Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cannot seem to make this program bootable on my USB drive


25 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7
 
 
Cannot seem to make this program bootable on my USB drive

Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jan 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank View Post
Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!
Install Windows 7 From USB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


25 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank View Post
Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!
Install Windows 7 From USB

Those are instructions that are assuming I have the windows 7 program on disk or available for download, which i don't. They also assume that I use a windows system for the downloading. WHICH I DO NOT! I have only mac rite now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #5

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
tried that last night on my brother's laptop, said the password reset program files were not DOS system files. I'm now on a mac and mac doesn't support that program!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank View Post
Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!
Why not burn the cd110511.iso to a CD and boot from the CD?

If you still want to run it from the USB drive, you may try to create a bootable pendrive with Universal USB installer Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux .

Select Try an unlisted iso from the drop-down box, show it the location of the cd110511.iso, select your pendrive letter, tick format and then create.

Name:  NTPWreset.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  95.9 KB

Hope this helps.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank View Post
Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!
Thesefiles will only work in windows, not mac.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2012   #8

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frankystank View Post
Bought a dell latitude E6520 off craigslist last month for 250. It was like new only I'm locked out of windows because I don't know the password. I looked around and found this program ( Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ) for resetting passwords on windows 7(the operating system of the Dell). Only the instructions on the site are, shall i say, less than adequate for me. It says that after i copy the downloaded files onto the usb, i should download "bootloader" onto the usb from command prompt in windows. Problem is, the only computer i have is my macbook. I was up all night last night (til the sun rose!) on my brother's laptop (Which has windows 7) to try and make the password reset and recovery program bootable. I tried and tried but couldn't do it. Now my brother has left for madison and the only thing i have is my macbook.

I have the files from the site downloaded onto my USB, but they aren't bootable. How can I change that? I wouldn't be asking unless I was at the end of my rope. WHICH I AM!

Please help!
Why not burn the cd110511.iso to a CD and boot from the CD?

If you still want to run it from the USB drive, you may try to create a bootable pendrive with Universal USB installer Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux .

Select Try an unlisted iso from the drop-down box, show it the location of the cd110511.iso, select your pendrive letter, tick format and then create.

Attachment 195055

Hope this helps.
I would burn it to a CD only My CD drive is busted.

My computer reads that program as a text file, I only get computer code when opening it. I'll keep that link on my E-mail just in case I get access to a windows system.

Thanks for trying guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cannot seem to make this program bootable on my USB drive




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Cannot seem to make this program bootable on my USB drive
Thread Forum
trying to make an external hard drive bootable Installation & Setup
How do I make my new hard drive bootable? Installation & Setup
Make Usb hard drive Bootable General Discussion
Make Windows 7 Bootable Drive Installation & Setup
Make drive non-bootable. Hardware & Devices
Seagate Ext USB Hard Drive -How to make bootable? Hardware & Devices
How do I make my new hard drive bootable? Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33