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Windows 7: usb booting


09 Sep 2010   #1

 
 
usb booting

Hi, i followed the guide to set my usb drive to boot windows 7 ,below.
All goes well until select partition 3 in my case.
I get an error saying no partition selected?Any one an idea as to why it sees the partition in List Disk but not when i get to the part select partition 3?





DISKPART and hit enter.
LIST DISK and hit enter.
Once you enter the LIST DISK command, it will show the disk number of your USB drive. In the below image my USB drive disk no is Disk 1.

4. In this step you need to enter all the below commands one by one and hit enter. As these commands are self explanatory, you can easily guess what these commands do.
SELECT DISK 1 (Replace DISK 1 with your disk number)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT FS=NTFS
(Format process may take few seconds)
ASSIGN
EXIT


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09 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mcgoo, welcome to Seven Forums!




But the partition in the commands is not #3 it's Disk1 partition1; correct?
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09 Sep 2010   #3

 
 

No,my usb drive is partition3,so i would enter 3 as 1 is another drive.

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09 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Try diskpart, list volume.
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09 Sep 2010   #5

 
 

I tried as you suggested and list volume says usb drive unusable and it wont format>

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09 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgoo View Post
No,my usb drive is partition3,so i would enter 3 as 1 is another drive.



According to this Disk 3 is the USB and it being the last to be created there's no way it could be partition 3 as the least it could be is partition 4.
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09 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Your USB drive is listed as Disk 3. So, instead of entering Select Disk 1, you would enter Select Disk 3.

I take it that you are wanting to create a bootable USB drive to make the reinstallation of Windows 7 easier. See USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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09 Sep 2010   #8

 
 

Yes as i said thats what i did!1


Hi, i followed the guide to set my usb drive to boot windows 7 ,below.
All goes well until select partition 3 in my case.
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09 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Are you getting stuck at Steps 5 & 6 of the Tutorial?

You don't enter Select Partition 3 to select your USB drive, rather you enter Select Disk 3.
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09 Sep 2010   #10

 
 

Ok.i think i did that but wrongly said partition3.I will try again and see what happens.

I have been doing it correctly but get to select partition 3,the get this error

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