Solved Unable to change USB boot order in bios

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Lenovo MT-M 7244-A35 M58 ThinkCentre desktop

I can get into the bios configuration for boot order, but the USB flashdrive is listed under 'Excluded' and the appropriate keyboard controls only cause the computer to beep.

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The Lenovo site had queries on this but none helped.
Any ideas?DSCF3724.JPG


Also note, can not boot from DVD either.
 

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What happens if you select the USB HDD listed under Excluded and hit the backlash / key to add to the Included list and the same for IDE CD?
 

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Thank you.

It worked.
Recognized my Sandisk as a bootable USB drive and I could move it to first boot.

I'll mark this solved :)

Thanks again.

John.
 

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It's not the / you are suppose to press, it's X

The / is for include/exclude, they shouldn't have included the spaces around it.
 

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The "/ " did work by adding my Sandisk USB to the bootable column.
Didn't before I reset to factory defaults.

It is strange this happened. When I don't know.
Bought it 7 years ago, new, never on line or even a home network. Purely a standalone.
Always booted off the hard drive with no issues.
Never tried to boot from a USB device until today. lol!
 
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