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Bootable Win Xp Doesn't Boot

Q: Bootable Win Xp Doesn't Boot

Hi, i have a problem with my win xp bootable CD, it can't be used to boot, i don't know what's wrong, i check bios setting my DVD combo was detected as secondary master, and also boot device priority i was set to be First boot device priority, and then i put my cd win xp bootable to my Combo, and restart, there was a message Press any key to boot from CD.. , then i did, and after that, the screen was black and empty, i have tried other OS bootable CD, which was SUSE 10.1, it worked.. Linux SUSE bootable work well. what's the problem, is my windows or my hardware???
please help me, cause i will use the recovery console to fix my mbr, and repair my windows.. thx

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A: Bootable Win Xp Doesn't Boot

I usually see these issues with bootable CDs:

1. BIOS settings are incorrect - Your's are OK.
2. Incorrect jumper settings on the optical drive - Your's are OK.
3. Bad media ...

Since other bootable media works your XP CD does not, I'd check for dirt, fingerprints, scratches, smudges ...

Is this an original XP CD or a CD-R?

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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To begin, here is my laptop, Acer 15.6" VN7-591G-792U Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 8 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Gaming Laptop. (http://bit.ly/2lEJZiv)

I'm also new to this site, so forgive me if this is the wrong thread.

I've had this laptop for about a year now. Everything working fantastically fine, until I decided to take use of my m.2 slot and buy one (Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB - M.2 SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-N5E250BW)". I honestly can't remember if I had this problem since the first day I put it in, but I think I did.

To the problem - whenever I go to boot my computer, the screen pops up with "No Bootable Device". With nothing else to do, I force shutdown my computer, wait a few seconds then boot it up again. Windows (Windows 10) loads perfectly the second time around. I've been using this method for several months now, as I don't have a way to fix it. I've also gone into BIOS, but as far as I know the m.2 is set to be the device that boots. I can be wrong, though.

I have attached an image of the BIOS boot tab to make sure I'm not an idiot.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks

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I used ESET sysrescue live which creates a bootable OS of ESET in pendrive for effective scanning.I inserted the pendrive and strated the laptop. A warning popped up saying "the NTFS partion with label 'windows' is hibernated". I restarted my laptop and From then, It is showing a warning "no bootable device-- insert bootable disk and press any key". Please help to resolve the issue. 

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I suspect my main hard drive is dying, which has Windows 7 on it. So I attached another drive and installed Windows 7 on it, so in case the main drive fails at least I will have a bootable computer. The problem is that the MBR is on the main drive, so without the main drive the new drive fails to boot. How can I make the Windows 7 on the new drive boot without having the main drive connected to my computer? I can't install Windows using a DVD as my DVD writer is busted. Thanks.
Edit: I have a linux live bootable cd, which works with my DVD writer..

A:How to make drive which doesn't have the MBR bootable?

Hi and welcome to TSF your really going to be better off getting a working optical drive in order to fix this MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I am trying to upgrade my dad's Dell Inspiron 530S to WIn 7. I have chosen removable from the boot menu for the 1st 2nd and 3rd options, but the USB keeps getting passed over on start-up. I cannot see any menu functionality that lets me add USB. Right now removable is listed as floppy disk. He is on BIOS 1.0.13 (just upgraded to 1.0.18 same issue) running Win XP service Pack 3. Ideas? Thanks in advance.


A:Win XP PC doesn't recognize Win7 bootable USB

Hi Sam -

Try writing the confirmed ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

Set the HD first to boot in BIOS setup, then tap the Dell F12 key at boot to trigger the one-time BIOS Boot Menu, look for stick under USB, Removable or HD's - you may need to expand each entry to find it.

If this fails, try updating the BIOS to latest version from the XP desktop. Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States].
It appears to have needed improvements which may remedy the problem.

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Here is what happened.
I bought HP Envy dv6 7201tx (i5,6GB,2GB nVidia,750GB,Win8 Pro)
I used EaseUS Partition manager to resize "C:" and create a new partition in my notebook.
Unfortunately it failed after restart. And windows failed to load and UEFI told that boot not found.
I restarted nearly 7 to 8 times. Its no avail.

