Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Unable to boot HP Elitebook 2730p with USB CD-ROM

If you are using old HP Elitebook 2730p and after atttaching a USB-powered DVD-ROM, but somehow the BIOS is not able to recognize the USB DVD-ROM, first thing first, go

Step 1: Go to the HP Elitebook 2730p Drivers & Software

Step 2: Download the ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68POU) - FreeDOS Bootable Media (International). Apparently the original BIOS has some bug which cause issue in booting with USB DVD-ROM

Step 3: Use a Thumb Drive 2GB and below and insert into your PC USB Drive. Format in FAT and run the sp50060.exe. This will flash and update the BIOS.

Step 4: Boot with the USB DVD-ROM, you can install any OS..... :)

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