Blocked From Using Hiren's Boot CD By Strike F1 Error

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  1. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity MDL Novice

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    I have used Hiren's Boot CD a great deal, but now I am unable to. Whenever I click Enter on USB Flash Device in the menu, instead of opening up Hiren's Boot CD, it is giving me the message:




    When I strike F1, it just repeats the same message ad infinitum.

    I have Hiren's on a 4GB flash drive. (My old computer won't let me boot from CD or DVD.)

    As for the context of this, I have replaced an old hard drive that was clearly on its way to failure with a larger unused IDE drive. The BIOS seems to recognize that there is a new hard drive, but elsewhere I see non-recognition, including within MiniXP on Hiren's before this error shut down my access to Hiren's.



    Computer: Dell System B3 Desktop
    CPU: Intel Pentium 4-2667 (Northwood, D1)
    2666 MHz (20.00x133.3) @ 2657 MHz (20.00x132.9)
    Motherboard: DELL 0G1548
    Chipset: Intel 845GEV (Brookdale-GEV) + ICH4
    Memory: 2048 MBytes @ 166 MHz, 2.5-3-3-7
    - 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
    Graphics: Intel 82845G/GL/GV Graphics Controller [DELL]
    Intel i845G(L) Integrated, 64 MB
    Old Drive: ST380011A, 78.1 GB, E-IDE (ATA-6)
    New Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE (WD2500JB) 250GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM ATA100
    Drive: HGST HTS545050A7E380, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s <-> USB
    Drive: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S, CD-R Writer
    Sound: Creative Technology SB Live! Series Audio Processor
    Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC [A/B/C]
    Network: Broadcom 4401 10/100 Integrated Controller
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Build 2600 SP3
    Antivirus : Advanced System Care Ultimate (Bitdefender engine)
    Firewall: Windows Firewall
     
  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #2 tonto11, Dec 16, 2015
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    Try the flash drive on another computer to see if it lost it's boot
    alternatively download hiren again burn another flash drive and try that

    You might want to look whether this motherboard is afflicted with the 137gb max bios
    Dell D610s from 2005 have this.
    pull the hard drive and see if the flash will boot then.
    I got around the limit by creating a primary partition of 120gb which the bios sees on booting and is happy
    once you load an operating system it can see the rest of the drive

    but you really have to get hiren running first before you can play with it.

    ...T
     
  3. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity MDL Novice

    May 26, 2014
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    Thank you. I just now turned the Cable Select jumper upside down from what it had been, and maybe for that reason and maybe not, I was able to boot into Hiren's this time.

    Thank you for mentioning the 137gb max bios problem. I think that may well have something to do with this. I don't know how I'm going to be able to partition this hard drive. Last time I was in MiniXP, neither Windows Explorer nor Macrium Reflect recognized the new hard drive.
     
  4. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity MDL Novice

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    I have finally gotten my computer to recognize the new hard drive. My dilemma is that I have not been able to populate my new hard drive with the old hard drive's image because now my computer will only let me boot into USB drive when I take my hard drive out. It did let me boot to USB drive with the previous hard drive in.
     
  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  6. conceptualclarity

    conceptualclarity MDL Novice

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    Thank you very much, pisthai. In mine the HDD cable attaches only to the hard drive and not to the CD Rom drive.
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Still: Do NOT use mixed modes!! Means, don't use CS (Cable Select) on one Cable and MS or SL on the other, that may results in problems! Also, it's not recommended to use 40 Conductor Cable for one slot and 80 Conductor cable for the other, both should be the same type!

    Never forget: A computer isn't intelligent, that machine do only what it get 'told'!!
     
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