So I decided to Repair using Windows 8 USB-HDD created from ISO. Since I am not provided with any DVD Accessories from HP.
To my surprise it doesnt recognise my USB.

I went into BIOS setup and modified something like "Legacy support" to "Enabled" which is already disabled.
And the "Secureboot" option below it automatically faded out to "Disabled". And it said your system will boot in BIOS Mode in next restart.

After reboot I found UEFI to recognise my USB and furthur continued to install Windows 8 and activated it using the Product Key. And in the process i formatted my entire harddisk from GPT to MBR.

To my surprise I found System properties to show "Installed Memory: 6.00GB (929MB usable)
Then only i found myself wrong in doing the process. I have to install Windows 8 with UEFI Enabled and get my RAM memory back. Please help me. Note that UEFI Mode doesnt recognise my bootable USB-HDD.

A:UEFI doesn't recognise my bootable USB device?

Welcome to EightForums.

Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
Than type> convert gpt

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON 12.

Paragon 12 now supports Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - News: Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Originally Posted by HP/Compaq

Creating HP Recovery media

HP Recovery Manager is a software program that offers a way to create recovery media after you
successfully set up the computer. HP Recovery media can be used to perform system recovery if the
hard drive becomes corrupted. System recovery reinstalls the original operating system and the
software programs installed at the factory, and then configures the... Read more

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Why doesn't Windows 7 allow us to format a USB thumb drive as bootable?  There's a Format Option to "Create an MS-DOS startup disk" on the format dialog box, but there's no way to select it with a USB thumb drive as the target.  I assume that option would be available for things like floppies (if anyone had those any more).  I spent most of yesterday scouring the web for a way to do this.  The last time I did it, I used HP's old USB Disk Storage Format Tool.  But, it looks like they've removed it from their site (I do have a copy of it, I'm just mentioning that it's been removed).  Anyway, what's the problem with giving us this option within the format tool included with the OS?

A:Why Doesn't Windows 7 Allow Us to Format a USB Thumb Drive as Bootable?

Because now we could simply boot to Win PE from USB flash drives, we do not need to make MS-DOS on USB drives. We can only put Win PE on the flash drive. When boot, choose to boot from USB device and you will boot in WinPE.
Walkthrough: Create a Bootable Windows PE RAM Disk on a USB Flash Disk Arthur Xie - MSFT

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I have a a DVD drive that plays music but doesn't recognize any of the bootable DVDs I have. I also have a USB Drive with a Windows 7 system on it and that isn't recognized either. With the USB drive I have been able to play or remove MP4 movie files but not boot.

What specific information can I provide? I have basically run through the tutorial on this forum with no help. Would certainly go through the process from scratch to see if I can get this fixed. I suspect it has something to do with some software program that stepped on some obscure registry setting.

A:DVD Drive play music but doesn't recognize bootable DVDs

It would be good to know what program on the DVD you are trying to boot.

Also, if you put an installation DVD in the drive does the installation start?

How are you trying to boot these devices?
Does the Alienware PC have a key to press to bring up the Boot Menu?
What is the Boot Order in your BIOS/UEFI?
Let's start there.

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I'm attempting to downgrade my laptop from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 7 64-bit. I have a Fujitsu U904; since it's an ultrabook there's no DVD drive.. and I have no access to an external (last resort, I'll buy one).

I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.

My sources folder includes:


And a litany of individual files.

Any suggestions on this or where to proceed?

I've tried with rufus and the windows 7 usb tool (the one from the microsoftstore.com), and the laptop will not boot. The windows 7 tool states it couldn't made the usb drive bootable, and when using a drive imaged with rufus, the laptop says boot error (bios error; not win 7's install app)

A:Creating Bootable USB, UEFI, w/ eightforums guide, ISO doesn't match

Quote: Originally Posted by tbonecopper

I'm attempting to use the guide here: UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows and I'm stuck.

On the last bit, where it mentions the step you must do only if you are creating a Windows 7 64bit uefi bootable usb, my folder structure doesn't match the one in the images.

This bit: C) In 7-Zip, navigate to the sources\install.wim\1\Windows\Boot\EFI\bootmgfw.efi on the USB flash drive, select the bootmgfw.efi file, copy it to your desktop, click/tap on OK, and close 7-Zip.

