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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

30 Aug 2011   #200

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

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Hi Brink - many thanks for responding so quickly. Yes, it was an ISO ripped from my W7 disc using ImgBurn, then transferred to USB as per Method One.

I've looked at all the warnings, and can't see why it should be an issue based on any of those. The only thing I haven't done is set my BIOS to recognize "Legacy USB" - I just move it up in the boot priority and it boots fine (I've installed Linux no problems on the same machine in the past via USB).

My next course of actions is:

1) try ripping the ISO with a different program, i.e. ISODisk
2) try to find a friend with a 64 bit machine, and try Method One on that
3) try Method Two on a 64 bit machine, if all else fails
4) mental breakdown

I'll post back here with my findings...

any results? i'm having the same problem... i try to create a 64bit Win7 USB from my XP 32bit System and receive this error:
Files copied successfully. However, we were unable to run bootsect to make the USB device bootable. If you need assistance with the bootsect, please click the "Online Help" link.
does anyone have a solution?

you need a copy of 32 bit bootsect.exe

Run it manually from the command line.

If you have Easybcd installed - it's in the Easybcd bin folder.

You can run it from the Easybcd command console.

command is:

bootsect /nt60 /mbr usbdriveletter:

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #201

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
Unable to create a Boot DIsk on my USB

Ok, I am having a series of problems with my pc right now and I am unable to use my USB thumb drive as a boot disk to install Win 7 on my system. To begin with, My DVD- rom drive isn't burning DVDs anymore (needs to be replaced for sure!).

I followed the steps prescribed here with both the options.
Option 1- Use a Program to Create Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive

I, as suggested in the tutorial, downloaded Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool. Ran the program and selected "USB Devices". But soon after that I got the below error message

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I also tried running the DVD option, the writer showed the status upto 99% after which it threw me an error message. (expected as I know there are issues with my DVD rom drive)

Then, I followed the 2nd Option

Option 2-Manually Create Bootable Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive

The 2nd Option was a bigger failure. As mentioned in the tutorial, I ran the command prompt.
Typed List disk. Enter
Selected my USB Disk by hitting Select DISK 1. Enter
Typed the command "Clean" and got the following error message:

DiskPart has encountered an error: The remote procedure call failed. See the System Event Log for more information.

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Size:  47.4 KB

On further probing I found the following while pulling out the details of the disk.

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Size:  42.9 KB

I am becoming increasingly frustrated because I am unable to use a Bootable disk nor a bootable USB drive for my insanely virus infected PC. Can anyone please help?

I am running a Windows 7 ultimate on my HP dv6900 laptop. The specs are as follows:

Ram size: 3gb RAM
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5750@ 2ghz.
Disk Space- 320 gb.

USB cable used- 8gb ram
Win 7 ISO file size- 3.8gb



My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #202

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

As you are able to get into win 7 - you could try a system restore , or a repair install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #203

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit

Unfortunately I haven't saved a system restore point on my system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Nov 2011   #204

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vivek,

You might see if you may be able to create the bootable USB on another computer to see if you may be able to boot from it on your computer.

Are you not able to boot from a DVD as well, say a retail Windows 7 installation DVD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #205

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit

Hi Brink, yes that's exactly what I am trying to do right now. Unfortunately I am unable to get hold of a system to create a boot disk at this moment. But is there an alternative way to make a bootable USB drive?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #206

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


There doesn't appear to be with your system not able to probably due to the virus.

How about the question above with a DVD?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #207

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit

ah ok! well then I think I will have to wait till I get my hands on a computer that does the job for me!

I will keep you posted! Worst case scenario I will get my DVD rom changed to allow me to boot through the DVD.

Thanks Brink!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2011   #208

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Viv. I look forward to hearing how it went.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2011   #209

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Thanks Brink.

yes I will get a USB Stick then, or ask a friend for one, what is the minimum stick size I will need?
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