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Windows 7: Want to reinstall windows from usb

20 Sep 2010   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Is it the actual stick you've set to boot first in BIOS setup, or a USB option? Because the stick is often listed under HD's.

Try tapping at bootup the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which every computer/mobo has, usually given on first screen. Then look for stick by name, possible under HD's:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

The only method for creating bootable USB stick which always works for me is to load ISO into UltraISO trial version, select Write Image file on Bootable tab, format first then Write.


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20 Sep 2010   #22
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

if anyone ever comes across this topic, because of a u3 removal tool for scandisk fdds

go here !

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/u3/launchpadremoval.exe

the manifacture site is offline (u3)
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20 Sep 2010   #23
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is it the actual stick you've set to boot first in BIOS setup, or a USB option? Because the stick is often listed under HD's.

how do i check this ? The disk shows up onder the boot tap something as: Scandisk usb. will check in a second, when i copied the files to the drive and try another boot :)

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Try tapping at bootup the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which every computer/mobo has, usually given on first screen. Then look for stick by name, possible under HD's:
Asus - F8
HP/Compaq - Esc
Sony - F2
Acer - F2
Gateway - F10
eMachnes - F10
Toshiba - F12
Dell - F12
IBM/Lenovo - the blue Thinkvantage button

You just mean the delete button to enter the bios right ? :)

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The only method for creating bootable USB stick which always works for me is to load ISO into UltraISO trial version, select Write Image file on Bootable tab, format first then Write.
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20 Sep 2010   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

No, I meant use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key listed for your make computer to receive a Boot Menu at bootup, which is easier than entering BIOS.

Then click on the USB stick, which may be on a sub-menu for HD's rather than under USB choices.
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20 Sep 2010   #25
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

Ok what i did:

1: deleted the u3 partition from the usb disk.

2: Checked my bios.... the Stick suddenly was not an option anymore, it disapeared from the boot device menu

3: I checked a tab wich i think showed up the HDD's PLUS the stick was there...

4: disabled it there, but it did not come back in the boot device menu.
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20 Sep 2010   #26
madtownidiot

 

you have to download and run the U3 removal tool to get it to work
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20 Sep 2010   #27
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

gregrocker ! you and google are key :)

i could select it in the boot menu !

it loaded the windows files, and then i got to a blue windows screen... is it normaal that it does nothing there for a long period ? i rebooted because i was to eager to tell you guys the solution ! :) thnx all


my only worry now is that long loading time in the blue windows screen
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20 Sep 2010   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Sometimes it can take a long time at the blue hummingbird screen.

While we wait, have you updated your BIOS version. Did you select AHCI to try install first?

You should probably wipe the HD to get the cleanest install. Try Shift F10 at bootup, then use DISKPART to clean HD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Have you backed up all of your files?
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20 Sep 2010   #29
Predjee

7 64bit
 
 

all went well except for this....

Win7 suddenly does not reconige SB LIVE! 24 soundcard
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20 Sep 2010   #30
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Good work.
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