Captain Ned wrote:
Just to be sure, the HD is first in the boot order? Yes, I know it should move from the optical drive to the HD but give the HD 1st priority and see what happens. Laptop BIOSes can be cranky things
Thanks Cap, yeah I've tried putting the usb stick, the cd-rom, and the hd first in the boot order, no luck...
I also swapped the amd tk55 with a tk57 just in case, same issue.
Also swapped the hd with another one, it was a fujitsu 160gb sata1 and swapped it with a Toshiba 160b sata1 instead. Windows is not installed on this new drive. Both drives work perfectly in the two different sata to usb2 adapters I have so its not that either.
I did verify the usb stick would boot to dos for me and it works fine in my wife's laptop.
Main machine: Core I7 -2600K @ 4.0Ghz / 16 gig ram / Radeon RX 580 8gb / 500gb toshiba ssd / 5tb hd
Old machine: Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3ghz / 8 gig ram / Radeon 7870 / 240 gb PNY ssd / 1tb HD