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Boot from USB pen drive with K7S5A

By DigitAlex
Apr 8, 2003
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  1. hi to all ;)

    I have another weird thing to ask hehehe

    I'm trying to boot from my USB pen drive.

    I know my mobo (ECS K7S5A) allows it and all BIOS options are fine.

    I used several techniques to make my USB drive bootable and the images were always OK (I mean were really written to the boot sector & stuff)

    But it happens to never work :( I tried Win98, DOS, Linux boot images and neither of them works ...

    The pc searches for boot sector and then directly switches to HDD boot.ini menu :(

    Any ideas ??? :confused:
     
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Have you flashed to the latest BIOS?
     
  3. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 583

    no ! there are no fixes for any USB related issues in the latest available BIOSes so I don't see any reason for flashig it just for fun :p
     
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

  5. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 583

    ????

    I see that there are some unoficcial BIOSes there but I don't see any specifiying it fixes a USB boot problem ...

    maybe i'm blind or dumb ??
     
  6. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 837

    Down in the Official BIOS section...

    BIOS Type AMIĀ® BIOS Release Date 2002/04/29
    Version 02/04/29 File Size 250 K
    Download k7s5a020429.exe Flash Utility aminfxxx.exe
    Release Note 1. Fixed "Keyboard Power On" function disappeared in CMOS setup menu
    BIOS Type AMIĀ® BIOS Release Date 2002/03/25
    Version 02/03/25 File Size 249 K
    Download k7s5a020325.exe Flash Utility aminfxxx.exe
    Release Note 1. Fixed USB CD-ROM can't boot issue
    2. Fixed SCSI card Tekram(DC-390U3W) hung up at POST
    3. Fixed wireless LAN card of PCMCIA(BUFFALO-WLI-PCM-L11G) couldn't detect issue at
    POST

    This may or may not help booting a pen drive. Just a shot in the dark.
     
  7. bajrangk23

    bajrangk23 TS Rookie

    dear sir
    when we use my pen drive in my computer then we recived this masage tht please formate your pen drive first. then we try to formatting then we recived this massage tht your pen drive is write protacted. so please solve my problem.
    thanking you
    regards
    bajrang
     
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