You do not need this option if you are using a Rufus program.

Here is info about UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style): link

2. How to create UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in UEFI Boot Mode.

- Download and run the Rufus program.
- Connect your USB flash drive.
- Click on the browse icon and select your Windows 7/8 64-bit ISO image file.
- Under Partition scheme and target system type, select GPT partition scheme for UEFI computer.
- Under File system, select FAT32.
- The default Cluster size setting is automatically detected, so do not change the setting.
- Click on Start button.

3. How to create Legacy BIOS Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8 32/64-bit USB flash drive, which is only bootable in Legacy BI... Read more

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I get the above message when trying to start the laptop.   Is the problem in the SSD, the HDD or Win10?  I tried the 1 Buttton Recovery (twice) and nothing changes even though it says the recovery was successful.  What should I do?

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Anyone that can help I'd be really grateful.

I recently installed a new Disk Drive because two of the old stopped working randomly and now this is the only one connected (I unplugged the old one remaining). I tried to boot my Windows 7 CD and it states:

"disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter"

Any help?

A:Boot Disk Failure - Bootable CD won't boot!

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I had this issue last year and a system restore seemed to fix it, but that didn't help this time around. Anyway, what happens is I turn my computer on, the fans come on like normal and almost everything lights up like it should, but the hard drive doesn't seem to boot up and the screen doesn't turn on at all. Sometimes when I hit the power button, I hear the fan for a moment, it stops, then it goes back on and stays on. Other times it just fires up and the fans blow without a hitch. I've tried turning it off and on repeatedly until I got it to stay on, which used to help, but now it doesn't. I've tried unplugging all the external stuff like the keyboard and mouse (some places suggested this can help) and booting up with just the power cable, which doesn't help anymore either, but I notice sometimes it doesn't cause that little hiccup with the fans when I do it this way. As far as I know, it's not overheating, and all the stuff I have plugged into the USB ports is recognized (mouse, phone charger, tablet) upon startup. I can't do the usual stuff like running in Safe Mode and hitting F2 because I don't make it that far in the bootup process, so I assume it's a hardware problem rather than software. I don't know if this is a power issue causing the screen to not come on, or a hard drive issue (since the hard drive icon doesn't light up - it flickers for a second). But I'm leaning toward a power issue. I've got a couple things I intend to try doing later that I got... Read more

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I have a HP DX 5150 small form factor PC.

How do I get it to boot from a boo table USB flash drive ?

There is no option in my boot menu to do so.


A:Boot from bootable usb

Where is the USB flash drive plugged into?

Is support legacy devices turned on in the BIOS?

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I can't boot from a separate CD that is connected with USB to too laptops: DELL running WIN 8.1 and a Lenovo S400 running WIN 7. i tested the CD in an old XP machine with an internal CD and it worked.
I think once my DELL booted from an other bootable CD using USB but i am not 100% sure.
I set the BIOS on the Lenovo to enable boot from USB. there aren't many devices to choose from in the Lenovo BIOS, only 2: the hard drive and to boot from network.
Both computers booted from the internal hard drive.
How do i make a screen shot of the BIOS?

A:Cannot boot from a bootable CD through USB

You can't make a screen shot of bios. You must use a camera and then post them.

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I'm trying to install a new OS from a bootable DVD that I created. However, my T530 will not boot up from the DVD. I checked the boot order in the BIOS settings, and even explicitly tried to force to boot from my DVDROM usint the F12 boot menu. I've been able to boot from this DVD on my other computer. Any way to diagnose whether my DVDROM is faulty, or is there perhaps some BIOS setting to fix this? I am able to read the disc from Windows, just can't boot from it. The laptop is brand new, just opened it up today, so I don't know why something as simple as this wouldn't just work.

Go to Solution.

A:Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

I took a DVD drive from another Thinkpad and swapped that in. I still could not boot from the disc.  Next, I copied the ISO image to a USB stick and tried to boot from that instead. But it hung. I was able to boot from the same USB stick on another laptop. All the signs seems to suggest the laptop is simply defective, which is extremely disappointing considering it is brand new and I waited for about a month to receive it.  Is there anything else I can/should try (some diagnostic utility, perhaps?), or do I just send it in for a replacement?    

