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This will hopefully be useful to others. At present, the official FAQ about Debian install CDs - https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb (alongside the usual Linuxy methods, which are nice until you're on a Windows-only machine) - also suggests Win32DiskImager, a simple GUI-based program to write bootable images (such as the Debian .iso) to USB: ...


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the flash memory file system was FAT32, I opened it using ubuntu live CD, and i found my files.


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If you format your USB drive to FAT32 (NOT exFAT or "Large FAT"), you can actually manually copy over all the files from the mounted Windows 8.1 installation .iso to the drive. Then boot from this USB drive in "UEFI mode". The UEFI BIOS seems to know the FAT32 format and is able to find the file "efi\boot\bootx64.efi" and boot from that just fine. I don't ...


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The absolutely easiest way I found using Linux was the following: Partition the drive (I used GParted) in 2 partitions with the SECOND partition being large enough to hold your operating system. My drive was a 2GB Flash Drive so I created a 500MB Partition 1 and the remainder as Partition2. I installed the latest version of UNetbootin on my Linux ...


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There is project called USBGuard, which is basically some kind of Firewall on USB, which will allow you to protect you against rogue USB. Basically it shows you dialog before the communication with each part of USB is established. I know that this doesn't solve your problem for Windows, nor the problem with connecting to "untrusted" server. Also I am not ...


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I conducted some tests. Here are the results... [one 3GB file copied] 1TB or 2TB USB 3.0 Toshiba external hard drive (portable HDD with 5400 RPM drive) connected to a USB 2 port of a laptop ~ 110 MB/sec 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive (SanDisk Ultra Fit thumb drive) connected to a USB 2 port of a laptop ~ 11-14 MB/sec. Performance tested by other manufacturers ...


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I had the same problem and used this to fix the issue on Windows 7 Professional edition. Use this to disable autorun for a specific drive : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Cc938275.aspx HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Data type Range Default value REG_DWORD 0x0–0x3FFFFFF ...


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It looks like you interrupted a bios update process - as the flash where it's stored (not the drive) needs to be erased before it's rewritten. There is no way to repair the laptop without access to external programmer, you need to RMA it and it will be reflashed (warranty may cover bad flash, but not damage caused by user - YMMV).


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For the voltage-killer thing, a usb hub is a great solution. It has it`s own usb "chip". This chip will burn out long before it can " transmit " the power to the host computer.


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Regarding the problem of allowing other people to attach their storage devices to your machine, it may be easier to simply separate your computer from the USB devices. Why not use a minimal PC/Raspberry etc. with Linux to provide USB ports and share the storage contents over the wireless network. The number of attack vectors should be reduced and you can ...


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From Windows 8 we don't have to create bootable pen drive with software. Just format your pen drive and copy paste all files of ISO to the pen drive. That's it. I used this method to install Windows.. Note: Use UEFI boot option instead of Legacy.


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I don't fully understand. are you trying to boot off a SD card and save files to the hard drive? ("im going to try to answer it anyway") What linux distro? I know on ubuntu you can tell ubuntu where to install, how to install, where to save other files, and even to run without installing! With most Distros, files not OS related will be saved to the hard ...


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Can the drive be seen from the file explorer outside of the Media Creation tool? While rare, new thumb drives out of the box sometimes have bad sectors which can also cause this issue. Have you tried viewing the contents of the thumb drive via Disk Management?


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Using a suggestion from MC10 in the comments, I downloaded the ISO and used Rufus to configure the USB drive as bootable. The configuration and install worked fine and there was about 700 MB free on the thumbdrive after configuring it. I still could not identify the cause of the failure, whether the Media Creation Tool incorrectly viewed the USB drive as ...


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Many failures are either complete or allow one location to support multiple locations. I wrote a little random write read program that uses a prime number for a pseudo-random number generator, for both patterns and addresses. The reads are staggered behind the writes by enough pages to ensure I am not testing ram cache on the system. It is not yet ...


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Did you check the intergy of the image of the operating system? If not, it's entirely possible that there was an issue with the operating system's image, causing the program you were using to write the image to prematurely 'complete' the write; this would cause Windows to detect a hardware 'malfunction' (as it's trying to read a file that the partition ...


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If you are logging that type of data 1/second speed is a non-issue. Write intensity? No your situation doesn't qualify. The weather data you suggest is less than 128 bytes per second, it is laughably low, basically none. The cells won't wear out as much because your just using new cells, and not re-writing old cells. Writing 1 10mb photo will be more ...


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USB sticks flash drives have a limited maximum read and write life span same as the SD cards but most manufacturers doesn't explain this. Some are from 1000 to 3000 read/ write combined life span. But SSD's doesn't have that, they probably have an infinite read and write life span.


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MiniTool Partition Wizard Free - worked for me. I have an 8Gb USB flash drive that I'd previously formatted as bootable with MemTest95 on it. When I deleted MemTest95 and formatted it, it kept saying capacity was only 49Mb. I tried various solutions but none worked. Finally I recalled a great program I'd used in the past for creating partitions etc., and ...


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Yes, this is still required because the WinToGo creator tool creates 2 partitions and in Windows this requires a fixed drive.


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@Darth Android's solution also works with Process Hacker Ctrl+F Enter Drive letter, eg. E: Bam! A list of programs invading your device


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Not ideal, but I was able to fix one of my USB issues (2 with same problem) by putting it in a mac and erasing and reformatting. Second USB was labelled as "unreadable" by the mac and could not be formatted. Yes I am bringing up a 2 year old thread but it has 4k plus views so why not hey!


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If something is not working on one of my flash drives then I usually use GParted or something similar (GParted is Linux only, MiniTool Partition Wizard seems good for Windows.) to recreate the MBR and erase all partitions, then I create a new FAT32 partition on it and it usually works again. If your USB is failing due to age, then nothing can help you. Solid ...


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As, I have tested with my Lenovo ThinkPad E440 with locked harddisk. But it didn't boot directly from BIOS. Hence, seems that laptop bios supports harddisk password only when directly connected to SATA.


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I tried dd. Didn't work. Tried unetbootin. Didn't work. Looked for winusb. Couldn't find it, and heard it doesn't work for win10, anyway. But! This did work for me! http://onetransistor.blogspot.com/2014/09/make-bootable-windows-usb-from-ubuntu.html Note that I had to add "--force" on the grub-install command. The steps are basically as follows: ...



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