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Solved Unable to change USB boot order in bios

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  1. Johnny b

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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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  2. dmccoy

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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?
     
  3. Johnny b

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    The computer beeps. Nothing else.
     
  4. dmccoy

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    Thats strange. Try F9 to reset Defaults.
     
  5. Johnny b

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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.
     
  7. Johnny b

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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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    Good to hear.
     
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