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Make bootable ISO from bootable USB Drive

Q: Make bootable ISO from bootable USB Drive

I have a USB drive with Ophcrack and a rainbow table in it. I can boot from it. I want to make an ISO from it with the table still installed. I'm trying to use it on VMware. I've tried using PowerISO by opening the files and saving them as an ISO. It wouldn't boot.

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Hi.

I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 onto an Crucial M4 SSD as the previousversion kept hanging atstartup, but the installation seems to hang and is very slow. So I want to restore my SSD back to factory settings and maybe this would help. Normally I would use partition magic but that's on a bootable flash drive and unfortunately this pc will not boot to usb. Is it possible to make the bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom? cheers guys.
 

A:Can i make a bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom?

if you have the files on the usb, you should be able to just copy them to the cd and it should boot. i say should because i have not done this. if you use a windows 7 system to do this, you should get the option to make the cd bootable when you burn it using windows.
 

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hey friends

i have a windows xp2 boot able cd.
recently i downloaded an executable of sp3 from the windows site..
around 6 months ago..

my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.
and now i dont remember how to do it again.

maybe you all could help.

gaurav.

P.S. Merry Christmas everyone!!
 

A:Solved: how to make a windows sp3 bootable cd from a xp2 bootable??

If you Google slipstreaming XP or similar you should be able to get the info you're after; sounds like what you want to do anyway.

Here's one result; http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_Windows_XP_Service_Pack_3.html
 

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I have XP SP1 on one CD. I installed XP and SP1 on my computer and then upgraded to XP 2. I slipstreamed both the bootable XP & SP1 and SP 2 upgrade into one directory. Together XP, SP1, and SP2 amout to about 800 meg. How do I get the combined 800 meg onto one bootable source like a CD?

The reason I want to do this is because I am getting error messages on bootup to drive C requiring me to do a Windows repair. I cannot do a windows repair on my C drive because my C drive has SP1 and SP2, while my bootable windows CD has only SP1. Currently I am booting up using a floppy.
 

A:Solved: How Do I Make A Bootable XP2 Bootable CD?

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I have a Transcend/2GB Pen Drive.

I want to make it bootable for windows98 & windows xp (so that a command prompt may come with CD drive support), and I have no idea about it.

Please help me to make it bootable.

A:How to make Bootable Pen Drive

This link tells you how to boot Windows form a USB flash drive. You will need a Windows XP installation CD.

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Hi folks
Santa brought me a new toy, in the form of a Iomega external USB Zip disk drive.. It supposedly can format a zip disk and make it bootable for your backups and you can supposedly boot from the disk.. I say supposedly because I do not know how, the instructions are not clear and Iomega tech support is no help at all. Instructions for making a disk bootable are simple until it gets to the point of asking you to indicate the Windows ISO image--I have no idea what that is!
Next it says to set your bios to boot from the disk (oh yea, it is an Iomega Rev 70gb).. It shows up in the atapi category in the bios, along with my cd/dvd.
My backup program will make a bootable disaster recovery disk. I have tried it and tested it on the new toy and it is great EXCEPT for the booting portion...
Anyone know anything about these gadgets?? I can readily see where it would be a great asset if the booting would work...

Thanks to any/all for ideas and suggestions..

Jerry

A:Make USB Drive bootable

Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007
USB Boot Limitations
USB boot imposes the following limitations on Windows XP Embedded:

Crash dumps are not generated during USB boot.
Pagefile is not supported.
Power management functions such as hibernation and standby are not supported with USB boot.
EWF HORM is not supported.
ufdprep.exe does not handle USB fixed disks. Use DISKPART and FORMAT or other applicable utilities provided by the vendor to partition and format these disks.

http://www.windowsfordevices.com/art...529478988.html

http://www.informationweek.com/showA...cleID=28700158

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OK, this is a weird request so here it goes.

I had a RAID1-01 set of boot-able 500g drives plus another 500g drive for backup.
One of the drives failed so I bought 2 each 1tb drives. Replaced the failed drive and let the RAID1 rebuild. I then decided to replace the good 500g drive with the other 1tb drive. This was accomplished easy enough, so now I have a 500g from the mirrored system pair and the backup 500g drive.
So now i create another mirrored pair of the 500g drives RAID1-02. This went fine, too.
Now for the problem. sometimes when the system reboots, the RAID1-01 drives must not be available and the system tries to boot from the 500g raid set and will just sit on the black screen with the cursor blinking in the top left corner. If i power down and F12 coming up the boot list shows up and i select RAID1-01 with 1tb drives and the system boots normal.
I think the issue is that the system still sees the RAID1-02 as bootable even though i have disable this in CMOS.
Any ideas? or how can i make the second raid set unbootable?