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How do I make a bootable iso into a cd that will boot?
I have tried several programs that burn isos to a disc, but it never boots.
it's not the iso, I can't get any bootable iso to boot.

A:Bootable iso that won't boot

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Hello,I have a big problem with my 5400, after changing the hard disk for a bigger one and realizing it wasn't detected by the bios, I decided to reinstall the previous one. Now the computer doesn't start windows and it doesn't load the windows dvd from the dvd reader. I've tried to boot from a usb drive but it seems the usb ports aren't detected by the bios.I've noticed that the dvd driver and the hdd is not detected for the bios if the sata mode is set to AHCI but they are detected when  "compatibilty" mode is set.I've also tried to get into the diagnosis utility but I'm getting this weird message:BPF Version Check ErrorWhat's this?After showing the message, the computer restarts and I can't access the utility.If anyone has some info regarding this, I'd appreciate it.Thanks.

A:M5400 doesn't boot and doesn't detect anything

it also happened to me. You solved?

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I am not able to boot into Windows 10 . It appears the hard drive has failed. I ran the HP Diagnostics and the HD Short DST Check fails. I am trying to recover my data and reinstall Windows 10 onto a new hard drive. My problem is I can't boot to either a bootable Windows 10 USB or my HP Recovery DVDs. I created the bootable USB using the Microsoft utility. I have changed my BIOS settings for legacy mode and make the USB the first bootable device but it still will not boot.  I was able to boot to the USB twice and go to the command prompt and copy some files to an external hard drive. I still need to get some other data but now it won't boot to the USB anymore no matter what I try.  Maybe the USB drive got corrupted? What happens is the Windows logo comes up, next the Windows Recovery screen should load but it does not. I just get a blank screen. I can see the USB drive being accessed but nothing loads.

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I don't know what my wife got into the other day but her computer, using XP Pro, won't boot regular or in any of the Safe modes. In fact, when it is turned on, a safe boot screen comes right up and it has a timer at the bottom of seconds left. No matter which safe boot mode you select, the same screen comes up. This screen doesn't appear to be the regular Safe Boot screen.

I used the F8 key and got to the regular Safe menu. This menu did not have the timer and had more boot options. But again, no matter what I selected, after a flash of the XP Pro booting screen, it returned to the safe screen with the timer.

I am thinking that I may need a bootable disc that can do a anti virus/malware scan from a dvd drive without booting to the hard drive.

The computer that I am using to download and make such a disk is using W2000 with SP4 and rollups. I have a paid NOD32 and the free Superantispyware programs on my W2000 computer. I'm open to suggestions and ideas as both of us need her computer back.

Many thanks, Steve-x8086

A:My XP Won't Boot At All - A Bootable Anti-V CD?

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This is what i walked into when i came into work this morning no bootable device pxe-e61, insert bootable disc and hit any button to continue. Well, I tried to restart the comp with out the disk and was not able to get to safe mode, just the same screen, very annoying. I first tried to disconnect everything and restart, tried bios (though i really dont play in there often) but it had all the info there, but i wasnt able to access info about the hardrives (from what i recall it didnt let me highlight them, didnt list any slaves, didnt list alot of info but that was 2hrs ago, im lucky i remember 10 min ago). So i broke down, went home and got the disc, and came back, inserted and restarted, and bam, its on. I've backed up my important files, tried a system restore, took the disc out, and still get that screen, so put disk back in, restarted (still unable to get to safe mode screen) and after a few trials of hit and miss with the mouse and keyboard not working, finally got it going again. Now, the CD is in the drive, my mouse and keyboard are working, now what? I have not installed any new hardware or software in some time (at least 2 weeks for software, and over 2yrs for hardware) computer has not been moved in at least 6mnths. Had a power outage yesterday, but computer came back from that with no issues.

I have:
E Machines T5048A
Pentium (R) 4 3.06Ghz
3.07Ghz 1.87 GB RAM
Physical Address Extension
Media Center Addition
Version 2002

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A:no bootable device pxe-e61, but can boot from CD...

