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Windows 7: Device Manager and Administrative Tools do not open

13 May 2012   #41
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Then replace the stick.

The procedure works perfectly.


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13 May 2012   #42
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Then replace the stick.

The procedure works perfectly.
To replace the stick, can i copy paste the contents from this stick to the new one? Or would i need to download the entire thing into the new stick again?
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13 May 2012   #43
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You have to prepare the usb flash device in order to boot. You don't have to download the file again, but you have to follow the instructions to make it boot.
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13 May 2012   #44
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You have to prepare the usb flash device in order to boot. You don't have to download the file again, but you have to follow the instructions to make it boot.
Isnt downloading part of the preparation for boot?

"Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
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The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB."

Do i have to download the 210mb all over in the new pendrive? Or can i just copy paste the contents from the Pen drive which failed to boot, onto the new pen drive i want to test?
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13 May 2012   #45
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try this. Turn off your computer. Insert the USB stick and turn it on. Enter the BIOS and look at the boot device list. If the USB stick is properly formatted and is a valid boot device, you should be able to change the boot order and select the USB stick.
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13 May 2012   #46
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You downloaded the file. Just run it and follow the instructions. There is probably a way to copy the files and prepare the flash drive, but in the time it would take to explain it and have you do it, it would be faster to just let the program download the files again.
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13 May 2012   #47
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
You downloaded the file. Just run it and follow the instructions. There is probably a way to copy the files and prepare the flash drive, but in the time it would take to explain it and have you do it, it would be faster to just let the program download the files again.
Ok ill download them again.

BTW, i tried what you mentioned about booting. USB stick lights up and is recognized by BIOS. I can even set it up as the first boot device in priority (removable device).
But when i boot with that as my first boot ... i get an error saying insert proper boot device and restart or hit enter.

That's when karl suggested that i try it on another USB stick.

So ill put the files for download on the other stick now
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13 May 2012   #48
gregrocker

 

Make sure you have an intact version of latest installer ISO: Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

If stick is not detected then write confirmed ISO to stick using trial version of UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works for me.

Asus mobo one-time BIOS Boot Menu is F8. Stick may be listed under USB, REmovable or even HD's, though you may have to click on choice to expand it.



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13 May 2012   #49
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure you have an intact version of latest installer ISO: Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

If stick is not detected then write confirmed ISO to stick using trial version of UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works for me.

Asus mobo one-time BIOS Boot Menu is F8. Stick may be listed under USB, REmovable or even HD's, though you may have to click on choice to expand it.


Sorry but i am quite confused now.

Am i supposed to make a Win7 bootable USB? Or a WDO bootable USB? Or are they the same thing?
I just followed the procedure mentioned by karl again... this time with the 32bit version.
Results are the same as before.

Cant boot.
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13 May 2012   #50
four321zero

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Then replace the stick.

The procedure works perfectly.
Karl, any clue where the temp files are being saved each time i repeat the procedure? My C Drive seems to be getting full gradually.
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