Can't find USB in Bios or Boot Menu Toshiba Satellite C660-1F1

MartinSten

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Jun 26, 2015
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Hello! I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 10 on a Toshiba laptop. It is currently upgraded to windows 10 from windows 7 I think.
I created a bootable usb with microsofts own tool, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

I unchecked the "fast startup" somewhere in energy-options to be able to access BIOS and Boot Menu.
So the computer is completely off, I plug in the USB. Enter either boot menu or BIOS but the laptop won't see the USB at all.

I have some experience with laptops by now and usually I can change some setting in there to be able to recognize the USB. But I can find no such option in this BIOS, such as changing some setting to CMOS Legacy or something like that.

Also, I can see the USB on my Samsung laptops bios and boot menu, it's a corsair usb.

Anyone got any ideas?`Need me to provide photos?
 

randybatiquin

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Aug 14, 2015
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Go to your BIOS setup page and change UEFI to CSM. To change UEFI mode, you need to disable SECURITY BOOT first. So go the second Main tab SECURITY, then SECURITY MODE, then change it from ENABLED to DISABLED. Once that is done, go to Advanced Configuration, then you may now change UEFI to CSM mode. After that, Exit and SAVE Changes. Then you should be able to boot from USB or DVD drive now.
 

ArAnd0mPers0n

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May 8, 2015
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Try other USB ports, Update your BIOS or download your current BIOS and reflash it using toshiba's instructions, Try using an linux distro off of an CD to see if it detects it, i would use arch linux and a linux command book to figure out what is wrong.

Hold down F2 during startup and click Enter Setup, and look around for anything that says "Boot"
 

MartinSten

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Jun 26, 2015
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Tried the different ports already, only got two so.
Have to read up on how to update the bios, no option for it IN bios.

About the linux thing, why would the laptop find the USB depending on if there's linux or windows? Is the problem really content oriented? Like I said, I have no problem finding the USB on my samsung laptop or my stationary.

I have no trouble getting into BIOS.

*UPDATE/EDIT*
Also downloaded PloP Boot Manager and burned it to a CD. Managed to boot PloP but I cannot boot from USB inside PloP either, tried fiddling with the setup in PloP but no idea what I was doing, nothing worked...
 

ArAnd0mPers0n

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May 8, 2015
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I said to use a linux distro off of a CD not a USB.

 

MartinSten

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Jun 26, 2015
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I just updated my BIOS it was "1.35" before, "2.00" now.
This was the update for me (beware .zip from toshiba): http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20120613151531.zip

However I see no difference what so ever in BIOS except for the version number, and unfortunately the USB won't show up in either BIOS or the boot menu.

Well the laptop did detect my PloP CD, why wouldn't it detect a linux cd and how would it benefit me if it did? Sorry this is not my area of expertise and english is not my native language.

Right now I'm making a new bootable USB with microsofts tool but on another brand of USB.

I have seen in some computer with windows 8 and in my stationary computer and alternative in "Advanced Startup" to boot from USB, this option unfortunately doesn't exist in this version of windows 10 home for some reason.
 

ArAnd0mPers0n

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May 8, 2015
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Try formatting the USB as FAT32 or FAT instead of EXT, EXT2 ,EXT3, EXT4 or NTFS and it should find it.
 

randybatiquin

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Aug 14, 2015
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Go to your BIOS setup page and change UEFI to CSM. To change UEFI mode, you need to disable SECURITY BOOT first. So go the second Main tab SECURITY, then SECURITY MODE, then change it from ENABLED to DISABLED. Once that is done, go to Advanced Configuration, then you may now change UEFI to CSM mode. After that, Exit and SAVE Changes. Then you should be able to boot from USB or DVD drive now.
 
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