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Booting problems (previously Win XP computer)


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#1 brandontech4294

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:32 PM

I AM VERY SORRY IF THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT POSTING AREA, I didn't know where to put it.

Trying to boot from a (fully functioning and working USB drive), Has win7 on it.

Problem: Won't boot from USB (or setup to boot from USB is not working or incorrect on my part)

First Boot Device: [USB-ZIP]
I keep running into the error: a disk read error occurred (press ctrl-alt-del to restart), however, if I startup without usb it prompts me to insert the CD and press enter (still wont work)

I have some pictures attached at the bottom.

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Edited by hamluis, 27 December 2013 - 03:14 PM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 05:57 PM

I have that problem because it is looking for a USB ZIP drive and not a flash drive. I believe your BIOS is too old to boot to a USB flash drive so you have to create a Boot CD with a boot manager called PLOP. Burn the iso file with a burning software like IMGburn or somthing that can burn an iso file. Attach your flash drive and boot with the PLOP CD. You will see a boot manager. Use the arrow keys to scroll down to USB, hit enter. It should find your attached USB flash drive and boot if you have correctly installed WIN7 as bootable on your flash drive. Doing this I was able to boot from a USB flash drive from a BIOS that has no USB flash drive support.

 

You want to download the 5.0.14 zip file  and extract the iso file. You can find out more reading the documentation.

 

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagers.html


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 December 2013 - 05:58 PM.





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