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I have my DVD drive hooked up via a SATA/USB adapter. I can't for the life of me get it to boot from that drive. The only options I have in BIOS for USB is fdd and zip.
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First is it showing up in the bios?
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Not that I can see. If I plug in my flash drive, that shows up.
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Nobody else has input on this? I would really like to keep the drive hooked up via USB and not have to hook it up with a sata cable every time I need to boot from it.
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no floppy,shame on you there only 10.00,cant barrow one to use
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no floppy,shame on you there only 10.00,cant barrow one to use
Wow, that was REAL helpful.

To the OP,
does the BIOS have an option to boot from an external device or something? (Not 100% of the name).
Have you tried that?
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no floppy,shame on you there only 10.00,cant barrow one to use
I have one. The issue is room. With my 240 rad., fan controller and 2 hdd's in the front of my case, there is no room for anything else. I have a monitor stand that has a spot for a 5" drive, so I put the DVD in that hoping I could just use it via a USB adapter.

I have a flash drive that is recognized, but this isn't. I was hoping it was simply a matter of picking the right device in the boot menu, but no luck.

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Wow, that was REAL helpful.

To the OP,
does the BIOS have an option to boot from an external device or something? (Not 100% of the name).
Have you tried that?
Yes and it is enabled. When I hook up the drive via sata, it shows up in the boot menu. When it is hooked up via USB, it isn't. I will play around with the setting some more tonite and see, but I have everything set as I think it should be.
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newer bios available with other options perhaps. If the bios dont see it theres not much to say, maybe cause the adapter.

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Huh....
Should be able to boot from USB, unless the drive isn't somehow supported...??
I agree with smokinbonz, check to see if there's a newer BIOS revision than what you have now.
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post #10 of 15
Try getting a USB to ESATA converter and see if that works
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