Toshiba Satellite: Changing the Boot Order Sequence
When you try to power on the Toshiba Satellite laptop it usually tries to boot the operating system that is installed on its hard drive. But like most of the Toshiba laptops, the Toshiba Satellite laptop can also boot from devices other than the built-in hard disk. These devices include the USB drive, CD ROM discs, PC Card and local area network. The boot order can be changed and the device can be chosen before the booting process of the operating system begins. It doesn’t always need to be set permanently as hard drive.
Here’re the steps to change the Booting Order in a Toshiba Satellite laptop.
- Before you change the boot order of the laptop, you have to shut it down. Now, turn the laptop ‘On’ and wait for the screen to appear which says “Press the F2 key to enter setup”.
- Once the screen appears, press the F2 key and access the BIOS menu of the laptop. Now, navigate to Boot that is labeled in the BIOS tab by using the right arrow key.
- Now, go to the option Boot Priority and press Enter.
- Now, check from the list of devices and locate the particular device like the USB or CD ROM or LAN, from which you wish to boot the Toshiba laptop.
- Select the name of the device and then press Enter to make it to the top boot priority.
- Use the right arrow key to move to the Exit BIOS menu.
- Now, use the down arrow key to select the Save and Exit option.
- Press Enter and save the new boot order.
- Now restart your Toshiba laptop.
- Whenever you want to change the boot order back to its original setting, just repeat the procedure and select the relevant option.
- If you have accidentally changed the boot order or you are unsure of the original boot order, you can simply revert to the default settings by navigating to the Exit tab and selecting the Load Default Options. Press on Enter and then select the Save and Exit option and then again press Enter.
- Toshiba Satellite laptops also offer hotkey features to change the boot order. To temporarily change it for single boot sequence, simply press the Power button of the laptop and immediately press “U” to boot from USB drive or “C” to boot from the optical drive.
Now, wasn’t that easy? The above mentioned steps may have cleared your doubts about changing the boot order sequence of Toshiba Satellite laptops. If you still have queries, you can dial iYogi tech experts on our toll free number and we can have your queries attended to.