I want to know what is required to boot from a USB thumbdrive on the DQ67SW board? I'm pretty sure I've done this before, but it will not work now. The thumb drive is in fact bootable as I've booted it from other PC's just fine. I tried using every USB port but is does not make a difference. I also tried disconnecting all SATA drives to force it to boot from USB, but then I get the error message stating "no bootable device found". Seems that it does not want to boot from USB.
In the BIOS I have USB boot enabled, boot from removable devices enabled and UEFI boot disabled.
Are there some specific, different requirement for the USB boot device?
Some things to look at:
It these questions don't help you, then answer these:
Hope this helps,
Thanks for response and sorry for the late reply, I've been gone on vacation
Answers to questions:
1) fast boot is disabled
2) i am not using uefi
3) i'm using a usb 2.0 thumb drive
4) no, i have many usb devices connected and all ports work perfectly from windows
1) bios version: BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. SWQ6710H.86A.0052.2011.0520.1802, 5/20/2011
2) i'm booting windows bootinf mbr (legacy)
Ok, we need to do a couple of things. First, you are on BIOS 57 and the latest available is BIOS 67 (that's 10 revisions worth of bug fixes), so we need to update the BIOS. Secondly, we need to verify that this thumb drive is recognizable by the BIOS. We can do both of these things in one process. Here are the instructions:
OK, got it working.
Installing the BIOS from USB did not work because the BIOS did not see the USB drive so I installed the BIOS from the Windows installer. Worked great. After updating the BIOS the USB drives still did not work from the BIOS. I did a restore BIOS defaults and then it worked. So there was something strange in the BIOS settings that caused this but I have no idea what is was. Anyway, I can now boot from USB, so thanks a million for the help.