If your exploration of the BIOS showed NO hard drives, that could mean the drive is starting to fail, smart move backing up your data! Soon as you can, run a disk check.

Super weird that by putting in a boot CD, it then boots normally!

Okay, so first double check if your hard drives are showing up in the BIOS. Next, there should be a Boot Devices (or Boot Order) section... you should have something like 1st: CDROM 2nd: Hard Drive 3rd: USB 4th: Network (You should have Hard drive pretty high up in the list, first or second is recommended)
There will also be a section in the BIOS relating to the Network card, you should be able to change it from 'Enabled with PXE' to just 'Enabled'.

Another possibility is that the onboard CMOS battery is failing. Should look something like this.
That battery helps preserve configuration information when the computer is powered down, so if it is starting to fail, that could mess with how the system starts up, it might also mess with your date and time settings. If you decide to change it, just make sure to head back into the BIOS after the new one is in and double check the Boot devices, Network and hard drive settings.

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I am trying to reinstall windows but i am unable to boot from the cd. My computer is looking for a boot cd but it does not recognize the one i have in the machine. It recognizes that there is a disk in the tray when im in windows but it just wont boot from the cd. Anyone have any ideas why its not recognizing the boot cd?


A:Uable to boot from bootable cd

You will have to go into your BIOS and change the boot priority order. You would continuously hit the DELETE key to enter your BIOS then navigate through several windows to get to Advanced BIOS Features. Make your First Boot Device your CDROM.

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I am unable to boot from the cd-rom reader on an HP omnibook running XP home SP1.

The bootable XP install cd I use works perfectly on my pc.

Messages displayed :

Checking Boot CD-Rom
Boot CD-Rom type : Non-emulation booting
CDBOOT : couldn?t find NTLDR

Laptop boots normally from hard disk. There is no virus on the boot sector. Do I have a corrupt MBR?

A:Unable to boot using bootable cd

hmm....im thinking that it could be a cdrom problem.

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I have a bootable linux USB drive (works on my other computers).  But when I plug it into the USB ports on this computer and reboot, and press F12 to bring up the boot menu, it is not listed.  The only entry is Windows boot manager.  In trying to resolve this, I've gone into BIOS configuration by pressing DEL during initialization, and turned off Secure Boot.  But that did not solve the problem.  Rebooting and pressing F12 to bring up the boot menu still shows only the Windows boot manager entry. Thank you for your assistance.

A:How can I boot my Aspire TC-710 from a bootable US...

My BIOS particulars: BIOS Version/Date    American Megatrends Inc. R01-A3, 3/18/2016SMBIOS Version    3.0Embedded Controller Version    255.255BIOS Mode    UEFI

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I am unable to boot from the cd-rom reader on an HP omnibook running XP home SP1.

The bootable XP install cd I use works perfectly on my pc.

Messages displayed :

Checking Boot CD-Rom
Boot CD-Rom type : Non-emulation booting
CDBOOT : couldn?t find NTLDR

Laptop boots normally from hard disk. There is no virus on the boot sector. Do I have a corrupt MBR?

A:Unable to boot using bootable cd

Is the XP disk OEM, retail, or a HP restore disk?

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Hey there,

I've been running Ubuntu from Linux for some time now, and wish to get my old PC back on to Windows XP.

I've created a bootable USB (formatted to FAT32) and loaded an XP .iso using WinUSB on Ubuntu. I have to change the primary hard drive in the BIOS to my bootable usb to get it to start, but at the very beginning of the process I get the error message saying 'Boot MGR Missing Press Ctl Alt Del to restart'. Im under the impression this is the only obstacle standing in the way of WXP installation. I have briefly read other articles on the issue, but none I have found refer to the booting with Ubuntu installed as the primary OS (cannot run a windows system recovery).

P.S I am familiar with installing OS's as I did the Ubuntu transfer.

If anyone has any prior experience or guidance with this issue, I would greatly appreciate it, thank you.

