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How could PC Doctor, etc. boot and how does the HDD mess up offline boots? [on hold]

We finally gave in, and gave the laptop to Staples. Apparently, the Staples tech ran "PC-Doctor" and tested a lot of hardware, eventually finding (via SMART) a hard disk failure. He said it was a ...
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Booting Windows 7 Installer from USB Samsung Series 5

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop that came with Windows 8 Pre-Installed and a bunch of manufacturer stuff i didn't want. I cleaned the DISK and installed ubuntu 14.04. Now i was trying to install ...
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1answer
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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0answers
12 views

Internal card reader not recognized on boot

In 9/10 times, my internal card reader is not recognized when booting my pc. It's a desktop computer and the card reader is attached directly (internally) to the mainboard (Asus H81M-K) via 9-pin ...
0
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1answer
16 views

install win8.1 from usb

I have an Win8.1 installation on usb. When I want to boot installation from this, I get an error: The boot configuration data file doesn't contain valid information for an operating system. The ...
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1answer
55 views

Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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1answer
51 views

Bootable USB Won't Recognize [closed]

I'm attempting to zero one of my harddrives to make sure it's totally cleaned but when I move to boot from the bootable usb I made using 'Iso to USB' it just tells me to remove all media devices and ...
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1answer
37 views

Mini-book refuses to boot from usb ( LT41P )

I have this mini laptop, a Gateway LT41P. For whatever reason, This laptop refuses to boot from usb. I've created several working usb boot sticks, and have used it to install various OS ...
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My computer does not Recognize my Mouse or Wireless Adapter on Cold Start-ups

I just recently built a computer in February and every time i boot up from a complete shutdown my mouse never works and neither does my USB wireless adapter. They only work if I unplug them for a few ...
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0answers
22 views

How to create an ASD (apple service diagnostics) boot partition

Can someone tell me how I can create an ASD boot partition. In my ACMT class we had a USB drive with multiple partitions each being an ASD bootable partition. One thing I don't understand is that when ...
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24 views

Fails to boot LFS from usb via syslinux: /sbin/init no such file or derectory

I have successfully built linux from scratch!) Then I decided to make bootable usb flash drive by using syslinux bootloader. To do that i created two partitions on usb drive: small vfat and large ...
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1answer
45 views

Can't boot from USB

A few days ago, I installed Arch Linux alongside Windows 8 on a new Dell laptop. I did so by booting from a USB drive, and there were no problems with the install. I'm now trying to install CrunchBang ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Booting into Windows from USB stick created on OSX

So I screwed up my Windows 7 laptop. I wanted to boot from memtest86 to try and diagnose an issue, but I apparently removed the option to boot to Windows. Unfortunately I don't have the Win7 install ...
2
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0answers
153 views

Surface Pro won't boot from usb

I have had a surface pro for a while now and I have decided to try and boot from USB on it. It won't boot from it. I have tried an external hardrive with Windows Vista on, a Windows 98 Microsoft-dos ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Alternative to USB and DVD ROM Boot

I'm trying to install Kali Linux to my old (and empty HDD) Q6600. However I'm facing issues with booting it via USB, all I see is black screen with cursor. (The bootable USB was created with ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Installing OS from a flash drive's directory?

I have quite huge (64GB) flash drive with some data on it. And I'm wondering if it's possible to create a directory with bootable Windows 7 / 8 / Linux on that pendrive so I'd be able to install OS ...
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2answers
340 views

UEFI Legacy boot hidden - tricks to unlock it?

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-510P-4459 with Windows 8.1... And I am considering installing Linux on it; maybe Win7, but I'd need to get a USB CD for that. So I downloaded a live image of my favourite ...
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1answer
52 views

Freenas box Motherboard sometimes does not boot from USB

I have a Freenas box that boots from a USB stick. It has been fine for a few years, but recently it has stopped detecting the USB stick at boot time and will not boot from USB. Instead it goes into ...
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0answers
40 views

After making boot disk using rufus in usb 3.0 port, it doesn't work in another ports

After making boot disk using Rufus in USB 3.0 port, it doesn't work in 2.0 ports. I've already formatted in cmd and others while using USB 3.0 port, but there is no change. I couldn't find it while ...
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1answer
23 views

Lightweight, from usb bootable operating system to connect any hard drive

hello i want to install a bootable operating system on my usb stick to connect hard drives on any other computer. first i tried freedos. its really lightweight but my problem was i wasnt able to ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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0answers
31 views

USB Not Working in Windows 7 After Booting Linux [duplicate]

So I had a totally working install of Windows 7. I recently added an Arch Linux partition, dual booting through GRUB. Arch Linux is working fine (super stripped-down right now), but when I boot back ...
0
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1answer
46 views

Installing windows 7 through usb keeps looping

Okay so, I am trying to install windows 7 (after I accadently stopped it the first time when I downloaded it on the laptop with xp itsself causing windows xp to be missing components) using a usb to ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Unable to boot from 128gb usb

I have used Unetbootin to install Ubuntu Gnome on 2 usb sticks, 128gb and 2gb. The problem is that when I enter the boot menu only the 2gb stick is visible. No matter if I unplug and plug in again, ...
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votes
2answers
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How to boot Linux from USB drive once only for recovery

I have installed a USB drive on an HP Linux server. The USB drive is bootable and contains valid OS backups that I can restore the system from. I can update the backup easily at any time. I now have ...
2
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0answers
93 views

Boot loop on thumb drive, but flash drive works fine [closed]

I have two live USB drives containing the same operating system, Ubuntu 10.04 with legacy boot. When I plug those drives in (using Ubuntu), one is detected as a "Thumb drive" (Pen drive?) and the ...
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1answer
40 views

Running Windows 7 through External Hard Disk via USB?

