3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2013 12:09 PM by sylvia_intel

    D2500HN and D525MW boards hang rather than booting from hard drive when a flash stick is inserted in a USB port

    Ben Myers

      I have a number of systems with D2500HN and D525MW boards in them.  As part of system maintenance, I need to install software from a USB flash stick.  I have updated all boards to the latest BIOS revision.  With no USB flash stick, the system boots up normally.  With a USB flash stick inserted, the motherboard completes POST, then hangs, with the access light blinking in the flash stick showing that there is some action going on with it.  I have set the boot order to boot from the hard drive first.  If I press F10 to select the boot device, I get the same result.  The flash stick is also bootable, but that should make no difference.  (Yes, the flash stick does boot properly on other systems.)  Unless there is something that I am missing in the BIOS options, this appears to be a design defect in the BIOS itself, though it could also be hardware related somehow.


      This does not prevent using the systems with Atom boards, but it sure makes any maintenance go more slowly, because I forget that these boards have this problem, so I get yet another system hang when I leave the flash stick in a USB port upon reboot.


      We have some of these systems running XP and others running Win 7.  Same result.


      Thank you... Ben ben_myers@charter.net