A:Installing WXP from Bootable USB - Boot MGR missing


I've created a bootable USB (formatted to FAT32) and loaded an XP .iso using WinUSB

Boot the USB flash drive and it should start the Windows XP install. When you get to the Partition information, if you no longer want to have Ubuntu, then Delete all the partitions, Create one large Partition. Format NTFS, and install XP.

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basically the title explanes what im trying to do but here's why im trying to accomplish this. i have recently purchasd a dell inspiron mini 10 mod #pp19s it comes without a cd/dvd drive since its one of those half size laptops. now i recieved it with out the previous owners password to the logon window. i figured at the time it wouldnt be a problem because ive used hirens before. problem is no cd/dvd drive. is it possible to make a bootable usb version of the cd and how please.

A:trying to make hirens boot cd into a bootable usb

Quote: Originally Posted by kimoxxx

basically the title explanes what im trying to do but here's why im trying to accomplish this. i have recently purchasd a dell inspiron mini 10 mod #pp19s it comes without a cd/dvd drive since its one of those half size laptops. now i recieved it with out the previous owners password to the logon window. i figured at the time it wouldnt be a problem because ive used hirens before. problem is no cd/dvd drive. is it possible to make a bootable usb version of the cd and how please.

Well, it's quite easy. You can follow this tutorial, readily available at Hiren's site.

Hiren's BootCD From USB Flash Drive (Pen Drive) ? www.hiren.info

Also, take note that you can as easily format it in NTFS. And you can use the in built tool of Windows to format it.

So the really important steps to follow after formatting is Step 3 onwards.

Let me know if you need any more help.

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Hi folks, newbie here, and needing a little advice and guidance from all you experts please.

I recently obtained a copy of the PC Wizard disk, which as well as having loads of utilities on it, is also supposed to be a bootable disk. If I load the disk while in Windows, it autoruns fine and everything seems OK, but if I try to boot up with it, it is not recognised as a bootable disk, and my PC just proceeds to boot into Windows.

My CD drive is definitely set as the first boot device, and I have proved that works by using another bootable disk with no problem.

I have no idea what files should be on the disk to make it boot up, so I can't tell if anything is missing, or bad.

Can anyone please advise me? Many thanks in advance for any help.


A:Bootable disc does not boot - please help me understand why.

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Hi, I've tried to boot with a Norton Ghost 15.0 CD, it works fine but I've no mouse and keyboard.The CD works perfectly with different types of Dell Optiplex desktops and I think it worked also on an older HP Probook 470. I?ve already tried the USB 2.0 ports but no effect. Also I tried with a USB Bootable Disc created with AOMEI backup (http://www.backup-utility.com/help/create-bootable-disk.html), strangely enough the PC boots with the USB disk connected on the USB 3.0 port. But with the same effect, no kb or mouse. I?ve looked in the Bios but couldn?t find anything what can cause this.Any idea?s please?     

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This is strange to me. I have 3 laptops, was trying to boot from linux distro 32 bit on all of them.

The oldest toshiba laptop is a 32 bit and the bootable dvd works !

My 2 newer Asus laptops 64bit cant boot the dvd. What gives?

All of their boot orders have also been configured. Asus even has a BBS option that can let me boot into dvd drive directly. On 1 Asus I only get a blank screen. On the other, no medium detected, cdrom boot priority indicated "boot ready".


A:bootable dvd cant boot even though bios configured

i think you may have answered your own question 32 bit distro will work on 32 bit system 64 bit distro will work on 64 bit system. try and download the 64 bit distro and burn the iso for the laptops you want to run the distro and see if this works for you, by the way what linux distro are you trying to use?

differences between 32 bit and 64 bit distros >>> http://goo.gl/n9JgD

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Long story short: I was messing with my partitions and now my main OS partition is dynamic. I need to boot the bootable partition wizard.iso file from my usb to fix this problem. How do I go upon doing that? I could always burn it but I don't have any DVDs/CDs on me.

A:How do I boot Partition Wizard bootable cd from my USB?

Download Universal USB Installer Universal USB Installer ? Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux and use it to create the bootable pendrive with Partition Wizard Boot CD ISO.


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where can I download a bootable disk for my laptop, acer 8.1 sys.

A:My laptop won't boot, can I download a bootable di...

