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Unable to boot from USB or SSD. Series 5 Laptop

by m_sig / February 22, 2013 5:03 PM PST


I recently bought a new Samsung laptop; NP535U4CA02. The specs are very good, the laptop feels great and I would be very pleased with this machine if only I could get my ssd to work with it.

The problem is: When i plug in the ssd and start bios, I can see the disk in the "System Information" tab, but it is not included in the boot section. Hence I am unable to boot from it. As an added bonus, the ssd has some strange noises going on when it is plugged in to THIS computer (no problem on any other).

So I decided to try and reinstall windows 8 with my own version via USB and there was no way to boot from that either.

My question is, is this a "feature" or a bug or am I just missing something?

thank you,

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Re: Unable to boot from USB or SSD. Series 5 Laptop
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 26, 2013 6:10 AM PST

Hi m_sig,

Sorry to hear about the problem you're facing. This strongly depends on the model you're using. Is the NP535U4CA02 the complete model code and build for this?

HD Tech

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This looks similar to the NP535U4C-A01US
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 7:27 AM PST

The NP535U4C-A01US does have that new EFI "BIOS" and as such does not support boot from many older OSes.

The reason the SSD is not in the boot section can be simple. It may not have the OS on it.

Try the old fashioned boot from the Windows 8 DVD.

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