I am working on an ASUS Laptop circa 2012 with an AMI Megatrends aptbios.
I can't get it to boot from anything than the hard drive and the hard drive is the problem.
So, I need to boot from DVD or USB flash. Neither seems to work. The DVD doesn't work no matter which DVD / CD I try.
If I start the computer with the ESC key pressed, then generally I can get a menu.
One of the options is to boot from the HD and sometimes the USB if there's a USB stick inserted. But I've never seen the DVD drive here.
The other option is Setup (i.e. bios)
I'm not sure what is the relationship between the list I see here for booting and what I see in the bios.
I see in the bios settings there's a BOOT section.
In there are "boot options" that are numbered.
The one option that's there shows a very long name for what appears to be the hard drive. It includes the word "Windows".
There are capabilities there to add boot options 2, 3, etc.
But, I have NO IDEA what the notation is supposed to be to specify anything like that long line mentioned above.
It also asks for the path but I have no idea what drive letters may be assigned nor what "path" notation is expected.
The system is stuck in "reverting" a bunch of updates and we are going to let it run all night.
But, in the mean time, I need to know how to get this sytem to boot from other media.
This is a Windows 8 system from the factory. I see things about UEFI but I *don't* see anything like that in the bios settings.
I'm hoping for some actual ASUS / AMI experience / examples here an not just guesses. I've guessed enough already.