A:Make drive non-bootable.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lurtonk


OK, this is a weird request so here it goes.

I had a RAID1-01 set of boot-able 500g drives plus another 500g drive for backup.
One of the drives failed so I bought 2 each 1tb drives. Replaced the failed drive and let the RAID1 rebuild. I then decided to replace the good 500g drive with the other 1tb drive. This was accomplished easy enough, so now I have a 500g from the mirrored system pair and the backup 500g drive.
So now i create another mirrored pair of the 500g drives RAID1-02. This went fine, too.
Now for the problem. sometimes when the system reboots, the RAID1-01 drives must not be available and the system tries to boot from the 500g raid set and will just sit on the black screen with the cursor blinking in the top left corner. If i power down and F12 coming up the boot list shows up and i select RAID1-01 with 1tb drives and the system boots normal.
I think the issue is that the system still sees the RAID1-02 as bootable even though i have disable this in CMOS.
Any ideas? or how can i make the second raid set unbootable?


Investigate the boot priority in the BIOS.

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I tried the sys command which used to work under older operating systems. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

A:How do I make my USB drive bootable?

try this. .download Novicorp WintoFlash Software . .you can make your flash drive bootable in windows xp, vista, 7 OS.

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I want to make my USB drive bootable. My Bios allows boot from USB.

I cannot figure how to get an operationg system on the USB drive. All the bootdisk utilities go the the floppy drive to create the OS.

Can I put the character version of Win 2000 on the USB drive or must I use and older DOS version.

Any insights would be appreciated.
 

A:How to make a bootable USB drive?

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I cloned my old hard drive to my new one, but I'm still booting under the old hard drive. How do I boot from the new drive?

Also, is it normal to hear small grinding noises from a new hard drive? I doubt it's the fan because that did happen earlier today and I cleared the wires away. When I booted on my old hard drive, it was silent, and when I'm booted on the new one (I found out how to temporarily boot on it but not permanently yet) it makes the sounds.

Since it's a Cavier Black, I'm not too sure if this is normal.

A:How do I make my new hard drive bootable?

Hi Nikolay,

You need to make the new HD the first HD in bios boot order.

Unless you used software with a correction mechanism , you will probably find windows won't boot.

In that case, a quick run of startup repair from the 7 dvd should fix it.

It depends - some drives are naturally quite noisy - if I listen carefully, or if the side is off the pc - I can hear mine - usually only at boot up - so it's hard to say.

How did you manage to make it temporarily boot?

What did you clone it with?

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I recently got a new, larger hard drive (2tb). I cloned (not a copied) the original to the new hard drive, but Win7 won't boot from the new hard drive. It seems like I've done this in the past with success, but I'm stumped why it won't work now. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, I used Reflect Cloning to make the clone hard drive. Am I going about this wrong?

A:I'm trying to make a new hard drive bootable

Did you unplug all other drives and assure the target hard drive is set first to boot in BIOS setup?

Sometimes it requires confirming the Partition Marked Active is System Reserved (if you have it) or C
then running Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have been having many problems with my old hardcover and after finding out it was the source of all my problems I decided to go out and buy myself a new hard drive today,
It is a 3.5" internal sata 2
7200 rpm
32 mb cache
From intenso

My motherboard has two sata slots, I managed to install windows on my new hard drive through the files saved onto my other hard rive. Windows is successfully installed on my hard rive but I have to keep the old one in to boot from, is there a way to create a partition on my new Hardrive to boot from so I can unplug my old hard drive as it takes up the slot where my DVD drive should go

Thanks, Ashleigh

A:How do I make my new hard drive bootable?

The cleanest way would be to disconnect your old hard drive and reinstall Windows on your new one.

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Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!

A:Cannot seem to make this program bootable on my USB drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank


Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!


Install Windows 7 From USB

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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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Hi all, I'd like to make an ISO image of a bootable USB flash drive so I can later use it to burn to another USB flash drive that would act as a clone of the 1st one. I tried PowerISO and UltraISO without success. Any ideas? Thanks

A:How to make an ISO of a bootable USB flash drive?