First of all try to press Alt+F10 at boot to check if Acer erecovery is still working, if so, follow onscrenn instructions to re-install windows. if not, you can download a vanilla windows 8.1 bootable media from Microsoft and then install drivers and software from Acer support website:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-mediahttp://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support

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Recently my computer broke down randomly and I've been trying to fix it since. First, it does not detect my CD drive (even though it opens and closes perfectly) so I cannot boot from the set up disk, which I have. I have tried making a boot-able USB using RMPrepUSB and formatting my usb drive and transferring the files through the software. I tried booting the USB, but it said that NTLDR is missing.
Then, I added the NTLDR and the NTDETECT files. It said that the boot.ini file had an error so I tried making a boot.ini file specifically for Windows XP Professional. Now it says that the hal.dll is missing or corrupted.

So, I think the problem is is that the boot.ini is trying to boot from the corrupted hard disk and not the usb files. If so, can I edit the boot.ini file so that it boots to the set-up application on the USB? Please help!

A:Boot.ini Help with Bootable USB for Windows XP Prof.

Boot into Setup (Bios) find the Boot Order. Here make your CD rom drive First Boot Device. Boot off of the XP CD. You should see the message Press Any Key to Boot From CD. If this fails, make sure your XP Disc is bootable, (try it on another computer) If it still won't go, then Go back and rebuild your USB Flash Drive using Win To Flash. copy your XP Disc to it. Go back to the Bios/Boot Order and if you have the option to Boot From USB make that the First Boot Device, and put your Flash Drive in and restart your computer.

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Hi, I am trying to boot a VM with virtual bootable cd rom and ISO with file path. None of the options are working. I have setup a Hyper V manager on Windows 8.1 x64 bit OS. Its all on local system. Please help. 

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i want to install windows 7 in usb bootable...not a bootable installer/setup
a winsows 7 that i use every day to surf, play game and etc
for short a ready one

A:how to boot win 7 in usb for daily use (not a bootable installer)

Microsoft has never supported installing Windows (except Windows 8 Enterprise edition) on an external drive. It may be possible but not recommended.

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i am struggling to get my Compaq NX9010 to boot from a bootable USB key. maybe the bios does not suppor it, does anyone know if there is an update or a method to do it?thanks

A:how can i get my old HP Compaq NX9010 boot from a bootable U...

Hi: When I look at the service manual it shows that it can boot from a "removable device." It does not specifically state bootable USB key. I know it can boot from a USB FDD but I don't know about a USB key. Looking at all the BIOS release notes, none address booting from any kind of USB device. I would venture to guess if you are not selecting "boot from removable device" by tapping the F9 key on the HP welcome screen, then that notebook is too old to support such a thing. Paul

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I just received a new Elitebook 850 G3 with Windows 7 preinstalled. I was planning on doing a clean install of Win10 using an USB drive created with the media creation tool on another machine. But when I boot the machine with USB-drive plugged in, the machine hangs with a black screen and the indication led of the USB-drive is flickering like crazy, and after a while the fan of the notebook starts to work at full speed. Which settings do I need to change in the BIOS to be able to boot with this USB-drive?Would it help if I create the USB-drive from the machine itself using the media creation tool?And what about activation of this Win10, will it automatically fetch the key from the BIOS? I do have the recovery media for the device but currently don't have an external optical drive to use them. Thank you for your assistance. Kind regards Guy

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Hello ALL,

I have query about isolation an issues regarding booting of OS.

The Issue : Windows blacked out all of sudden while operating and i restarted the system,
Windows was not able to load and hence went to automatic recovery.

Steps taken :

I tried the automatic recovery and it tool a long time with no results
I choose start computer normally , but it again rebooted

I decided to re install the OS via a bootable USB. Hence i logged into the bios, changed the setting accordingly.

Upon inserting the usb and restarting the CMOS displayed is :

Verifing DMI Pool Data
Missing operating system
Please note that the same USB bootable is able to detected in another desktop ( Win xp sp3 AMD processor)

I tried with CD-ROM but it didnt recognize.

