I've got a laptop I'm trying to fix. Usually it would be an easy fix, just put my handy Dell cd and reinstall the OS. This isn't possible since the cd/dvd player is broken. So, I tried creating a falcon four bootable usb drive, and that wont boot. It keeps saying "remove all media and restart" no matter what BIOS options I change. I've tried a couple of different methods to get it to boot, and nothing has worked. I've tried different programs to create a MBR for the usb drive, and still nothing.
I also cannot get into startup repair at all. It boots to a login screen with "Other User" but no matter what username/password combo I try it will not allow me to login. I've even taken out the hard drive and put it into an external case and scanned it for viruses, but it still will not load windows or the repair partition. I'm completely stuck as to where to go from here.
Edited by JamesRF, 06 April 2012 - 07:23 PM.