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Is it possible to repair Win7 disk which is now seen as uninitialized by Windows?

After hibernation, which always worked without incident, the computer would not reboot. Instead it would flash the screen, go black, and repeat. When attached to another computer, the disk was seen as ...
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Create Windows 10 bootable/installation USB drive

I created Windows 10 installation USB drive using media creation tool provided by MS. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/) At first I thought it was USB bootable and also ...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...
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Export a identical copy of Linux in another computer

I'm looking for a way to export a identical copy of the Linux version and files that I have in one computer to another one. I'm thinking of a bootable usb created by a backup. I have Ubuntu. Thank ...
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What are the downsides of running Linux off a pendrive?

I recently replaced my PC with a new one, moving my hard disks from the old one to new. I'm planning to use the old PC to control some tinkerer's machinery in the garage; problem is it's currently ...
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Can I edit files on a bootable USB?

I have a bootable USB stick that I originally created from an ISO file. If I now edit a file on this USB stick, will it still boot and work properly? The ISO installs a modified version of CentOS and ...
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Does booting from a USB in Windows 7 replace the current operating system?

If I am using Windows 7 currently, and I boot up from a USB (with windows 10 on it), that replace Windows 7 on the computer, or will it boot up from Windows 7 again afterwards if I remove the USB? I'...
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Linux Mint 18 Beta image doesn't bootup

I have downloaded the linuxmint 18 (sarah) beta ISO image from http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035. I can use it to install the new version in an VM. However I tried to burn it into a DVD RW plus a USB ...
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from what I read, “grub>” is a linux-thing, so how come it appeared on my pc?

Ok, here's what I get when trying to boot into my Windows 7 Ultimate installation: First, there's something about SLIC LOADER v 1.4.6, followed by a bunch of non informative information and a ...
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KaliLinux won't boot live from a USB stick

So I installed Kali onto a USB, and it is now registering as 'Kali Live' when I plug it in,(obviously unformatted) but when I go to boot from it, no matter which option I choose, be it live, install, ...
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Will a bootable USB drive work on a TV?

I have a USB flash drive with 32-bit Ubuntu Linux and an External Hard Drive with Windows 10 32-bit. What would happen if I were to plug 1 of these into a TV? Will it boot from the USB? Or will I only ...
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Multiple bootable iso files onto one bootable USB

right, I can make a bootable USB from an iso file, but for work I need to burn four bootable iso files (all for windows 7) onto one USB to reimage my laptop. I have no idea whether its possible to ...
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Booting Kali Linux On To A Windows 8.1 Tablet~

I am having some trouble booting kali onto my tablet, now my goal is a simple portable penetration testing machine that I can carry on the go. hmm where to start. Ok so I have created the bootable ...
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How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB from installed Windows (not ISO)? [duplicate]

I have a laptop without CD/DVD came with Windows 10 installed. Windows can be re-installed from within the Windows, but what if I want to change my HDD or hardware failure or temporarily installing ...
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How can I have bootable windows installation disk on a hard disk partition?

How can I install windows installation ISO to a partition on an external hard disk? The hard disk already has a Ubuntu installation and grub on it, and another NTFS partition I use to store personal ...
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How to troubleshoot a printer that wont boot

I've got an HP LJ Enterprise M604 that fails to turn on. -I have verified that the wall outlet works and is distributing the correct amount of wattage -I have verified that the cable works with ...
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Computer only starts when I insert, then withdraw, my USB drive

So, for some time my desktop has been having infrequent fits, after which it refuses to start. It hangs right before it tells me about its memory stuff (I don't really know any of the technical names)....
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Install Windows 10 on VirtualBox via Bootable USB

Is it possible to create a Windows 10 Virtualbox guest instance wherein the OS source is from a bootable USB? If not, is this possible? Current host environment: Windows 10
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Two EFI Boot images showing up

I made a Bootable usb stick with linux mint using terminal with the dd command. When I boot my mac and hold the alt key I see my Macintosh HD and I see two times an EFI Boot. Can it be I did something ...
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How to write FreeBSD image to USB flash drive

I am trying to write FreeBSD-10.3-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img to a USB flash drive, in the hopes of installing FreeBSD on an x64 computer in my house. Here is the image: ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/...
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Run a Centos 6.7 live_cd installed on usb pen as a virtual machine

I installed a Centos 6.7 LiveCD on a pen drive through UNetbootin and at reboot I select boot options in BIOS and start from USB. But I'd like to run the pen drive inside Windows in a virtual Machine....
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Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso)

Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso). I am trying to install linux on my imac powerpc g5 which wont boot from a bootable usb.
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Can I create a burnable image from a custom vagrant box

I'd like to create and develop on a UbuntuMate image using vagrant. My question is, can I then create a burnable/bootable image of that OS and bootup on my raspberry pi? Can an image lauched and ...
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YUMI: Booting find /menu.lst, /boot/grub/menu.lst, /grub/menu.lst

I'm using YUMI to set up a multiboot USB drive. I'm trying YUMI’s option to Try an Unlisted ISO from the bottom of its selection list, and the ISO files gets copied correctly to the USB drive. The ...
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Partitioning a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme 64GB drive

I want to partition my Cruzer Extreme into a 32 Gb YUMI bootable recovery/install drive FAT32 and a 32 Gb exFAT data partition but Windows disk manager is not even letting me delete the volume and ...
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TW700 not booting from USB or microSD

I have changed my Boot Order and moved USB CD, USB HDD, USB FDD to top but still it doesn't boot from USB Thumb drive or the SD Card Bootable Media I have confirmed that both my USB Thumb Drive and ...
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What is the best way to boot my operating system from an external drive on a PC?

