Booting from USB on UX31A

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  1. arminski42

    arminski42 Newbie

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    Hi,

    i just bought an UX31A laptop from Asus, but I have trouble booting from the USB device... the device simply doesn't show in the booting list (there's just the SSD containing Windows).

    The USB ports work well once under Windows, is there an issue with the BIOS not able to handle USB3 Ports ? (since both ports are USB3) This seems strange because the laptop is quite recent...

    Thanks for your help !

    A.
     
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    ALLurGroceries   Super Moderator

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    It may be because of Instant On being enabled. This skips a lot of stuff during POST. If you have it enabled, boot windows and toggle it on the windows sidebar and then reboot.
     
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    arminski42 Newbie

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    Thanks for the quick answer,

    I already disabled the fast boot option in the BIOS but it seems that it's not that you are talking about. I'm totally unexperienced with Windows (specially Windows 8 which I'm running) and I don't know what is the "windows sidebar"... it seems to be a widget ? Or are you talking about something else ?

    Thanks a lot for the support,

    Regards,

    A.
     
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    Hi,

    thanks again for the help. Unfortunately, it didn't solve the problem, the USB device still doesn't appear in the boot menu.

    I think it has to be some issue with the ports being 3.0.

    Regards,

    A.
     
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    arminski42 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I found that when searching about the problem but in my case the device still doesn't show after the direct save & exit :(

    Regards,

    A.
     
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    Is there an option in your BIOS for secure boot? If so, try disabling it.
     
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    arminski42, did you ever get this to work? Did you try booting from any other USB drives?
     
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    if you're on bios 216 you can't install any other os on this thing!

    It's not that the usb isn't recognized, it's a thing about secure boot and
    csm and all the other uefi things, that keeps your thumb drive from being
    recognized. Trust me, the computer knows that there is an usb stick, but
    the bios in v216 is somehow locked down in a manner, that you can't install anything
    else on it.
    I don't know why they did it, but asus sure screwed up big time!!
     
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