I think one good safe way to duplicate USB sticks are to "clone" them; however, let's see what others may say.

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I have tools that are on a bootup cd I made from an iso. How do I put It on a flash drive and boot from it? Can someone help?
Thanx in advance.
 

A:How to put software on a usb drive from an iso and make it bootable.

If you've already made the CD from the .iso file, just copy the CD files to the USB flash-drive.
 

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I'm about to buy a 512 gb flash drive and use it strictly for backing up our two desktop computers.I can't see where I would ever need to boot Win 7 from a flash drive, but who knows? What do you think? That large a flash drive...should I make it bootable or not? Also, I think I should partition it into two drives but maybe just creating two backup folders, one for each machine, would be enough. ???

Will appreciate your input.
Wes
 

A:Flash drive: make it bootable or not?

No, don't make it bootable unless you need to. And no, just... no... don't buy a 512GB flash drive for 'backups'. The performance sucks, it's ultra-expensive... $1000 to be precise.

Or are you getting a $50 ebay one? That's a scam.
 

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Hello,
Sir I am having 500gb usb hardisk in which i had create a partition of 10gb and i want to create that partition bootable with windows 7 pls tellme what to do there are many ways given to make harddisk bootable but its for complete harddisk not for selected partition.

A:Make Usb hard drive Bootable

Hello arpitsaxena007, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you are trying to make a Windows Operating System boot independently from USB connected Hard Disk Drive, it's not possible at all.

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Hello

Can you make a Slave Drive bootable? I want to install a slave drive with a different O.S. on my computer. I now you can have two OS on the same hard Drive with different Partitions but I don't now if you can have two different hard Drives with one different O.S. on each drive.

If so how can I do that.
Than you for your time and knowledge
ingrid466
 

A:Can you make a Slave Drive bootable?

I think that depends on your BIOS. If it lists IDE0 to IDE3 etc then you are in.

You are going to need a bootloader to handle the 2 systems or do it the long way by switching with the BIOS.

What is the objection of putting them together in the same disk with different partitions?

I run a disk with 43 partitions and 29 of them are filled.
 

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Hi

I have been trying to solve the following problem for a few days now but I am finding it difficult to find the answer.

When I installed windows 7 64 Ultimate I set up a multiboot machine from within Vista, I installed windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives (one HD per OS). The boot menu is on the Vista drive. All drives are SATA.

I soon formatted the Ubuntu drive and removed the option to boot to it.

My Vista OS no longer boots, it just hangs whilst loading so I want to format that drive now and just use Windows 7. However, I have tried removing all the hard drives apart from the windows 7 one and I find that this will not boot.

I would like to make the windows 7 drive bootable but I am not sure how to do this.

I have tried removing all the HD’s apart from the none booting windows 7 HD and putting in the Windows 7 disk and carrying out the option to repair start up (not sure exactly what this was called) several times but this does not make any difference. It just prompts me to restart the machine and boots again from the DVD.

Sorry if this has been asked before, if it has perhaps someone could point me in the direction to the thread.
Kind regards
Martin

A:Make Windows 7 Bootable Drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sandriderman


Hi

I have been trying to solve the following problem for a few days now but I am finding it difficult to find the answer.

When I installed windows 7 64 Ultimate I set up a multiboot machine from within Vista, I installed windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate hard drives (one HD per OS). The boot menu is on the Vista drive. All drives are SATA.

I soon formatted the Ubuntu drive and removed the option to boot to it.

My Vista OS no longer boots, it just hangs whilst loading so I want to format that drive now and just use Windows 7. However, I have tried removing all the hard drives apart from the windows 7 one and I find that this will not boot.

I would like to make the windows 7 drive bootable but I am not sure how to do this.

I have tried removing all the HD?s apart from the none booting windows 7 HD and putting in the Windows 7 disk and carrying out the option to repair start up (not sure exactly what this was called) several times but this does not make any difference. It just prompts me to restart the machine and boots again from the DVD.

Sorry if this has been asked before, if it has perhaps someone could point me in the direction to the thread.
Kind regards
Martin



Martin hi and welcome
I assume the order was vista, Ubuntu, and win 7. Some of the boot files in win 7 were installed either in vista, or ubuntu. TYhere was (and might still be) a hidden folder cal... Read more

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HI,
I just formatted my hard drive using the windows explorers after mounting it as slave on another computer. When I took back the formatted hard drive to its maching to reinstalle the OS the machine could no longer recognise the HDD as a bootable media. Is there a way to make this HDD bootable again. Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Make My Hard Drive Bootable

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I have an old Dell E6500 laptop I want to setup Windows XP on it. The hard drive has been formated and has the XP setup files on it but I can not get it to boot. How can I get the hard drive to boot so I can run the setup.
 

