View Full Version : How to Boot a G73 from a USB Stick

07-03-2013, 10:51 PM
I'll keep this short and sweet. I was having trouble booting from a USB stick, and was convinced that my laptop just didn't have the capability. I am happy to have learned recently that I was wrong, oh so wrong!

How to boot from a USB stick (that has been formatted with a boot loader or a rescue OS):

1. Shut down the laptop. Cold; all the way off, because "restart" won't do it!
2. Plug in the boot stick.
3. Boot, and press F2 when the ASUS logo appears.
4. Enter BIOS password, then go to "add a boot device".
5. The USB stick should now show up; add it, move it into correct order, save and reboot.

Your G73 should now boot from the USB stick.

I have not tested it but the above process should also apply to USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 hard drives that may be connected either directly or via a hub.

07-04-2013, 02:01 AM
when you press esc key in BIOS post, is it into boot menu? is usb show in maun?

07-05-2013, 07:58 PM
The main point I tried to make is that a USB device only shows up as a possible boot option if I have rebooted from a dead cold stop, in other words, booting from power off, not while power is on.

I am not having trouble, I was just sharing a "how to" that I recently learned.