Question BIOS detects bootable USB drive but restarts after every boot attempt

Jul 8, 2019
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Hi, I have a laptop running Debian. I want to install Windows onto it. I've set up the Windows installer USB drive and it is recognized by the BIOS. When I try to boot from it however, it doesn't work. After a short black screen, the laptop shows the BIOS again (I've disabled debian completely in the boot section).
After troubleshooting a bit more, I found out that 1) the bootable drive boots on another laptop and 2) the USB drive shows up as bootable even if it is freshly formatted with no data on it.
Secure boot is turned off and the amount of options available to me in the BIOS is quite limited. It's an Asus F205T with Aptio Setup Utility version 2.16.1243.
I've also tried to run different EFI shells but I always get the warning "not found" when trying to launch them.
Any suggestions on how to boot from the USB stick?
 
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Sep 18, 2019
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There could be couple causes.
  1. usb is formatted as gpt and your motherboard doesn"t support uefi bios.
  2. usb is formatted as fat32, not all motherboards could boot from fat32 usb flash drive.
  3. windows installer is missing some files
Try to make new usb installer using rufus and try set gpt to mbr
 

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