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I have a Windows XP hard drive saved from my damaged laptop computer. It is an IDE drive, and my desktop computer does not have an IDE interface. My desktop computer runs on linux most of the time, occasionally Vista Basic. Is there any way I can make a bootable WinXP CD or DVD from my old hard drive? I currently have a small case with a USB interface to connect the old hard drive to my computer, and I can access files from it with no problems. Unfortunately, my desktop BIOS does not seem to have a way to boot from a USB drive.
 

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Hello,

I can't find a blank floppy disc to save my life!
Can I just make one of my DVDRW drives bootable?
If so, HOW?
I'm sure this is possible but is there a down side or a reason not to do it?
I'm considering updating my BIOS by using a bootable CDR.

fmg

A:I want to make my DVDRW drive bootable

Your system should already be capable of booting from the optical drive(s). The trick is that the cd must be bootable, as a system disk is. This does not sound to be a very old computer, why do you need to update the bios in the frst place? Are you having issues that you feel a bios update will alleviate?

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Any program for that? I remember there was one what had ISO something in title but forgot the name, and there are a million software with ISO in the title.
I need a program that will allow me to make a bootable ISO ino my flash drive.
Thanks!
 

A:Make bootable ISO into USB flash drive?

Hi,
For Linux (eg Ubuntu etc) guide here:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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Is it possible to install Windows Vista (or any Windows) to an external flash drive?
 
This is just a contingency, in case of emergency. If my computer fails, I want to boot up from the flash drive to diagnose the problem.

A:Make a bootable external flash drive?

I think the easiest would be to download Hiren's CD iso and use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive.  Parted Magic is based on linux and is also a good diagnostic tool. I linked to the last free version. Here is the website.

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Can someone please tell me an EASY way to copy my hard drive to a bootable CD? I think the HDD I have now is dying, and I would like to have a hard drive I can just pop in which has all the information I have now. I have heard horror stories about Norton Ghost, so I'm hesitant there. I also bought a product called Drivecopy...BEFORE I learned that it is not compatible with XP Pro. Ghost and Drivecopy are both PowerQuest products. Hmmm. I have been told that if you simply copy one drive to another it will not be bootable because of some hidden/missing files that Windows uses. I have also heard that most products which are SUPPOSED to do what I want will only work on drives the exact same size and will duplicate my smaller partition if I go to a larger drive. There MUST be an easy way, but I'm stumped.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Need To Make A Bootable CD Of Hard Drive Copy

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I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???

A:Seagate Ext USB Hard Drive -How to make bootable?

  
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I'm sure this has been kicked to pieces.. How do I make my usb-connected hard drive bootable? or what is the BEST way, so that it would be useful to both 64-bit and 32-bit systems???



Win7 will not install & boot from a USB external HD. You would have to partition an internal HD with the other version you want to dual boot. See our tutorials section.

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Hi, I do fresh install of Windows on a regular basis and I recently wanted to start using usb flash drive for it instead of CD-ROM. I used the software Rufus for setting up the flash drive with windows 7 All in One and I am having different errors all the time (I will write the exact error messages a next time). I have also used different Windows iso of non-all-in-one and still have errors most of the time; sometimes I get the install working though.

My question: What is the best way to add Windows 7 AIO or normal version into a thumb drive that will work almost all the time? I have tried different thing so far with deceiving result.

This is really important for me as I do this often and its really faster with thumb drive and I really wish I can get to make it work as it should.

I have also tried that method of removing the flash drive and restarting the installation but that doesnt work, exept one time.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Also if you guys understand what are the reasons for having those errors appear everytime I try to install Windows on an hard drive, that would be appreciated if you can share some infos with me.

Thank you very much

A:What is the way to make windows 7 bootable in a usb flash drive?

I have never had a problem with it.

Might your flash drive, or usb port.

"doesn't work" isn't a great help. What doesn't work? How far does it get? Any error messages?

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Computers used for the job:
Laptop with Windows XP Home sp3.
Laptop with Windows XP Pro. sp2.

