cant boot of usb stick - netbook?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by deezwho, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. deezwho

    deezwho MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I just bought the n1231 averatec netbook. When I try to boot the windows 7 usb stick I get a drive failure error of some sort... anyone seen this before?
     
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    When is the error exactly
     
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  3. kubato

    kubato MDL Member

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  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, using Ultraiso is lot more better....
     
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  5. deezwho

    deezwho MDL Novice

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    I used the usb stick making tool from microsoft ...

    When I try to boot from usb at the bios startup menu it says:
    "A disk read error occurred
    Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart"


    It's strange because I was able to boot from the stick on my dell laptop no problem.
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Same case seen in a old desktop, may be they are not able to boot from ntfs, better try Ultraiso....
     
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  7. kubato

    kubato MDL Member

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    #7 kubato, Jun 2, 2010
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    Do you have a blank or empty hard drive, it looks to me that during boot, your HD is set to boot before USB or not booting off USB and passing to HD which is giving you the error. Double check your boot order, and or make sure you bios settings have USB storage enabled. F2 or f12 will allow you to select the boot device without changing your bios.
     
  8. deezwho

    deezwho MDL Novice

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    well I couldnt figure it out so I just cloned my XP partition to a new one, then did a clean install over the 2nd partition booted from the cloned xp...
     
  9. ideku

    ideku MDL Novice

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    use blank harddrive as flashdrive then boot on IDE or SATA, if you want to boot from USB please make sure BIOS setting is ready with bootmgr system.
     
  10. goodstone

    goodstone MDL Novice

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    could be locked bios options. Some pc and notebooks has boot options locked so you cannot update o.s.
     
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  11. RCOO

    RCOO MDL Senior Member

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    Check if USB legacy support is enabled.
     
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