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Booting From USB Drive

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#13 Steve Davis

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

You might boot from USB drive too but the best way is the booting form CD drive so through this way you may easily boot the windows.It is not certain that files in the USB are corrupted or not so i would recommend the booting from CD but any how from USB is also possible.

Edited by Steve Davis, 16 December 2011 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:33 AM

You would certainly not want your BIOS to load NTFS/EXT/HFS/BTRFS/AppleFS/ReiserFS/... drivers just to determine if bootable media is inserted.

If you format your drive completely to and leave a single FAT16 primary, your BIOS should be able to find the files required to load in to memory. I've not used YUMI, usually people would use syslinux to boot a live distribution so you could try this.

The boot manager option you had mentioned is a quick "non-BIOS" method of selecting the USB device, otherwise the BIOS should have an option somewhere to modify the boot load order.
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