Updating bios with a thumb drive

15 Jan

, diskpart, Disk Management and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Can't a formatting tool ignore the area beyond 2 GB? I have an ancient 8MB USB key, and it does not have a partition table at all.My Asus netbook's BIOS update requires the USB to be formatted as FAT16, and I couldn't get the various Asus BIOS update utilities to work. However the uncooperative Asus bios updater still couldn't read it. It's just like a floppy: the boot sector is the first sector, followed by the FAT and root directory.Use the keyboard arrows to choose your boot device, then press the Enter key.

I might just have to look for someone who has a 1GB usb stick.

I pulled the drive out, I've taken out the battery as well. When I try to jumble around my SATA config, it lists my ssd. Sorry to clog up the forum again, but if anyone could lead me to a similar post or offer any sort of advice, I'd be extended in my effort to never do this dumb thing again.

I swapped in an older, ridiculously slow Win 8.1 formatted hdd, and my machine works. I'm 100% the newer ssd works, too, so I have no idea why the hdd booted without issue (aside from being sloooooow). This university kid can't afford a new machine or repair service (or food)! I have the same issue, nothing happens on start up Dell precision T7910 updated BIOS and windows 10.

Perhaps you’ve got a cloned backup of your entire Mac on an external hard drive and you want to make sure it’s bootable.

These are all potential reasons for booting to an external device, among many others.