Tech Specs of My PC -Desktop

Ram : 2 GB Simtronics
Processor : Intel Core2Duo 2.9 Ghz
OS : Win 7 ( 32 Bit)
Motherboard : Zotac G 31

My question is whether the motherboard is the problem or is it something else i am missing ?

please let me know if further information regarding the same is needed and kindly provide suggestions.
Thanks and Regard

A:Solved: Unable to boot via bootable USB or CD Rom

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Hi everyone.

I've got a few old computers in my basement that I want to install Linux on. The only problem is the BIOS doesn't support USB boot, as they are quite old. What I'm looking for is something I can burn to a CD that will allow USB boot from a YUMI-created flash drive.

Basically it should be like this. First I boot from the CD, then the CD finds the USB flash drive and boots from that. In the end the YUMI boot menu is shown, and I'll have access to all of the distribution installers on the USB flash drive.

Does such a program exist?

PS: I'm not really sure if this thread fits in All Other Software, so if there is a proper category for it, please move it to there.

A:Enable USB boot on an old computer with bootable CD?

Boot From a USB Drive Even if your BIOS Won’t Let You

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How can I make a bootable cd. My computer will not boot from a floppy.
I don't know if the floppy drive is bad or what is wrong, but I need to get to the fdisk function and can't.

The HD is running windows 2k.

Thanks and Have a Great Day,

A:Can't boot off floppy How do I make a bootable CD

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Good day,

I have a Sattelite L830-13M.

The hard drive was really slow and I wanted to install an other OS. So I formated the HD and it is now as new, with 2 partitions. I change it from GTP to MBR in order to simplified the partitions system.

But right now I am not able to boot the bootable DVD or USB (both don't work only on this computer) to install the OS on the hard drive.

So I connected this hard drive to my other computer, and installed the OS on it.

When I put the HD with the os installed and working on my other computer, the L830 is not able to start the OS.
In the bios I can see the HD with the good name and reference on first position.

But when I start , it show on screen
"checking media [fail]"
then "No bootable device -- please restart system."

I didn't find any way to solve this problem...

Can someone help me fixing this?


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I have a Samsung S183L SATA DVD-Writer. I used it to install vista and to boot CD's like Image for DOS, as well as read/write all formats.

Recently, Vista had bootup problems and I tried to use the Vista DVD to get at a startup repair. I tried everything:

- Obtained a replacement Vista DVD from MS.
- Tried every known bootable cd in my collection.
- Set boot priority to CD, then HD.
- Used BIOS boot menu for direct booting to the Samsung.
- Disabled HD and floppy in BIOS so that Samsung was the only bootable device.

No go. The bootup would show the DVD light winking and I could hear the spinup, but it would then cycle to Vista. If using direct boot or the disabled HD setup, it would show not a system disk, etc.

Device continues to autoplay, read and write in all other respects.

Any ideas other than hardware failure - before I replace it?

A:DVD Writer will not boot Vista DVD or other bootable disks

when you say it is working in other respects does this include dvd and cd

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After i uninstalled ubuntu from windows command prompt efi partition. I cannot boot into anything and says [fail] no bootable device please restart system. i tried to boot into BIOS but just shows toshiba logo and restarts. I can access boot priority by pressing f12 and when i choose usb it shows same messgae "no bootable device please restart system".

Is anyone familiar with this strange issue? How can i reset my BIOS? someone please help me wit this issue.

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Hey guysI really need your helpCouple of days ago my hp envy notbook PC got in automatic disk repair loop which I couldn't by pass or get on with it; I use linux mint rosa for backing up my files and format my partitions and when I tried to reinstall windows with DVD or USB bootable devices while linux been cleaned from my PC it say:bootable devices not foundNo operating system found in this computer please installAnd I couldn't figure out what's the problem isI thought it was hard drive but it works fine when I use live linux OSAnd if it was BIOS problem It shouldn't have boot to linux os. Please help!!!

A:My PC boot to linux but not to windows in any bootable devic...

What partitions did you format? Can you get into the diagnostics F2 as you power on and run a hard drive test? 

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Hi I have hp246 laptop...when I restarting my lap it's showing no bootable device--insert boot disk..I try lots of YouTube recovery video..but still the error persists...

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I?ve got no idea what to do and I really need help urgently.

Many thanks

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