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I want to boot from usb but my motherboard has no option to boot from usb drive is there any software which does not require bios booting and can make my usb to directly boot. Thanx if u can...........!

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Yes, it is possible to boot to a USB device, even when there is no support in the system BIOS for such a feature. To do this you would need to install a freware utilty, a boot manager, called the PLoP Boot Manager. The PLoP Boot Manager is a small program to boot different operating systems. You can boot the operating systems from harddisk, floppy, CD/DVD or from USB. You can start the boot manager from floppy, CD, network and there are many more ways to start the boot manager. You can install the boot manager on your harddisk. There is no extra partition required for the boot manager.

It can be found at: http://www.plop.at/

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It is also possible that a BIOS update will add USB as a bootable device to your selection. CHeck your motherboard manufacturer for a BIOS update and ONLY update it if it fixes your specific issue.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    last one was 2010

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2018

    some will not, here is why.
    http://pcdied.com/USB%20BOOTs/usb-no-boo...

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It has that option except that is disguised like this:

boot priority:

-removable
-hard disk
-cdrom
-disable

I booted from USB dvdrw using this order:
1. removable
2. cdrom
3. hard disk
4. dsable

Succesfully installed windows :)

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    very good, old BIOS sure did DISGuied the device. Removable was the name long long ago.

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No, if the bios won't support boot from usb you are stuck. only way is to update your equipment.

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Lots of hyjackers on this topic.
see here A P5Q BOOTS TO USB.
But not some MOBO made year 1998 to 2005

http://pcdied.com/USB%20BOOTs/usb-no-boot.html

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The only way to do it is to set your USB driver as the first hard disk drive from the "hardware configuration" menu i think...it worked for me.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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  • Mahmuddinnf Mar 23, 2011

    I have tried. But it didn't work on my Asrok P4VM800... BIOS can read, but after I choose the first boot to Usb flash.. There is just black screen.. I have make my flash drive bootable, I used WintoFlash,. I tried to install windows xp sp 3..

  • Mario Aug 15, 2018

    I have Asus P5N-MX MoBo with USB2.0 and tried to boot from USB3.1 device to install Windows 7. It shows the Microsoft sign and then stuck. When I look into BIOS, it recognises the USB device being an harddrive. The device is made bootable by yumi. Yet still the computer refuses to boot from USB. I'll try PLoP and experiment with it.

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2018

    bios seen it and booting it are 2 different things.

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2018

    My answers are to all Hyjackers here, 2.
    and use USB must be 1st in the boot order
    the Asrock is 13 years old today. so
    that is a problem as is running old BIOS firmware on it.
    did you try all USB ports ? be wise do that.
    that Asrock has 2 bottom usb ports that are shared, Id not use those @!!!
    use the upper ports for usb boot
    and the 2 on bottom (near audio jacks) for mouse and keyboard only. ok (this is serious limit here)
    The Asrock F11 key is the boot on the fly key
    hammer the F11 and it shows choices. like here.https://youtu.be/g0FJkX3aWqk?t=11


    ISO builders are not equal:
    NO USE RUFUS only ! If used this 100s of time.
    never fails.
    The P5N may not allow this, it's too old. 10 years old. does machine have DVD drive>?
    It shows the Microsoft sign sure but what sign.? the w7 ISO loads Windows PE.
    and says so as it loads did it show the PE statement to the screen?
    if yes, the ISO is bad, the USB is bad or too big or not a standard USB sitck.
    If the PE windows loader jams. and the HDD is bad we test the HDD first
    Better, if you are tech savvy and know that 10 year old hdd can be bad.
    we boot Unbuntu v17 DVD, and run demo mode.
    if you have no DVD drive, (we keep on on the self just for testing) do you>?
    then DVD boot and tests disks are not possible
    a huge limitation in any shop. (old pc)
    Then boot the Ubuntu v17 from USB stick
    again using RUFUS, to make the stick.
    then run DISKTEST in Linux
    if parameter smart, 198 is not zero the hdd is bad, (its dying fast like that) ok>
    before loading any OS on ANY HDD
    we test the HDD first.
    or all forward progress can or will be impossible.
    like fetching water in a bucket, with holes in the bucket, SAME EFFECT.



