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    Default Steps to boot from USB HDD/ Pen drive explained

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    *** Its Possible to Boot from USB****

    1- Plug in ur USB device BEFORE powering up.
    2- Put USB drive on USB hub
    3- Power UP
    4- Enter BIOS through F2
    5- Go to the "Boot" main menu
    6- Left to the Harddrive you will see a "+" (plus" mark).
    7- With the arrows select it (should be white).
    8- Hit enter and voilą

    In case of USB DVD/CDROM the methord is almost same, just change the boot option to cd rom



    I did not want to put up new thread and leave the old one hanging around.So edited the initial thread . The problem was lack of documenation & acers ignorant support engg . So i'm sharing exp heree which might help others



    ***** OLD Thread Below Please ignore it *******
    In most ACER laptops i have seen "BOOT FROM USB" missing , Which is a must nowadays

    ACER TRAVELMATE 2300
    ACER TRAVELMATE 4000
    ACER TRAVELMATE 4500
    ACER ASPIRE 1680
    ACER ASPIRE 1410
    These are the models i know so far..if your model does not support please add it here

    Boot options available in ACER laptops ( No USB, No PCMCIA)
    1) Floppy
    2) Hard disk
    3) CD-Rom/DVD
    4) Network Boot

    I think we should form a group and ask ACER to release new Bios update which supports "Boot from USB" Funtion

    I have not seen any one complaining this so far . So thought of putting up a thread
    If your are intrested please post your opinions


    -Venombite- Have this issue been reported before , may be no one cared to check

    **** old thread end***

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    Actually, you may want to check to see if you have an option in the BIOS for Legacy USB. If so, you have to enable this and reboot back into the BIOS. After the reboot, it'll give you an option to boot from USB (have to have the USB device connected at the time). I'm not sure if Acer has this option, but it's a very common item in HP, Toshiba and other brands.

    One catch, when you enable this option, you effectively disable USB 2.0 capabilities in Windows. You can still operate at USB 1.1 speeds (12Mbps), but that's a MAJOR drop from USB 2.0's 480Mbps speed. I guess if you're booting from a floppy, you technically don't need USB 2.0 speeds since there's probably something wrong with your OS. []

    -vBulletin-

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    Venombite-
    Yes i have seen that in HP and toshiba ..but was very disappointed when i realized that acer have not even thought of USB Boot even in higer end models

    The option for Legacy USB is not there above mentioned models

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    Frankly, im surprised Acer would neglect to include a 'Boot from USB' option, considering its the easiest way (bar a CD) of patching up an ailing computer.

    I dont own an Acer laptop yet (going for a 2300) but I would certainly like to see a USB boot option in the BIOS when I do get one.

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    I'd like to have that option as well for booting using my usb memory stick.

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    Ok guys its possible to boot from USB Just follow instruction in my first thread
    I Havnt tried booting Pen drive ..yet But USB HDD is working fine



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    excelent!!! My CruzerMini Flash drive shows up under hard drives as well. I have not tried booting yet but looks like it should work.

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    I have confirmed this yesterday over at notebookforums.com with a PM I received.
    Also, the walthrough was written by me[:I]

    *# Acer TravelMate 4001WLMi #*
    Intel Pentium M 715 1.5Ghz 2MB Cache (Dothan)
    512MB PC2700 DDR333
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (64MB)
    15.4' WXGA wide (16:10) TFT
    60GB Hitachi HDD
    DVD-DUAL (DVD+-RW)
    802.11b/g Wireless LAN

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    Not my idea though, I just tried it and wrote a walkthrough after reading a not-so-good one...

    *# Acer TravelMate 4001WLMi #*
    Intel Pentium M 715 1.5Ghz 2MB Cache (Dothan)
    512MB PC2700 DDR333
    ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (64MB)
    15.4' WXGA wide (16:10) TFT
    60GB Hitachi HDD
    DVD-DUAL (DVD+-RW)
    802.11b/g Wireless LAN

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    quote:
    Originally posted by maia
    [br], the walthrough was written by me[:I]



    Yes it was good one so i shared the same here...

 

 
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