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Boot from USB Toshiba laptop?

Novakingwai 2,144 263 May 3, 2016 at 10:20 AM
I have a P305-S8820 I'm trying to boot from USB. I went into the BIOS and changed the boot order to USB first. The computer recognizes it. When I restart the computer it goes straight to Vista. I press F12 during startup to choose the boot menu. Again, I highlight the USB HDD and press Enter. It goes straight to Vista. Is it not going to boot from the USB?

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Is your USB drive bootable?

What are you trying to boot and how did you make it?
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
Is your USB drive bootable?

What are you trying to boot and how did you make it?
Yes it is a bootable drive it is a Windows install. I have used it numerous times, in fact just 2 days ago I used it.
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sounds like that port may not be coming up try a different usb port check your bios
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sounds like that port may not be coming up try a different usb port check your bios
Yes I tried 2 different ports
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A little bit of google searching seems to suggest there are problems with this machine and booting from USB. Is making an optical disk an option?
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A little bit of google searching seems to suggest there are problems with this machine and booting from USB. Is making an optical disk an option?
I could. I will see if I have blank dvds
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I could. I will see if I have blank dvds
It might just be the quickest way to a solution if thats all you want to do on this older machine. Hope your going with something newer than Vista?
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Yes, WIndows 10. Vista is almost impossible to sell.
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can't install after boot into vista? because 32bit vista, 64bit win10 or what error?

there maybe other way to install from HDD
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can't install after boot into vista? because 32bit vista, 64bit win10 or what error?

there maybe other way to install from HDD

Normally it would ask me if I want 64 or 32 bit install after loading
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Ok I figured it out. Have so many USB drives at work I was using the Mac OS install one instead of Windows. It's all working now. bulb
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It's happening again with another computer. I've tried USB and DVD boot.
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do you mean your memory problem got worse?

this time, you realized it's the wrong USB AFTER burn a disc.

or even worse, you forgot the problem was solved, and burn a wrong disc, then came here to ask the same question as the origin question.
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I have a new Toshiba laptop. I have tried booting from USB and from DVD. It will not load the WIndows installer. I know they are the right ones this time. I just used the USB to install on another machine.

It's a model C75D-B7230. Only thing I can think of is I have the recovery on a DVD DL. Maybe this computer can't read DL?
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