    I read your manual for you, it does not show any mention of any such act with USB. zero.


    BIOS level booting, update the flash
    to 2010 last update.
    the book can lie (as it confesses) if the BIOS was updated, and USB boot added, ok?
    so only flashing the current bios is a solution to millions of PCs made this old.

    hyjaking posts where others above never once told what PC they own, is not too good.
    EVER,ok>?

    you PC is not their pc, and advice, will be wrong mixing them up, why not start new post.
    I call that a toxic soup . Is.

    yes, it is possible using tricky 2 way boot method.(per early poster .
    That trick is to cd boot it with spec software, and it (this cd) boots to USB.
    a hop skip-pity jump. trick. most folks go what? who or fail, now.

    as posted above but most folks don't want to do that. or finds out the windows installer gets lost doing that (w7)
    Normal steps below, no magic.

    let me show the steps.
    (i will assume target PC dead (or infected etc)
    do you have the w7 , as a simple ISO file
    or is it a DVD disk, since you demanded USB
    Ill assume ISO file. only. and from MS.com
    Some look and the CD drive can do DVD. oops
    so then make there own ISO, did you, context matters, source of ISO file never stated by anyone above.
    microsoft.com ISO takes good retail COA key to download it, did you?(your details lack)
    when you download the ISO did the MD5 checksum match> yes, good, no super bad. stop and repeat



    1: get a USB 16GB stick. (no giant sized sticks )
    2: go to modern PC.
    3 burn the stick (usb ) with RUFUS.
    4: the boot the stick on the alien machine.
    if the first page shows up, good, stop.
    if not working as test now the one of the steps above,failed..
    5: now at dead PC insert USB now.
    6: enter bios, go to usb advance, and turn on all 3 usb selections, including legacy mode.
    7: then go to boot page, boot order. see if the USB stick shows up. if not try all USB ports now. mine shows up as Sandisk superx.
    8: if it shows up with boot order set to stick name first. in order.
    power one again, and hit the space bar, hammer it 1 per sec. tap tap tap.. see?
    this forces many PCs(El torito spec) to boot to CD or STICK. this spec, allows boot throught happen on 2nd phase of w7 installation.
    9: ok it installed ok but needs 350 updates
    sad that. and takes all freak'n day.
    IE11 must be loaded first. (fresh and new)

    Hints.
    16GB USB is best size (only on old machines.)
    8 GB use to work. but if you learn about the ISO files, Microsoft will at any time they choose , add the 350 updates to the ISO.
    we can only hope that, but if they do
    or add other bloat ware to it , then it will not fit on the 8GB stick and fails.

    warning some silly stick makers made USB sticks that are UEFI only sticks, and will not work
    on old BIOS PCs, I bought one and found out it was (as maker said) "only for w8 or w10."
    UEFI, avoid these sticks.

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2018

    the ISO for w7 up
    can be huge if the ISO supports
    both 32bit and 64bit versions of w7
    in one ISO
    MY old sp1, 64bit w7 is. 4.77gb, with zero other updates or newer service packs.
    so download the ISO and read the size of it first. to see it is not MS, super sized.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software...

    it shows today, it is still 4GB sized.
    so 8GB USB is ok today.
    but note , no free trails of W7 , like in 10
    you have to have good retail coa key to get it.
    using the Asus coa keys will not work here.
    OEM disk only come from ASUS not MS.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    common reasons to fail usb bootings,
    1: the BIOS is not set to boot to it.
    (or the old BIOS needs the firmware update)
    mine has 4 setting or more for USB to work
    IN BIOS pages.
    2: you didnt hit (say) the space bar ,at power on to telling the BIOS to boot to USB.
    ("intel El Torito" rules)

    3: the USB is bad.
    4: the USB formatted wrong, Use RUFUS
    5: wrong ISO or corrupted, ISO
    6: you didn't test the USB on other newer PC. (easy no? test it on a modern PC)
    7: using huge giant 512GB or 1TG stick that old PCs are cu
    8: Using ISO from not authoritative sources.
    NOT Microsoft, NOT ASUS (or your OEM)
    aka: hackers ISO or counterfeit.
    9: many times one must replace the MOtherboard
    to do this. (if old one is too old)
    10: do the complex trick of booting to CD
    that has code there that boots to USB.
    not always effective.

