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USB boot error; F11 Key and ASSIST button not working after losing and recovering partition table / MBR

I lost my partition table but I could recover it and I fixed the MBR. I got back all my partition and files include VAIO recovery partition except files on operating system partition ("C:\"). It was ...
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Why won't my centOS 7 bootable USB stick boot?

In the screenshot the general information of the stick: In the bios I set the multi flash reader before the HD and tried to boot directly from the stick on the boot override options, no cigar. I ...
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Can I boot / install windows 8.1 from usb 3.0 with usb 3.0 media?

As far as I know it wasn't possible to install win 7 from usb 3.0 hub. It faild every time, I guess due to some boot or driver problem. If it could be possible for win 8/8.1 I would buy usb 3.0. Can ...
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How to change boot option and set the USB as first boot option

I am configuring my laptop ASUS A53SC with a Dual-Boot System, I already have windows intalled, and I want to install linux from my USB stick but booting from USB is not configured, and I can't add ...
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Dual booting USB for Windows and Linux

I'm wondering if it's possible to create a sort of dual booting USB flash drive that can install either operating system. I have a copy of Windows 8.1 and a copy of Ubunutu, my computer is currently ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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Win 8.1 blue screen crash. Now won't boot to USB setup

I was browsing the web when Windows 8.1 pro froze. Then there was a blue screen with sad face emoticon saying a problem had been encountered and needed to restart. After the restart it attempted to ...
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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...
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Virtual Optical Drive [duplicate]

Is there a way to burn several ISOs to a USB external drive and be able to plug it in and boot to one of them? Would creating several partitions and burning to each one work or something like that.
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diskpart multiple primary partition keys

I am trying to set up partitions on my USB drive, 1x as a boot partition, 1x as operating system data, 1x as shared with windows files. I am trying to assign the shared with windows partiton a drive ...
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Booting windows 7 on Virtual box from USB that doesn't contain iso

I have this USB key that contains windows 7 but the structure on it is like this bootmgr BOOT/ EFI/ Sources/ zRCDIMAGE/ Now when I boot from usb on my physical computer it works ...
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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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Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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Trouble booting from usb (Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor)

I have been trying over the last few days to boot from a bootable usb pen drive on my Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor desktop PC so I can dual-boot, but to no avail. The pen drive contains Ubuntu ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive to install the OS and application on several PC. I need to test UFD in virtual machine with VMware (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and ...
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Make a USB stick bootable without a Linux ISO image, just a kernel

I have a bootable Linux on a 2 GB USB stick with 770 MB used, and another stick that is 1 GB. The aim is to put the files on the 1 GB stick and make it boot properly into Linux and run the software ...
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Installing Windows XP from usb

So here's my story. I had windows Vista on my laptop, but as we all know, vista is terrible. So I installed ubuntu (and let the wubi installer delete windows completely). Now, after all this time, I ...
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Why I can't boot debian 7 from usb stick?

I downloaded a live ISO from the web and saved it as debian7.iso. I then I flashed it onto my USB: dd if=/home/debian7.iso of=/dev/sdb I rebooted my computer, and set it to boot from "removable ...
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Disk I/O error when trying to install Linux on Revo

I have just bought my first Revo (N80), and I'm trying to put Ubuntu on it. I place the USB key containing Ubuntu into the Revo, turn it on and press 'F12'. Once I choose to boot from the USB though, ...
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How to Improve OS performance when used from USB flash drive?

I have a Linux Mint 14 (MATE) .ISO installed on an 8GB Kingston DTSE9 USB drive. Booting takes about 1 or 2 minutes, which seems pretty normal for that kind of thing as far as I can tell. When ...
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USB boot of linux mint killed my HD installation of linux mint

I have linux mint 14 MATE edition installed on a T430 lenovo thinkpad laptop. Yesterday, I wanted to test my bootable USB drive on the machine. After 1 or 2 minutes it booted fine. I created a file to ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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Linux USB Key - Only able to boot when formatted to FAT (Gigabyte motherboard)