I have a laptop where even the BIOS is locked by the administrator and requires password to make changes. But I can select the device to boot from at the boot time. I have cloned a Windows 7 ...
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2answers
68 views

Adding multiple iso's to a pen-drive [duplicate]

This may sound strange but I have all windows instillation iso's back to windows 95. Is there a way to add them all to a 512GB pen-drive and make it boot-able. So when I put the USB in it will give a ...
1
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1answer
126 views

Troubleshooting USB Boot issues

No matter what I try, I can't seem to get my computer to boot from USB. I would very much appreciate any help. I'm usually quite good at these things but the solution here eludes me. I have been ...
0
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2answers
85 views

Changing boot order/booting from USB

I have the kali-linux-1.0.6-amd64 downloaded on my desktop and have used "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to install this on my Usb. With it completed and the Usb plugged into my computer. I then ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
1
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1answer
422 views

creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
3
votes
1answer
426 views

USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
0
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2answers
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Make a bootable usb drive a regular storage drive again in Windows?

I made a bootable linux drive using Win32 Disk Imager. The image I wrote on the usb drive was about 4-5 GB. When I stuck the drive in to re-use it as storage, the only part of the drive that is left ...
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0answers
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Windows To Go boot error 0xC00000E9 on USB 3.0 ports

I found a post (Windows to go usb 3.0 booting problems) which may be the answer but I wanted to throw this out there because the scenario described is not exactly the same and the error code is not ...
0
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2answers
142 views

OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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0answers
37 views

How do I make a bootable DOS USB without format?

I had previously made my USB DOS bootable (I think I used the MS DOS version that came with Windows XP) Later on I converted in to a Puppy Linux Live USB The DOS files are still there on the drive, ...
0
votes
1answer
797 views

How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
0
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0answers
153 views

How do I install windows 7 on samsung NP530U3B with HDD HTS545050a7e380?

I have a problem: I am trying to install windows 7 on this pc (SAMSUNG NP530U3B) and with the hard disk (HTS545050a7e380). Like in this problem: How to install Windows7 on Hitachi HTS545050a7e380 ...
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votes
2answers
122 views

How to make a ISO FILE out of a folder containing Windows Setup Files [duplicate]

I copied the Windows 8 CD to my HDD. I want to convert that folder to an ISO and use that to create a bootable USB. Please tell me how CAN I MAKE ISO IMAGE out of that folder containing files
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1answer
65 views

How to make a bootable USB out of the folder in which the data of windows 8 setup is there?

I copied windows 8 CD to my HDD and now, i want to convert that folder to an iso please tell e how to do that. so that i could burn the iso to my usb and make my usb bootable How to make a bootable ...
1
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1answer
754 views

Kernel panic while installing Centos 6.5 from USB stick and USB cd rom

I tried to install CentosOS 6.5 using CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD as a source. I made bootable USB using YUMI (later LinuxLive USB creator) and booted but got the following error: i915 0000:00:02.0: ...
0
votes
3answers
164 views

Create a bootable device manually, without ISO burn

I'm looking to create a bootable USB memory stick. However the USB stick has data that I can't afford to delete. If I were to burn an iso image on it the ordinary way, say with Ultraiso, the data will ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Strange hard disc install behavior with Linux

I have booted Linux mint cinnamon 64bit from usb stick - no problems very stable and works very well on my machine. I then installed to the hard disk a 1TB SATA disk suitably partitioned and ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

computer wont boot from dvd or usb

i have a computer with an aopen ax4sg-max mainboard. i used the run xp but now I want it to be dual boot with linux mint 13. I burned the dvd and rebooted my computer. But then, nothing happens! I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Fedora: Create windows 8.1 bootable USB

I tried everything and nothing works I have 2 brand new USB keys 3 more packaged. I have 3 valid Windows 8.1 ISO files and yet no approach works. I tried Unetbootin takes forever to copy 4.3GB to ...
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votes
1answer
76 views

Multiboot USB solution with ISOs [duplicate]

There are several solutions out there, but I do not know of one that works the way I want. I want to make a multi-boot USB drive where I simply place my ISOs on it and chainload into them. I don't ...
1
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2answers
40 views

usb flash no longer bootable?

Hi I have a sandisk 16gb titanium cruzer, a bit dated but its worked like a charm for years. I partitioned it years ago to get rid of the U3 stuff as it just annoyed me and I have for a long time used ...