***I know this has been written on 100x over, and I've tried everything, I'm hoping maybe somebody can shed some light so I can stop banging my head against the wall*** Setup: Late 2011 MBP running Mavericks 250GB Crucial SSD 16BGB RAM What I have tried - Modifying bootcamp Plist to allow creation of USB install disk. - Going thru the bootcamp process: creating usb install, partition, restart... - Tried 3 different USB dongles and a 1TB Seagate External HD Successfully created an install disc with the 4 different storage devices, all of which resulted in "No Bootable Device -- Insert boot disk and press any key" What hasn't worked - Holding the option key upon startup, does not give the option to boot the USB or anything related to the bootcamp partition - Installing rEIFt does not help boot from USB or anything related to the bootcamp partition What else can I do at this point? Is it my hardware? Does having a Crucial SSD as opposed to the stock Mac harddrive make a difference? I've been at this for days...I'm going insane. Any help would be greatly appreciated!