Softwares used:
Win setup from USB
USBXP
Win to flash

Installation disk:
Windows XP Professional

USB flash drives used:
Adata G08G 8GB
Adata c906 16GB
Pretec 8GB
Imation 4GB

Have tried close to 100 times and all failed.
Sometimes failed at formating the flash drive.
Othertimes failed at installing the OS from the flash drive, saying, "... cannot find the files of Windows ...."

Does anybody have successful experiences and like to share?

Thank you!

A:How to make a successful bootable USB flash drive?

Hi first I have to ask is the computer able to boot from usb,did you need to add a sata\raid driver, this is one method Illustrated walk-through: Creating a bootable USB flash drive for Windows XP | TechRepublic

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Greetings

I have a .dmg file which I want to mount on a DVD or USB drive. I do not own a Mac, nor do I have access to a friend's mac. So I need a way to make a bootable drive from my .dmg in windows.

A:[SOLVED] How to make a bootable drive from .dmg in windows 7?

You can open a .dmg file with WinRar extract the files and then burn them to a DVD or save them to a USB drive.

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I just recently bought a new motherboard (old one died), and didn't realize that it had no IDE port on it for easy Win7 re-installation (my only available dvd drive is still IDE). After trying to find a friend with one, I ended up trying to make a bootable thumb drive using the Windows 7 bootable USB drive utility and my father's computer, and every single time I've tried to do it, it gives an error right at the end about bootsect.exe saying it isn't bootable. Any suggestions?

Asus P5QL-VM, Intel Core 2 Duo q9300, 4gb (2x2gb) ram, seagate SATA hard drive of some sort, GEForce 9800GTX+ gpu.

A:Unable to make thumb drive bootable

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaljaen


I just recently bought a new motherboard (old one died), and didn't realize that it had no IDE port on it for easy Win7 re-installation (my only available dvd drive is still IDE). After trying to find a friend with one, I ended up trying to make a bootable thumb drive using the Windows 7 bootable USB drive utility and my father's computer, and every single time I've tried to do it, it gives an error right at the end about bootsect.exe saying it isn't bootable. Any suggestions?

Asus P5QL-VM, Intel Core 2 Duo q9300, 4gb (2x2gb) ram, seagate SATA hard drive of some sort, GEForce 9800GTX+ gpu.



Hi Kaliaen,
Assuming that you already formatted your flash drive, it is set as "active",
you'll need to use either powerISO or similar program for copying boot files or use the bootsect utility that comes on the Windows 7 disk to make the flash drive bootable.
Open command promt:
Insert your Windows 7 DVD into your drive.
Change directory to the DVD?s boot directory where bootsect lives:
d:
cd d:\boot
Use bootsect to set the USB as a bootable NTFS drive prepared for a Win 7 image. I?m assuming that your USB flash drive has been labeled disk G:\ by the computer:
bootsect /nt60 g:
The easiest way is to use Windows explorer to copy all of the files on your DVD on to the formatted flash drive. After you?ve copied all of the files the disk you are ready to go.
Never had an issue using this method.
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Hello.

I'm trying to make an external hard drive bootable without losing any data that's already stored on it, if possible and use it to install Windows 7 on my computer, I'm currently running XP. Thanks!

A:trying to make an external hard drive bootable

What, no one knows how?

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Pardon me for asking. I know it seems like an elementary question; but, I've never made a bootable CD of my own without using the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive as the source for my boot files.

In particular, I need to know how I can make a floppy disk image without a floppy drive present, then use that image to create a bootable CD containing whatever else I want to put on the CD.

(I managed to order a custom-built Compaq laptop computer without a floppy disk drive. Now I'm kicking myself in the butt for doing such a stupid thing. I learned today it cannot be retrofitted with an internal floppy drive and I don't want to have to carry around an extra USB floppy drive.)
 

A:How do I make a bootable CD with no floppy drive present?

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i tried putting all the files on to the usb drive however, the system doesnt boot from the usb drive! how do i make it so its bootable. thanks in advance

A:How do you make a USB drive bootable so I can load W7 on a netbook?

Install Windows 7 on Asus Eee PC 900! ? multimolti’s Techblog

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I am adding an additional used hard drive to my new system. This disk has Win7-32 on it that I plan to eventually reformat. After installing this disk in my new Win7-64 PC it starts as a dual boot. "Windows 7" or "Windows 7". Neither will boot. Unplugging that drive, it starts fine. I'd rather not format this drive yet unless I have to. What are my options?

