[SOLVED] Cant boot windows instalation from usb

MateMan

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Hello. Im having so annoying problem.
I try to reinstall windows and i cant find uefi settings in bios. I guess this is an old motherboard. I tryed to install it on another pc and when i put that drive in this computer it just showing me this "__" and its flashing. My motherboard is asus p5kpl-am and this is the fist time that i couldnt install windows. I put usb as a fisr drive, i try with default settings of bios, i used boot menu. When i used boot menu it wqs an error saying "Suspend". Im realy out of idea and all i found on internet is not working. I reseted cmos setting with removing battery for 1min and still nothing. I hope anyone could help me.
And sorry for my bad english
 

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I got a chill looking at that manual, I have intentionally forgotten all that crap.
So what kind of disk do you have ? Sata, IDE
How was it formatted? GPT, NTFS
UEFI - disk should be formatted GPT
Non UEFI / CSM compatability support - formatted NTFS
I believe you can boot a GPT disk in CSM but can't boot a Non GPT disk as UEFI.
I kinda remember that USB was new and troublesome as well as WiFi.
Is USB formatted fat32?
What do you see in Bios? disk? USB stick?
 

Colif

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you sure its got UEFI?? Motherboard manual is from Jan 2009, newest bios is 2010. Just on cross over. I didn't look too hard into manual.

I was curious what OS he is trying to install.
 

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I got a chill looking at that manual, I have intentionally forgotten all that crap.
So what kind of disk do you have ? Sata, IDE
How was it formatted? GPT, NTFS
UEFI - disk should be formatted GPT
Non UEFI / CSM compatability support - formatted NTFS
I believe you can boot a GPT disk in CSM but can't boot a Non GPT disk as UEFI.
I kinda remember that USB was new and troublesome as well as WiFi.
Is USB formatted fat32?
What do you see in Bios? disk? USB stick?
I have sata disc. Usb is formated on fat32 and on disc there was windows before. So you saying that i should burn windows on cd and boot it that way?
 

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There is no UEFI - dont know why i talk so much.
I assume win 10
Can Bios see the USB? if it can it should be able to boot from it.
During install format as NTSF
 

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Bios can see the usb. But for boot option number 1 i put other devices(the ones who u insert in like usb) i also try to set first boot for usb(but i had to put usb on n1 and hdd on n2 in storage configurations othervise i couldnt set usb for boot n1.
I will put that hdd disc in other pc and format it to NTFS and try to reinstall windows if thats helps.
 

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Can you set the USB as boot option 2, after the format?
Is the OS asking for additional drivers prior installation?
I must have been lucky, when I purchased Win 10 I got a DVD, if only you had one.
I'm thinking worst case you could install XP, Vista,7 or 8 and then upgrade but you need the disk.
 

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So if i had windows dvd i could install it? With usb i cant? So then i can buy one disc and i will burn win10 on it and it will be good
 

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I put windows on dvd disc and boot it and it also showe "__" but it went some rows lower just like it want to start the instalation but it stops.. i tried windows 10, 7 and vista and nothing works..
 
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Colif

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i can't find anything on the suspend error. photos might help zero it down.
i can see people having problems installing XP on that board, it doesn't like any versions of windows.
all the videos just show that all you should need to do is set the USB drive as top of boot priority and it should just boot.
Have you tried all your USB slots? Use the ones on back if you haven't tried yet.
 

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I tryed windows disc on other computer and it cant boot it even if i select dvd boot but from usb is working fine..u think mybe its bad windows? I mean i opened iso file and copy all files and paste it into a disc and burn it..is there any other way or better way to burn it?
 

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I downloaded cracked iso version of win10 because i wont pay for that(sry but a lot of people use cracked version of windows) and i burned bootable window files on dvd disc via NERO burner. Then i just put disc into the computer and boot it via dvd burner(or how you say it) and it worked. I sucessfuly installed windows 10 on that motherboard. Thanks again guys and stay healthy :D
 

Colif

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while i am pleased you have fixed it, you didn't have to pay for the Installer. its free. If you already had a licensed copy of win 10 it would have just installed.

Now you have a potential security risk as you don't know what might have been added to that install besides cracks. If you have any weird problems going forward, I would clean install using the media creation tool
 

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I downloqded windows from official site of microsoft but when i wanted to install it i couldnt skip license code so i downloaded other windows 10 which is original downloaded from microsoft but you can skip license code on installation(i guess this is older version of windows) then i installed it normaly and activated via activator and thats all. Thanks again all
 
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