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  1.    14 Mar 2017 #21
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    yes i did that, still nothing, i had to switch to legacy since UEFI doesnt allow me to choose usb drive, this is so crazy, maybe because it came with windows 8.1, i don't know, but everything i threw at it still doesnt allow me to reformat, safe mode, etc.

    I think i need to take to a specialist and they will probably remove hard drive and make me install a new one. Crazy, i do appreciate all the help really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    If using Rufus make sure it is FAT32 for Uefi boot.
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  2.    14 Mar 2017 #22
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    yes i did that, still nothing, i had to switch to legacy since UEFI doesnt allow me to choose usb drive, this is so crazy, maybe because it came with windows 8.1, i don't know, but everything i threw at it still doesnt allow me to reformat, safe mode, etc.

    I think i need to take to a specialist and they will probably remove hard drive and make me install a new one. Crazy, i do appreciate all the help really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    If using Rufus make sure it is FAT32 for Uefi boot.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    14 Mar 2017 #23
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    sorry double post
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  4.    14 Mar 2017 #24
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,098
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    If you have second computer and a drivebay you can reset it yourself but I think this is bios setting prevent the boot.

    It should not matter what condition the drive is in. You should be able to boot from a USB key with the BIOS set appropriately.

    I might suggest heading to Dell forums and see if they can provide proper BIOS settings to boot from USB.

    At this point you can shoot me. So if you create using the media creator found here

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10

    and create the USB key with their process. Then boot and on very first screen hit shift + F10 you cannot get to Command prompt.

    I'm stumped. I don't see what is wrong. Did you notice a setting called CSM in BIOS by chance.
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  5.    14 Mar 2017 #25
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    no CSM in bios, it really is frsutrating, i have been looking thru dell sites, and tried microsoft site usb creation also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    If you have second computer and a drivebay you can reset it yourself but I think this is bios setting prevent the boot.

    It should not matter what condition the drive is in. You should be able to boot from a USB key with the BIOS set appropriately.

    I might suggest heading to Dell forums and see if they can provide proper BIOS settings to boot from USB.

    At this point you can shoot me. So if you create using the media creator found here

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/soft...load/windows10

    and create the USB key with their process. Then boot and on very first screen hit shift + F10 you cannot get to Command prompt.

    I'm stumped. I don't see what is wrong. Did you notice a setting called CSM in BIOS by chance.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    14 Mar 2017 #26
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,526
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    By all accounts, it does seem to be remarkably difficult to coax an XP 13 to boot from a USB. This thread may help...
    Can't boot from USB. (Partially Solved) - Dell XPS 13 developer edition / Project Sputnik Feedback - OS and Applications - Dell Community

    If not, precisely which XP 13 model is this one?
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  7.    14 Mar 2017 #27
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,098
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Thanks Bree. It is a

    xps 13 9343
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  8.    14 Mar 2017 #28
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    I saw that forum early this morning
    Tried but way too much for me

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Thanks Bree. It is a

    xps 13 9343
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  9.    14 Mar 2017 #29
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 4,098
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    In posting #15 you said you can't find fast boot that is because Dell calls it Rapid Start. Saw this in info Bree posted.

    Could you enter Bios and see if you can find and disable Rapid Start.

    Ken
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  10.    14 Mar 2017 #30
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 60
    windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    No rapid start


    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    In posting #15 you said you can't find fast boot that is because Dell calls it Rapid Start. Saw this in info Bree posted.

    Could you enter Bios and see if you can find and disable Rapid Start.

    Ken
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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