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    Hi,

    I've searched the web far and wide and I've even checked with motherboard manufacturers. I cannot find motherboards that say they boot from USB.

    I know some do it, because my desktop gigabyte board does.

    However, I'm looking for a FlexATX or smaller board that has the ability to boot off of a USB device. I plan on using a USB HD and USB CD-ROM.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    BoRG

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    I bought the Syntax S635MP. It boots from USB CD, Floppy, Network, or HD. I have been very pleased with this board. It has an onboard 800 mhz cpu and 2 pci slots. Running WinXP Pro with no problems so far.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by sfay93
      I bought the Syntax S635MP. It boots from USB CD, Floppy, Network, or HD. I have been very pleased with this board. It has an onboard 800 mhz cpu and 2 pci slots. Running WinXP Pro with no problems so far.
      Thanks for responding, but I was hoping for a flexATX board. I'm going to be putting a carputer into an Explorer XLT and I want to mount the comp where the jack and tire iron go.

      Anyone else have any experience booting from USB?

      BoRG

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      • #4
        Most newer motherboards have this feature available in the BIOS.

        Also, most motherboard manufacturers will have the manual online for downloading and you can look for the option there too.
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        • #5
          my M9000 allows me to try to boot from a USB HDD in the bios.
          Cheap Laptop, great for Carputer!

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