My PC just crapped out on me, the motherboard has some bad capacitors so I purchased a new computer. I was using windows 7, now I'm on windows 10. My drive from the windows 7 computer is fine, ...
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using bootable laptop hdd after removing from motherboard

I have a laptop. I want to change its sata hdd to sdd. But I also want to use hdd as a bootable way (i.e, all installed software and operating system). After removing from the motherboard of laptop, ...
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USB stick needs to be PXE bootable

I've created a bootable USB using Syslinux and Diskpart. The USB contains Windows-based software. Unfortunately for me, I now need to be able to PXE boot other desktops using only the USB stick. ...
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No longer able to mount bootable partition of SD card in OS X

Background Info Hardware Using a permanent SD card in MacBook's SD card slot as an external drive. Output of diskutil list /dev/disk2: /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME ...
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How can I determine if an ISO can be booted using BIOS/CSM?

Since I'm a student, I downloaded Windows Server 2008 R2 from Microsoft DreamSpark to test the Windows builds of some servers I programmed in C++. While I know that the ISO has an EFI bootloader, how ...
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Install Windows 10 with UEFI from USB

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Lenovo U410 having recently replaced the 32GB mSATA Cache with a larger SSD to be used as a primary system drive. I've created USB install media with Rufus using ...
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Installing OS via USB “Reboot and select proper boot device”

When I attempt to boot the newly built computer from a USB in order to install windows 10, I get the error "Reboot and select proper boot device." I think that somehow my settings in the UEFI are not ...
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Did i destroy my windows 10 [duplicate]

Ubuntu, as always, is very risky to set up. I believe I selected the option "erase disk" on the USB. It never mentioned Windows, like it did the first time I installed it, earlier tonight. I thought ...
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Make bootable flash drive that runs in any OS

Is there a way to make a bootable disk that runs on Mac and other operating systems? I found out that bootable drives not created in Mac will not be able to boot on a Mac. There is a special way of ...
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Pendrive storage not found in Windows

I had formatted my SanDisk Cruzer Blade pendrive and made it bootable using Win32DiskImager. It showed me something like 6 MB free of 34 MB. I formatted the bootable pendrive again. But this time ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 bootable USB from Kali Linux [duplicate]

I deleted my recovery partition on accident when I was installing Kali. I've tried a method that was posted to this site, but I believe it only works for Windows 7. Any help would be greatly ...
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Is there a version of Windows OS that will allow a bootable disc beyond 2 TB capacity?

I have a shiny new 5TB WD Black and was hoping to use it as the OS System disc and for a fair number of audio production programs, Workstations, samplers, synthesizers and such. Moving from a 2TB. The ...
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Can't find a familiar boot menu

I have a Dell PowerEdge 800 that got reworked as a normal desktop, running Windows 7. I am trying to re-set it as a home server running NAS4Free, but I can't make it boot up from CD or USB. The only ...
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Hyper-V VM won't boot from Cd, error: “unsigned image's hash is not allowed”

I went to install a Debian instance on Windows Hyper-V client in Windows 10. However, when I attempted to start the VM, it would not boot from the cd. Eventually the Hyper-V BIOS gave me a failure to ...
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Where on a bootable Windows PE USB drive should I put custom executables?

I have made a bootable flash drive with Windows PE edition corresponding to Windows 7. Now I want to add an executable file to the flash drive so that I can run it manually inside the PE environment. ...
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Bootable + system backup hard drive

I installed windows 10 from an external hard drive. Just now I also saved the system image backup on the same drive. Is there any problem with this ? Can I still boot and do stuffs like repair on ...
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Loading Disk image to Ram for boot purposes

I am aware that several versions of linux are capable of being loaded fully into ram for running the os directly as a ram disk. I am trying to determine the feasibility of doing this with windows 10....
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive (from Windows 10 Home FPP package we just bought) on our machine. On one hand, our machine is a bit old already: ...
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Error loading operating system [closed]

I am having a problem installing windows 8.1 on Hp elitebook from Bootable USB.. It says: "Error Loading Operating System", it does not give any other error code/number. While I used this same Usb to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu in favor of Windows 10

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and it is the only OS that I have in it. My goal is to get rid of Ubuntu and substitute it with Windows 10. Here are my questions: Is it possible to download ...
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Kaspersky Rescue disk missing operating system

I am trying to disinfect a computer by booting from Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a full system scan. I followed instructions on this page to create a bootable USB Kaspersky rescue disk. Yet, when ...
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How to make a windows xp bootable? [closed]

I need to install windows xp from an USB flash drive but it's has been really difficult to find a software that make the flash drive bootable. I've tried a coulpe of them, feew I've tested today: ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD drive

I burned DBAN onto a DVD, and later copied it to a flash drive. BIOS boot order is set correctly--CD/DVD first, then USB, then HDD. The computer still only boots from the hard disk. I have Windows 7. ...
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How can I copy files from my internal drive to an external USB 3.0 drive if Windows doesn't boot up?

I'm trying to figure out a way to boot from a USB flash drive to move files from my internal drive to a USB 3.0 external drive. In the past, I've used "Mini Windows XP" to do this with USB 2.0 ...