Early day at work so, I have more time to figure this bloody thing out tonight.
Starting with the link you posted (post #26), the usb is bieng writing as I type this, BUT.....
The only option I have in BIOS that "might" be usb is "External Device". If I select that, is that the "boot from usb" option im looking for or does my bios not support boot from usb.
The laptop is a sony viao VGN-ns110e
I will try your method if the usb deal dosent pan out. EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:EDIT:
WinToFlash seemed to go smoothly but either the "External Device" in the bios is not the "Boot from usb" im looking for, or, win to flash didnt create a bootable usb properly.
I am still getting the Viao loading screen and then it goes right to BOOTMGR is missing.
Im open to the possibility up upgrading my bios to enable boot from usb. Something like the following.... Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You - How-To Geek
OR if you guys have any other better/easier ways of upgrading the bios, please, let me know.
Im still not totally done with this usb option, but, as I said if I really cant get it to work.. I'll move on to "Plan B" lol