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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:47 PM

My first inclination is to assume that there is a problem with either the installation of the ISO image to the flash drive.  Do you have another computer you can try this on to see if the results are the same?


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

Yes, sir. A laptop.



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 03:02 PM

See if the laptop opens the installation image.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:23 PM

I am not sure what you mean by that.
If you mean if it loads up on the laptop.
Then yes, it did.
But it says the say things for my desktop.
A device is plugged in and it gives me the success on the command pr promptomt option.

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

If both are throwing the same error message I would be inclined to believe that there was a problem loading the ISO image on the flash drive.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:19 AM

Okay.
That makes sense.
I will try downloading it again.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:33 PM

Sorry for the extremely delayed reply. I was without internet access for a while.

I am trying to redownload the .iso file you had linked but it is no longer downloading. And when trying to navigate through the rest of the forum post that has them listed. It gives me a connection to server error.

 



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Update on my last post.

The rest of the website is working now again. I'm not sure what the problem was.

When I try to download the link for the operating system I have.
It opens up a new window for me (Using Firefox) that says "connecting..." but it never actually opens the download for me.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

I'm using Chrome, and when I go to the website and click on the Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit the download begins immediately.

 

I don't know what you are doing differently, but it isn't a problem with the website.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:56 PM

After I just let the page sit there for a few moments it started the download.

I have redone the USB boot option. And it was giving me the same things as it did last time.
So, I think the problem is something different and not the way the ISO was downloaded.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:43 AM

With all the problems you are experiencing I would suggest that it probably is worth investing in a DVD and create the installation disc.  Either that or try a different flash drive.

 

What is the make and model of this computer?

 

Do you have your important information backed up to a form of removable media?


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:55 AM

I thought about trying a different flash drive. So for the second try, I put it on a 13gb flashdrive.

The computer is a dell, but I am not sure of the model off the top of my head. I am not near the computer at the moment and don't have a way to get there till later.

And I have a small amount backed up. Just not nearly everything important.



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 02:56 PM

Let us know how it is going when you have time to do this.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:59 PM

Okay, I was mistaken earlier.
My cmputer is a gateway and the model is "DX4860-UR32P"
All of the parts are factory defaults.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

In post 27 you posted the following.

 

I thought about trying a different flash drive. So for the second try, I put it on a 13gb flashdrive.

 

Did you try the second flash drive?

 

If so, what were the results?

 

If the flash drive has a similar problem to first drive I would suggest purchasing a DVD and create the installation disc.

 

The easiest way to get around this problem may be to us the System Recovery to reinstall the operating system.  This is why I was asking about your data being backed up.

 

If you have the user manual you will find the instructions for this on page 48.

 

If you don't have the user manual you can download it at Gateway Downloads.  Just add the information requested to access the proper manual.


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