Urgent, receive an Undetermined error while formatting while using Rufus for os 8.1 u

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by wako123, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. wako123

    wako123 MDL Novice

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    I was using Rufus to create a bootable 8.1 Windows OS USB, at the end of the formatting, I kept getting this undetermined error while formatting.

    How do I go about addressing this issue? Your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You could try to only format the usb FAT32 and just extract the iso to it? It will be UEFI and Legacy BIOS bootable.
     
  3. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    Yea, I never use Rufus. Windows has everything you need built right in.
     
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  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    if it has been diskpart clean'ed it wont boot legacy as it would be missing the MBR .. it works if the MBR on usb is still present.
     
  5. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I use diskpart. List disk, select disk #, clean, create part pri, sel part 1, format fs=fat32 quick, assign, active. Then exit diskpart, and just copy files over from image. Boot to thumb drive.
     
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  6. wako123

    wako123 MDL Novice

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    what do u mean by just extract the ISO to it? U mean cut and paste the ISO into the USB straight? And then just start installing on the new com?
     
  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    We all know you are allergic to good SW :D
     
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  8. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Not needed SW, you mean? ;)
     
  9. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Not needed for poor people who install just w10.

    Happen that others have to install anything from hybrid linux images to any win version to some older windows to dos bootable drives, still needed today for many purposes, and rufus does all of them, reliably and with just one or two mouse clicks.


    That said is not the invention of the hot water knowing that any partition is already bootable since nt 3.51
     
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  10. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Not needed for win vista >>> 10. We are in the windows threads.