A:How do I make a Win7 hard drive NOT bootable?

So if both drives attached you see a boot menu with 2 boot options?
If you detach one of them it boot fine (from the other one).

Attach the old none working disk only. Or attach both.
Boot from win7 system repair disk or win7 install dvd. Then do Partition - Mark as Inactive
Mark all volumes inactive on NON BOOTING disk only! To find correct volumes.... check the size of volume. Does it boot now?

Both are sata drives? Can you swap the sata cables, so working one is tried first

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hi guys, i have been locked out of my bios for a while now. found a tool to unlock it but i need to boot into usb but i can't. someone suggested i create a dos bootable drive, replace my current hdd with so that i can boot into dos and use da tool from
there. so how do i install dos on a new hard drive or make it dos bootable?

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Hi HP technicians! I am a HP Z230 Tower Workstation user from China! First please forgive my poor English. I am meeting the same issue you menthioned above. I have tried a Z turbo drive G1(Samsung XP941 MZHPU256HCGL-000H1) and Z turbo drive G2 AHCI(Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL-000H1). Both of them could be detected on bios and bootable. Now i am eager to running a G2 256GB or 512GB Nvme version on my mechine. I have found it could not be detected on bios but could be seen in the windows installation steps or made as a secondary disk running in windows. Here I wanna know how you could help me slove the problem in oder to i can use a Nvme Z turbo drive G2 SSD as a bootablb one for my primary disk. Need i change some configuration or settings for making it bootalbe or will HP give out the solution for this issue? Regards! Stein

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Hi guys

I was wondering where I can find info on making a bootable flash drive so I can run varois diagnostic tools such as memtest86, hdd diag tools, linux live, and erd's. I don't have alot of blank cd's as they go fast around here but I have two flash drives that would work. I keep the files in iso format and use them when I need to help a friend fix thier computer. I have two pc's I use when I need to do pc repairs one vista HP 32 desk top and one win7 HP 64 laptop I use when I make house calls. How do I set up the flash drive? And can I use 7zip to extract the iso files to the flash drive and still have it boot?

A:How to make a bootable flash drive in Vista/Win7

see the following

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

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I used Macrium to make a system image of my existing drive onto a new hard drive and I made the system rescue boot disk too. (HP all-in-one desktop)

I'm not certain about the next step. Do I just replace the old drive with the new one and boot up? It is a system image, so why not? What is boot disk for?

A:Does my system image to a new hard drive make it bootable?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by drezzle


I used Macrium to make a system image of my existing drive onto a new hard drive and I made the system rescue boot disk too. (HP all-in-one desktop)

I'm not certain about the next step. Do I just replace the old drive with the new one and boot up? It is a system image, so why not? What is boot disk for?


That should work fine.

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Hi,

I am trying to find out what files need to be put on to a hard drive,
in order that the PC will boot from it.

I am not trying to find out how to alter the 'boot order'

The PC first tries to boot from the floppy.
Thats ok, its supposed to.
The floppy is broken,
thats ok cos then it tries to boot from the CD,
If there was a bootable CD in there it might do that.
Then it tries to boot from the hard drive.

Thats ok, thats what we want it to do.

But the hard drive has been formatted, (FAT 32)
so there are no files on it, at least not the ones its looking for.

We have put the 98 cabs on the hard drive,
but it wont boot from the 98 cabs.

It wants the appropriate boot files on the hard drive
in order to boot (i think)

But i don't know what they are.
And i have a feeling they might have to go in the right place,
but i am not sure about that.

This is pretty basic stuff, boot from hard drive.

So can i find out what files it wants ... dunno where to start
tried google, got swamped with stuff about boot disks.
The floppy unit is broken.

Any help appreciated,

John
 

A:What files are needed to make a hard drive bootable ?

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I have a Dell Precision 7510. I would like to add the Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD to this. I already have a hard drive in the system. How do I make the SSD the bootable drive. I have downloaded the Dell Windows Recovery Image. I have WIndows 10 Pro.
Here are my questions:
1.Does the recovery image also include all the drivers required?2. How do I make the m.2  SSD the boot drive.
Thanks.

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Hi there, so i just picked up a Flash drive and i know your able to make a bootable windows on it for up to 2GB due to the Fat-16 File format.

