Laptop BIOS won't detect boot drive USB

AiNaKa

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So I'm trying to install a new OS on my ASUS Laptop (Model: TP501U) and it runs the BIOS: Aptio Setup Utility version 201.

For some reason, everytime i try and boot off any sort of USB, the option does not appear underneath "Boot Override", and when i try to go to "Add New Boot Option", I can't find the directory for the USB. This applies for all USBs i use and all ports i use. Can anyone provide insight on the issue here? Thanks.
 

Cloudy1

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Have a go at using Plop Linux to see if it's USB boot option will allow the USB boot.

You can do this in a couple of ways including using EasyBCD to add Plop or alternatively burn it to disk (if of course you have a Disk drive) ... by the sound of it you are obviously not going to be able to put Plop on a USB and boot from that so the above seem to be your best options.

Here is a good video to explain it all to you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6KgK-pPilA

I understand that this really doesn't solve the root of the problem but ...

Good luck :)
 

AiNaKa

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The USB drive itself doesn't show up. I'm using a sandisk cruzer which has an LED, so i can confirm it is properly plugged in.
 

Cloudy1

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OK - no disk drive - got ya.

But that doesn't stop you from adding Plop boot option via EasyBCD as suggested ... this is an alternative which I feel may be worth a shot ... nothing ventured - nothing gained.
 

AiNaKa

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Oh yeah, that's the other problem, the OS is broken, so I'm forced to reinstall it. Right now it is in an unusable state.
 

drtweak

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More than likely this is what is going on. That USB Boot drive is set as a Legacy/MBR boot drive and not a uEFI boot drive.

Go into your motherboard. Look for CSM Support (usually under boot settings) and enable CSM Support. I bet you will probably see the USB drive then.
 
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