Booting Laptop with USB Flash Drive

By ipeters61 ·
I have a 2 year old HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop running Windows XP Professional SP2, with a Pentium M 1.73 GHz Processor and 1 GB DDR400 Memory. I am trying to boot it using a 2 year old 512 MB PNY Flash Drive. The computer is working fine, but I recently got a 2 GB flash drive so I decided to use my old 512 MB one as an emergency boot drive.

I am using the BartPE preinstalled environment. When I try to boot my computer with the flash drive, it simply bypasses it and does a normal boot, with the hard drive disabled, it goes directly to network boot. When I try to disable everything in the BIOS except the Flash Drive, it just shows me a black screen. In the Boot Order list, it shows the flash drive under the hard drive list, but shows below the hard drive.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Share your knowledge

Related Discussions

Related Forums