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Recover Bootable USB disk data

I have a bootable USB disk. There is a program in the USB disk for controlling a micro-controller. Yesterday my friend did a big mistake. He connected the disk to his laptop, and after creating backup ...
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Unable to access “Boot Menu”on windows XP and MSI motherboard

I have windows XP SP2 & MSI motherboard, but i am unable to know how i can access the Boot Menu on windows start. Currently when i start my windows, i do not have the option to access the Boot ...
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Portable hard drive broken media

My portable hard drive fall on the on floor hard yesterday and stopped working, the hard light is flashing blue but my PC can't see it, i tried it with many machines, but the same , it is not working, ...
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Bootable hard drive to install Windows XP?

What to write onto hard drive, so that it will be bootable and it will be possible to install operating system (like Windwos XP) from it onto itself? I have old notebook with broken CD-ROM and which ...
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Create Bootable .iso with Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had a .iso with the installation to Windows 7. I unzipped it and stored the files in a folder on my computer. I use these files, copied onto a USB, to install Windows on my devices. However, now I ...
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Multiboot DVD with live-cds?

How can I create a multi bootable (with menu) cd/dvd that contains a number of live cds? Is there any "easy" way of doing this? Isolinux is the way to go I guess, but is there any tool available for ...
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Can I format a USB stick in Windows XP, in HFS+ format, and make the USB stick Mac OS X bootable?

My Intel Mac OS X computer is corrupt and I feel at this point that I need to perform a fresh install of the OS. It consistently and automatically logs out, right after I log in. I tried logging in ...
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Write or burn a bootable cd/dvd from a virtual machine in Virtual Box?

I have a virtual machine (Ubuntu 11) running on VirtualBox and have some of my projects in it, I want to burn it on a cd/dvd so that when I insert the cd/dvd onto some other system I can boot and ...
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How to check if the pendrive controller is okay?

I've bought Mach Xtreme ES SLC 32GB (USB 3.0) pendrive, specifically for portable Ubuntu installation (a real one, as on HDD, not LiveUSB made by Unetbootin etc). The pendrive seems perfectly fine - ...
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Run Windows from SATA to USB enclosure?

I have a SATA HDD with an integrated SSD that has Windows 8 installed, which I've put into a SATA to USB 3 enclosure. I'd like to run Windows from it, but it will not automatically boot from it after ...
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What is the easiest way to make a bootable Ghost disk?

I need to make a bootable Norton Ghost disk (CD/DVD - this old PC won't boot from USB keys! And that is what I usually use.). What would be the quickest/easiest way?
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Normal USB Stick from Bootable USB

I have made my usb bootable but I don't know how to make it work as a normal pendrive? if there is any specific process exist for that so tell me....
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Create USB Bootable windows sticked to backtrack

I have a Backtrack 5 R3 Bootable USB, and I would like to make it also Windows 7 bootable.. Then I can choose when my USB plugged on in a dual boot Backtrack or windows 7. Is it possible ? Then how ...
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How can I make a DVD bootable Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've bought a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. I don't want Windows , so I intend to format and install Linux. But I don't have any Windows 8 CD/DVD that I'd like to keep . How can I make a ...
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Unable to boot OSX after upgrading to Mavericks, among other things

Last night I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (mid 2009 macbook pro). Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but it resulted in an extremely long and unstable boot process. If I was ...
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Boot from the CD/DVD

I'm having trouble to boot from a CD/DVD in my new computer with a Windows8 installed. I've changed the first boot device in BIOS with 'CD/DVD', but doesn't work. Every time I reboot, I don't see any ...
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Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu

I have ISO images for both Ubuntu and Windows XP. I want to host both of them on a USB drive so that I can install either without needing installation CDs (I don't have a CD drive). How can I do that? ...
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Can I install Debian from only one DVD?

When I try to download Debian from the main site, I find 4 DVDs images of 4 GB. Is it possible to install Debian from only 1 DVD image?
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Make flash drive bootable with MULTIPLE Windows Installers

I have seen many ways to make a USB an installer for about any Windows OS. But how can I (using grub or something like that) make it bootable to all editions on Windows XP and 7? I have tried ...
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How do I boot my Samsung laptop from a CD/DVD?

I have a Samsung Series 3 laptop and want to boot from an Ubuntu Live CD. When I press F10 to pull up the BIOS/boot configuration, I don't get an option to boot from the CD. Similarly, in the BIOS, ...
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I want to copy the boot files from bootable ISO to another non bootable ISO

I have two ISO files (Windows 98SE), the first file is bootable ISO, and the second is non bootable ISO. -- What I want is (My question) -- Copy the boot files from first iso that is bootable ISO, ...
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Is there a bootable program to find out detailed hardware info? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a bootable program which can be run from a USB stick to get detailed hardware info of my PC?
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“Select driver to be installed” issue while installing Windows 7 from USB [duplicate]

The start of this question is copied from here. And stems from the first comment underneath. Just now while installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB which wasn't successfully because of some ...
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Using an EFI partition to install an OS instead of bootable USB stick, is it possible?

I found myself with no spare DVDs and no USB stick when I wanted to install a new OS on my laptop, so I started thinking about the UEFI boot process that I recently had done some tinkering with. ...
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Windows 7 cannot boot to disk or usb

I have a Toshiba laptop that was a Windows 8 OEM. I recently reinstalled Windows 7 onto the laptop using the boot to disk option within the windows 8 recovery screen. I am now trying to dual boot ...
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Create bootable Windows 7 DVD [duplicate]

I have a complete version of Windows 7 on my hard drive and I want to re-install Win 7 on my laptop (after 3 years of constant use). I can't make my USB stick bootable, so I need to create a bootable ...
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How I do to modify the contents of a ISO file?

