Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
That is not a message you would expect from win7.
It sounds like there is an attempt to boot from the HD - did you have XP on there before?
If so - there is an issue with your machine booting from usb.
I don't think there is an issue with the machine booting with the USB as I was able to install Ubuntu with a USB as well as gparted but I could be wrong...