1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 6, 2012 5:23 AM by Flying_Kiwi

    USB boot for Win XP on desktop machine having Intel d915gav motherboard

    sanpawar

      Hi,

       

      I've Intel D915GAV motherboard for my desktop machine running Windows XP professional. In BIOS setings of it, it shows the option to boot from USB as well. I've enabled that option and also have bootable USB pen drive available. But I'm unable to boot using that bootable USB drive. I've tested for that bootable USB pen drive on other machine and it works over there. So there is no problem with bootable USB drive. So please let me know if anyone have suggestions/input on how can I boot my desktop machine with D915GAV motherboard using USB drive?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: USB boot for Win XP on desktop machine having Intel d915gav motherboard
          Flying_Kiwi

          What OS is on the pendrive that you are attempting to boot to? Commonly older boards should be able to at least boot to DOS on a pendrive. Have you loaded BIOS default values and saved out of there? I don't recall the specifics but on the boot related sections of some BIOS setup pages, there are more than one option associated with bootable USB devices and of course the USB pendrive will need to be first or the PC will boot from whatever else is first in the boot order.

           

          You could also check that you have the latest BIOS installed for your board and read the file detailing the history of fixes included with newer BIOS versions (often on Intels BIOS download page) if its not already the latest - perhaps the newest version includes fixes for your specific problem?