I want to open a ISO file, add files and then burn it to a disc. By example, I get the Windows98 SE boot disk. That ISO have 2.6mb, and if I burn the iso, I will lost the remainder 697mb of the disk! ...
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Create Bootable CD from ISO [closed]

I need to create a Bootable CD from a ISO. is there a free software available? I am using Windows 7
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What defines the signature of a bootsector?

I've attempted to simplify the question, by getting at the gist of the problem: What exactly makes the "first sector" of a device the "bootsector?" Is the bootsector a logical sector, a physical ...
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Burning a used DVD-R

Ok, so here's my situation: Yesterday,i was making a windows bootable disk from a .iso file using nero. But accidently instead of copying the contents of the .iso file i added it to the disk.When the ...
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Creating a bootable CD with custom boot sector

I was interested in learning how to create an operating system from scratch, and I found this guide: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~exr/lectures/opsys/10_11/lectures/os-dev.pdf. At page 4 it is explained ...
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Need help making a bootable portable USB hard drive. [Utility I need will only create bootable CDs or USB flash drives]

I've got a copy of Spotmau's Bootsuite 2012, which is an utterly fantastic tool. It has completely replaced Bart PE for me, and I relied on BPE for YEARS. Anyway, the issue I'm having is that the ...
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My USB Flash Drive is seen as a fixed disk. How can I add the “removable bit” to my drive to make it bootable?

I am using: Windows 8 Walgreens EasyStore 16gb USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Sandisk internals from my research) Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool The flash drive is seen as a fixed disk in Windows, which ...
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Boot disc Dual-Core CPU stress tool?

Looking for a tool that can test a dual-core cpu via a boot disc, thus bypassing Windows (and ensuring that only the hardware is being tested). UBCD4Win's included Prime95 is an older version and it ...
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Use multi ISO file in one Bootable CD/DVD [duplicate]

How can i have two or more ISO file that made for Boot (Bootable ISO), in One CD or DVD to boot ? I have two different anti-viruses (Live Rescue) and i want to use them in one CD or DVD and switch ...
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How to make an image of a bootable dvd

How can you create an image of a dvd that is bootable? And by that I mean create an image which will let you burn a new dvd which is also bootable. What application should you use? And what actually ...
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Best way to create a bootable Windows USB from Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to create a bootable Windows installation USB from Ubuntu, and can't seem to find anything on doing this, even after googling it. I have tried "Startup Disk Creator" but I believe that is ...
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Will booting from a USB erase my current OS?

That is all I want to know. I have created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu installed on it. Will it affect my Windows 7 at all?
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Using an iPhone as a bootable USB drive?

How do I use my iPhone as a bootable USB drive? I tried this one but I cannot find my disk after putting LIST DISK. What should I do? I hope someone would be glad to help me sort out this problem ...
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Making a bootable USB for Solaris

Is it possible to create a bootable USB of Oracle Solaris 11? I don't want to install Solaris on an Oracle VM Virtual Box.
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What are the differences bewteen using ISOs vs extracting distributions in multiboot LiveUSBs?

I've created a multiboot pendrive with a couple of Linux distributions by using the YUMI tool from pendrivelinux, and by default it extracts the content of the chosen operating system's ISO on a ...
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How to create an Ubuntu LiveUSB that will also boot on a Mac [duplicate]

I'm using a Mac computer and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an external HDD. I have the iso file for installing the OS but after following these instructions from Ubuntu to create a bootable USB ...
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Booting Linux from USB - countdown repeating

I have a Windows computer that I am trying to convert to Linux. I have downloaded the .iso file from Linux Mint 14 and have used UNetbootin to convert my USB to a bootable drive. I choose to boot ...
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Want to install OS from USB instead of CD : How to deal with *.img image files?

I'm on windows. I'm trying DragonflyBSD operating system. as you can see here: http://www.dragonflybsd.org/download/ there are two kinds of images CD (.iso) and USB (.img) files available for ...
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How can I create a bootable iso image from a bootable flash drive?

I have a bootable installer image of Win7x64 on a flash drive. How can I create a bootable iso of it to use with VMware Workstation et al? I have used Plop Boot Manager, but I'd really like to make ...
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How can I tell if my USB flash drive can be made bootable?

I'd like to try out Linux Mint before deciding whether or not to install it on my laptop. I've got an ISO image that I've dd'd onto a USB flash drive (sudo dd if=~/Downloads/linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-...
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DVD Rom doesn't read bootable DVDs

I am using an ASUS K50l with a windows 7 home premium. My DVD Rom reads DVDs normally, a bit laggy but does its job. However when it comes to bootable disks it identifies them as blank DVDs. Is there ...
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How to make Windows XP USB flash install media under Linux? [duplicate]

I have: ISO image of Windows XP install media 4 GB USB flash drive no CD/DVD drive Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed Note: WinToFlash is for Windows OS. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've ...
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How does the boot sector know what to load?

I am just getting started with bootable removable media (DVD, USB, etc) but I have no idea how to make my own. I've reading up on how to make bootable ISOs and this post describes a process by which ...
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Corrupt bootable USB flash drive created using Boot Camp Assistant

Ultimately, I'd like to have a USB flash drive with multiple partitions: two bootable partitions for the Windows 7 install disk and OS X recovery disk and a third data partition for storing assorted ...