BOOTING FROM USB FLASH DRIVES

  OCTCORE 22:59 16 Jul 2009
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Having used WIN7 to DISKPART then xcopy files to a usb flash drive, it will not boot.

I think this is the sequence.

After Command/prompt.
DISKPART

LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 1 (USB FLASH DRIVE)4GIG
CLEAN
CREATE PARTION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=FAT32
ASSIGN
Exit DISKPART

XCOPY D:\*.* /S/E/F G:\ Then all files copy to Flash
Boot from flash, generic boot error no OS.
Maybe my USB Flash is a non bootable one!
Regards.

  Technotiger 23:41 16 Jul 2009

If you Google "bootable flash drive" you will see lots of different solutions, I hope this helps.

  Peter 00:03 17 Jul 2009

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When I tried to make a bootable USB Flash Drive, containing Acronis Disk Image 10, for my Advent 4211 Netbook (no CD Drive) I found that it wouldn't work if the bootable partition was larger than about 128 Meg.

You may need to partition the drive to about 100 Meg, load the required software and "waste" the rest of the drives capacity. Alternatively you could try to obtain a 128 Megabyte USB Drive and use that to boot from. Your PC's BOIS settings may also have settings that affect booting from USB devices.

Peter.

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