I am able to a USB bootable memory stick (My motherboard is a Gigabyte EP31-DS3L see Fig 2) using either Universal USB Installer or unetbootin if I have formatted the drive before hand to FAT see Fig ...
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Formatting an internal HDD on PC with no optical drive

How can I format the internal HDD of a PC that has no optical drive, only USB? I'm guessing some sort of USB bootable option, I'm just not quite sure what? Disconnecting the HDD from the PC and ...
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Installing Windows from USB: “Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk”

I used Microsoft's DVD to USB Tool in order to put the Windows 8 installation disc onto an USB stick. It worked on one computer, while on another one it didn't work. When changing the boot order, the ...
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Windows 8 install from USB freezes

Update 2: I tried running the install from the same flash drive and the same Win8 image on my Inspiron notebook and it progresses further (I saw up to the license key screen) and much, much faster. So ...
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Missing USB Boot Option

Recently I purchased a PC with the configuration, Processor: Intel Core I5 Motherboard: ASUS P8B75MLE 8 GB RAM etc. And I installed Windows 7 through bootable DVD. Up to this point every thing ...
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USB Not Select-able from Boot Menu

I installed Ubuntu on a USB drive following these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive-the-easy-way/ When I go to boot menu the USB drive does ...
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Installing any linux distro on new netbook hangs midway

I have just bought a new netbook, Lenovo S110 with a starter Window 7, 32 bit Operating system. I wanted to wipe away Windows and go with Debian or Ubuntu. I have successfully made my USB drive ...
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Make UEFI, GPT, Bootloader, SSD, USB, Linux and Windows work together

I like to use the latest hardware and the latest software; thus I have a Laptop (Lenovo X220) with UEFI instead of BIOS an SSD instead of an HDD GPT partitioning scheme instead of MBR USB to boot ...
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Run Windows from USB Disk

I have an internal hard drive with Windows 7. Usually, it's in my desktop computer, but I now want to run it from my laptop, as well. (The laptop is a dual boot Windows 7, Ubuntu machine.) When I ...
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what is the difference between the usb booting mechanism and optical disk booting mechanism?

Many distributions of linux/bsd have separate usb and dvd images and writing the dvd image doesn't seem to work. What is fundamentally different between these two mechanisms?
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How can I make Windows XP bootable from a flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It Can I run Windows XP from a USB flash drive? I know how to make a bootable flash drive, but when I attempted to ...
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Test usb booting capabilities with qemu under linux

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric and just installed quemu to test if my usb device is bootable, because for some reasons, on my laptop the usb boots but on my desktop pc it shows Boot Erro So, does ...
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Linux on USB with / mounted on Pendrive?

I'm wondering how to install Linux Ubuntu/Mint on Pendrive so that / (root fs) is mounted directly on USB in RW mode ? I think that most installers simply copy the installation CD onto pendrive. And ...
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Can I use a USB drive of Ubuntu created on Mac with a PC?

I am trying to create a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu with my iMac as a holiday present for my brother, who is on a PC. Will my bootable USB work on his computer if I create it on my Mac?
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USB boot and newer BIOS and firmware

Is it safe to say that most newer (x64 2010+) desktop BIOS from major manufacturers can be configured for USB boot? I'd like to be able to boot from USB for GParted 10, Windows 7 pro, and Ghost 2003+ ...
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How to copy local files from NTFS drives after booting to a USB key or Linux CD

Now that I have my bootable USB key set up with all kinds of tools via Yumi (see this question), how do I copy off local files? I'm am a Linux novice, trying to rescue files from a Windows computer. ...
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Configure bootloader for usb bootable Linux?

I've installed CentOS 5.5 64-bit on an external WD 500GB HDD. I went through the installation setup, and formatted the external HDD normally. (100M /boot, 250GB /, 248GB /tmp , 2.8GB swap). I also ...
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what can i do from grub rescue?

i had my hard drive dual booting and was trying to delete one partition in gparted but i think it had grub on it. now i cant boot anything. i can get into the BIOS but i cant boot from USB, the screen ...