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Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:00 am
by Brian K
My wife bought an Asus VivoTab TF810C which runs full Win8. Does anyone know how to make it boot a BIBM flash drive?

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:36 am
by Brian K
Progress. F8 brings up a Boot Menu with the flash drive preceded by UEFI. But Win8 boots.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:26 am
by TeraByte Support
you want the non-uefi flash drive - you may have to create it partitioned
mode (or ensure legacy option available). I think the asus required
partitioned type, but don't remember off the top of my head.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:4607@public.tech.misc...

My wife bought an Asus VivoTab TF810C which runs full Win8. Does anyone know
how to make it boot a BIBM flash drive?


Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:28 pm
by Brian K
I've tried a BIBM and a TBWinRE flash drive. Both are partition mode. There is no legacy USB support in the BIOS and turning off Secure Boot doesn't help.

There is no non-UEFI choice in the Boot Menu.

I'll try a USB CD drive later.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:21 pm
by TeraByte Support
The TBWinRE is UEFI compatible so if you're not seeing it, then it's
something with your BIOS not picking up the device.

"Brian K" wrote in message news:4610@public.tech.misc...

I've tried a BIBM and a TBWinRE flash drive. Both are partition mode. There
is no legacy USB support in the BIOS and turning off Secure Boot doesn't
help.

There is no non-UEFI choice in the Boot Menu.

I'll try a USB CD drive later.


Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:57 pm
by Brian K
The Boot Menu shows UEFI: Sandisk flash drive but it won't boot. I won't be able to try the CD drive until tomorrow.

It's a 32 bit Win8 OS on the Asus.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:11 pm
by Brian K
The USB CD drive isn't seen in the boot menu.

I think I'm in trouble. There is no way to restore an OS image.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:31 pm
by TeraByte Support(PP)
Was the TBWinRE UFD you tried booting created on a Windows 8 x64 system?

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:33 pm
by Brian K
No, it was created on the Asus tablet.

But I'm getting somewhere. I booted a 32 bit Win 8 flash drive and I can run imagew.exe. I intend to use this same flash drive to create a TBWinRE UFD. When my wife gets off the tablet.

Re: Boot USB flash drive on an Asus tablet

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:45 pm
by Brian K
No luck with TBWinRE but I'll keep experimenting. At least I have a workaround.