    testing.
    try to make a Linux install USB.
    using again, the RUFUS tool, (free)
    does that work, if not we can be more sure
    the BIOS is failing. just it.
    use 8 or 16GB usb sticks. (small) not huge.
    ISO : here:https://www.ubuntufree.com/download-ubun...

    boot the Ubuntu v17 LTS
    if it works , click TRY ME.
    this is DEMO mode or LIVE testing
    no install, here,its just test.
    we keep this USB stick ready 24/365.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Aug 17, 2018

    if the usb boots, the screen will
    show "hit any key to boot this device."https://youtu.be/g0FJkX3aWqk?t=11
    hit space key ,its big and most easy.
    I hammer it 1,2,3,4, boom the USB boots.
    this HIT rule is called Intel El Torito spec.'
    this allows 2nd boot up , installing windows
    to boot through and not start the setup.exe
    in and insane endless loop.
    on the 2nd auto boot, it boots from C:
    see?
    this is how it works. by design.
    some BIOS are buggy, and do this all wrong
    on those trash BIOS we must be ready at 2nd boot and snatchh out the USB stick just then.
    ok?

    Ive done this to VAST models of PC, brands and models, and know how to tell if the PC is too old or not.

    if the w7 ISO starts up, it will next tell you the W7 PE
    ORDER:
    BOOT TO USB, TRY ALL USB PORTS, even my newer
    PC will not boot from USB3 port, only USB2.
    The 1st screen must be "hit any key to boot to USB"
    if not your bios is set wrong or too old.
    next is this. screen. must get.
    the black screen below is the windows PE
    pre boot environment. EMS.
    then you hit enter and get screen 3 next below.
    that is it.
    if all 3 screens are dead and for sure the HIT screen, the BIOS is not booting to USB.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    hit any key to boot USB. (scr1)
    then screen2
    then screen 3




  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    P5 had this back in 2007 (11 years ago)
    if usb does not show up, here, and usb legacy is on, and all usb ports tried.
    he stick is not formatted correctly
    or this old BIOS last update 2010 is not supporting this activity.


  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    The 11 years old coin cell is bad.
    if its bad, you will never be able to set USB setting and retain them in CMOS NVRAM.
    use new Coin cell on any old board like this.
    7+ years is time for new coin.
    a bad coin cell = CHAOS.
    avoid CHAOS, and win.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    this Old mobo loves to show black screens
    if all boot device are missing, (bad BIOS software was common there, Design)
    on new ASUS, Z270 it freezes the last screen
    in bios, shows the sata and boot devices all missing clear as day.
    on this old PC see this screen.
    if like this, there is no boot devices or you set the order wrong or USB settings in bios are wrong.

    p5 below

    so remove the hdd, data cable.
    and CD, drive sata data cable.
    and see if the USB device is detected.
    if not (bad bios or bad stick)
    the oldest bios is buggy. after the below screen the silly mobo go black screened,.




  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2018

    here is P5Q and its bios too, ended at 2010 last update.
    the F8 key is boot on the fly key
    that means hammer F8 at power on. tap, tap tap.
    then see my SANDISK USB>
    or set the the boot order.
    like this video shows.
    my guess is stick burned wrong.
    wrong type of stick uSB used,
    or wrong USB port used,
    so move it to next port hammer f8
    move it again hammer F8
    on my HP all usb3 ports are dead, in bios only.
    best is known tested uSB stick first on a newer PC then play with 11 year old PC last.
    https://youtu.be/6wPD7pBVjfk

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Aug 18, 2018

    NO Motherboard even stated. JUST ASUS
    1995 to 2018 , name one of 1000s
    lots of hyjackers on this topic.
    see here A P5Q BOOTS TO USB.
    But not some MOBO made year 1998 to 2005

    http://pcdied.com/USB%20BOOTs/usb-no-boo...

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