Boot from USB Drive fails with “Cannot get bank X parameters” error


KB ID 0000501 Dtd 06/09/11


Seen on an HP ML115 while booting to a USB Drive (a SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB drive).

No usable Banks found

Cannot get bank 2 parameters.
Warning: Bank 2 partition type invalid. Ignoring.
Panic: No usable banks found.


1. Reboot the server and enter the BIOS.

2. Locate the USB Mass Storage Device Configuration > USB Settings and change the emulation from [Auto] to [Hard Disk].

usb emulation

3. Be aware if you have other hard drives in this machine, you will need to ensure the USB drive appears BEFORE them in the HDD boot order.


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