when I shut down and booted regularly my startup failed..
What operating system are your running from the hard drive? Windows? Win7, Vista, XP ?
You wrote: "I recently created a bootable flash drive with Trinity rescue kit installed on it."
Did you create this immediately prior to the problem, and did you use this same computer to create it?
- It is possible (and I've seen it happen before) that during the creating of this bootable flashdrive, you have inadvertently altered the MBR/partition table on the hard drive and changed the boot flag to a wrong partition.
In order to boot from a flashdrive, did you need to make any changes to the boot order in BIOS Setup Menu, or did you simply use the Boot Menu to choose to boot from the flashdrive.
Are you sure that the system is trying to boot from the hard drive?
When you use the Boot Menu to choose to boot from the hard drive, what happens.
Edited to add:
- Please provide a full description of what you see on-screen.
Ensure that when attempting a normal startup, all flashdrives have been removed from the system!!! Having a flashdrive connected when attempting a normal startup can sometimes cause a problem.Edited to add:
Earlier topic by the OP with relevance booting linux from a flash drive
Edited by AustrAlien, 07 September 2012 - 09:14 PM.