SOLVED Start from a usb or dvd drive


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I am stumped on something that must be as old as the hills.
I want to be able to start the computer using a USB drive or a dvd disk drive.
I have made both the dvd and the USB drives but cannot understand how to get the computer to recognize and start up from either of these.
I have attached pictures of my BIOS.
Thank you


Windows 10 - Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299
HP 24-b270nj
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz, 2901 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
2 TB hard dsik
ssd SanDisk SD8SMAT-128G-1006
 

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If the SanDisk thumb drive is the you mentioned in the text there may be an issue with the formatting. An example: the USB install drive made by the MCT/Media Creation Tool has to be 32GB in size or less, 8GB or 16GB, formatted as FAT32. Windows can't do partitions or format as FAT32 over 32GB, just a limitation of the OS, even though the OS can work with larger capacities formatted by other means as FAT32 such as GPARTED LiveCD or Linux with GPARTED installed [I use either depending upon the need]. Some time ago I mistakenly inserted a 64GB thumb drive and the MCT process formatted on 32GB and the remaining 32GB couldn't be accessed.
 

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I want to be able to start the computer using a USB drive or a dvd disk drive.
All I can say is that your boot media needs to be constructed to support the system you are trying to boot.
I use Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ to construct mine and so far, it hasn't let me down.

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That is assuming that your are constructing installation or repair media.
IF you are attempting to run an operating system from portable media, something like "Windows To Go" that would be a different discussion.
 
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Insert the USB stick or DVD, restart the computer and when the HP logo appears, press "Esc", then "F9".

Ben
 
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Thanks to all for the responses.
@ Ben Myers - A special thanks to you. Your solution worked immediately. Much obliged.✌
 

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