What im trying to find out if theres a way to make a 16GB bootable or is it possible to make a 2GB Fat-16 file format for the booting option then install programs, games, files and documents in a NTFS and store everything on the rest of the 14GB.

Any information would be great thanks.
 

A:Anyway to make a 16GB Flash Drive into bootable windows?

Hi,
I think this article might be of help. I've not tried this myself by the way, but it does seem that it's possible:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-pocket,1113.html

Richard.
 

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Desktop runs Win7 (64bit) Laptop runs XP (32 bit)

I have programs on my laptop that I want to be able to run on my desktop. Programs that I no longer have install information/CD keys for.

I have no trouble making partitions. A 'clean' install of XP onto the partition allows me to dual boot flawlessly using EasyBCD.

What i *want* to do is be able to 'clone' my XP drive to the partition to be able to run those programs.

I've exhausted myself searching over and over again, and haven't come up with a way to do this, and every way that I have tried has failed. Is this idea of mine even possible? Any and all advice would be welcome.

A:How do make Win7/XP dual bootable with cloned XP drive

You will need to buy a WinXP COA key.
After cloning, do a Repair install of Win XP.


XP Repair Install

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Hello all. I have a technical background (hardware control systems), but am by no means a threat to any IT guy who actually understands DOS (Greek), or different OS platforms. In that regard, I will claim ignorance with a smidgen of knowledge---just so you know who you are dealing with and will correspondingly, dumb down your answers to my level (slightly smarter than a pile of rocks when it comes to absorbing this type of information).

I have a Dell GX630, 3.2 GHz computer with Windows XP Pro SP3 that is replacing my older 700MHz machine. I have painfully copied all programs, files, and added the peripheral hardware (printer, scanner, modems) to make this a duplicate replacement computer system with an addition monitor.

I have read all the posts for making a bootable flash drive (stick) and made both a Hirens bootable stick (three different sticks, Sandisk 4GB, Kingston 1 GB, and a generic 16GB) and a BartPE bootable CD disk?.my eyes bled, and the hammering base drum in my head has subsided. I?m Scotch/Irish/German with no desire to conquer the world, drink every Pub dry, and do it for little or no money, but I am stubborn, hard-headed, and tenacious to a fault.

My goal is to make a stand-a-lone Seagate FreeAgent USB (self powered) external drive, a working replacement "main drive (0)" for my computer with it?s own operating system
(XP Pro SP3). I used the Seagate software to clone the C SATA drive to this USB drive (NTFS). The reality is to have a cloned... Read more

A:Can you make an external USB hard drive, bootable and use as a Primary Drive

Hi

not sure what you are trying to acheive, from what ive read you cant get windows to boot from an exteranl usb hdd no matter what you do.

if its just for disaster recovery then do what i do.

you can ,make flash sticks bootable but i never could make a HDD bootable using windows, so i took the drive out of the enclosure and put it in my laptop, i booted from a win98 cd and fdisked and formatted the drive then sys'd it to make it bootable, i copied ghost onto it and wrote a small autoexec.bat file to set ghost running at boot up.

i then booted from it with it plugged into the laptop and ran a disk clone to a file onto the USB HDD.

when i want to restore it i just image the drive in from the USB HDD and im done.
 

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I was just copying files right from my c drive (which contains 2 defunct windows folders that the pc doesnt use.. I had no clue what i was attempting to do years ago with this install.) onto my e drive which is the primary drive. i am going to reformat the c drive to install windows 7.

Now what happened is that i went to disconnect the one drive to make 100% certain the windows folders on c are not in use (im sure theyre not since they havent been modified in years) but ran into an error on bootup where the system couldnt find the file ntldr. I had to burn this fix from my laptop onto a dvd and then run that and it fixed it. What happened was that in the root c drive folder was the ntldr file (and a few others apparently) that i moved into a folder on my e drive in my attempts to preserve everything from the c drive for after i format it.. I moved all those little files back to the root c drive. I checked in the root e folder and those files arent there. I was expecting there to be copies of them at least.

I then copied those files from the c: root dir to the E: root dir. I then unplugged c and booted and i get the "error loading os" or "os not found" i forget the exact error message... This may have something to do with e: being a SATA drive and c: being an IDE drive however.

Anyway, for whatever reason, the pc will not recognize the e drive on the SATA as bootable. I read that if I boot from the xp cd and choose repair on the e drive, it may fix... Read more

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