumD
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    Intel
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    4 Gigs

KYHI

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#11
yes, murby - it should..

just as a BIOS will ignore the (EFI) Bootmgr.efi
just as UEFI will ignore the (legacy) Bootmgr

once you get to the logo and spinning wheel it is the Boot.wim loading

So, "Boot lock", could be either invalid boot files or failure to load boot.wim
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

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