UEFI will not boot USB but all looks ok with the disk


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #1

    UEFI will not boot USB but all looks ok with the disk


    Hello,
    Need a little bit of help please. I have a HP Pavilion laptop running windows 10 Home 64 bit. It has UEFI boot.

    I'm rebuilding it so used the Windows media creation tool to create a 64 bit windows boot disk (FAT32 formatted). When I go to the advanced boot options in Windows and select to restart for UEFI, in the menu if I select to restart using 'USB (UEFI)' it just gives me an error message. I then repeated but went to troubleshooting, went into the uefi bios and changed the bios order to be my usb first and on rebooting it just skipped it and went straight to Windows.

    System info tells me I have UEFI, btw, so I presume not UEFI-CSM.

    I created the boot disk fine, here is the basic structure and any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.


    Code:
    F:.
    boot
       autorun.inf
       bootmgr
       bootmgr.efi
       setup.exe
       en-gb
       fonts
       resources
    efi
       boot
          bootx64.efi
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    I've tried rufus, using the latest beta with the 'download' option, which downloaded windows 10 and created the boot disk using fat32, gtp and uefi, and still get the same - restarting into Windows UEFI then selecting to boot to 'usb (uefi)' gives read error and booting with usb on top does nothing.

    The usb disk is fine and is created ok.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I've tried rufus, using the latest beta with the 'download' option, which downloaded windows 10 and created the boot disk using fat32, gtp and uefi, and still get the same - restarting into Windows UEFI then selecting to boot to 'usb (uefi)' gives read error and booting with usb on top does nothing.

    The usb disk is fine and is created ok.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well, that was a waste of a night :)

    I decided to try my third usb port (I already tried two of them as they were next to each other) and it magically booted. Well done this great system we have called usb booting ;-)
    Last edited by chucklepie; 08 Oct 2019 at 15:22.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 34,935
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Glad you found a way forward. Please feel free to mark as solved to save people looking. Thanks!
      My Computers


 

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