I'm an an owner of a G73J and I wanted to get rid of VSOD so I followed the article posted in this forum. Unfortunately I'm stuck at the part where I need to boot from USB to update the vbios. I have a bios version 2.11 and it only shows me hard-disk or cd-rom as options for booting.
Please help. How can I fix the bios so it will use my USB as a boot drive? Or is there some alternative?
After your probing I started having doubts so I trying making the bootable flash drive again. I noticed in the HP USB program that the drive is named 0.00 (for some reason) I found this in the BIOS as a boot option (it was there before but I completely overlooked it, because I looked for something related to USB).
Booted it. Update vbios. Now Ill update drivers and hope VSOD will be a forgotten memory.
so I needed the answer to the question and now a straight answer exists so far for this model. So here gos.
First turn on the machine while holding down the "del" key. this will get you into the bios. Then go over to the security tab, and disable "secure boot" and any other related security that you should assume you really don't need. Then finally go to the boot options tab, and enable "CSM" (Compatibility System Module). Now save and exit. Shut off the machine. Plug in your usb bootable drive. Now hold the "esc" key as you power on the machine and the boot device option screen will appear, and your usb drive should now be able to be selected and booted from.
this may or may not work for other models, but for some of the new machines with windows 8, this should apply accross the board.
If the USB option is not showing in the boot menu that means you have to disable the secure boot and enable the CSM support in bios, that will enable the boot option in the boot menu. Here is a video tutorial as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVlgCe1fAcw