BIOS Doesn't boot off USB flash drive

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by Mohamedhany1234, Sep 14, 2018 at 12:13 PM.

  1. Mohamedhany1234

    Mohamedhany1234 New Member

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    Hello I recently made a bootable windows USB flash drive and I wanted to boot off it on my Linux mint machine but whenever I enter the BIOS and select the USB flash drive it doesn't boot off it. Instead it just boots to Linux mint like normal can anyone help me please
     
  2. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    Try tapping the F12 key when your computer is first booting. That should bring up a boot menu that will include all the bootable devices attached to your computer. select your USB flash drive and it should then boot from that.
     
  3. Mohamedhany1234

    Mohamedhany1234 New Member

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    That is exactly what I did but it boots to Linux mint instead of the bootable usb
     
  4. _Pete_

    _Pete_ Active Member

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    So in that list of bootable drives that comes up did your USB flash drive show up? If it didn't then I would suggest that it isn't, in fact, bootable. If it did then you need to select that to tell your computer to boot from it. If it boots to something else, such as Linux, then the flash drive is not bootable.
     
  5. Mohamedhany1234

    Mohamedhany1234 New Member

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    Never mind I figured it out. I had to change the boot order from the BIOS instead of just selecting the USB drive from the boot menu. thank you so much for your help !
     

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