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Windows 7: win7 USB bootable creation failure

24 Feb 2011   #21

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Maifs,

I'm assuming that you are referring to these tutorials below.

1) Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

2) USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Did you format the USB flash drive with a NTFS file system first instead of the default FAT32?

In addition:
  • You can only create a 64-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is also 64-bit.
  • You can create a 32-bit Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive if your current Windows 7 installation is 32-bit or 64-bit.
Take a look at Shawn's tutorial: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Method Two, Step 7
Replace clean with CLEAN ALL.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2011   #22


Please see the result when i try to make usb bootable from both above mentioned approaches.

win7 USB bootable creation failure-usb-bootable-failure.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2011   #23


Watch this video for another method which also works sometimes when the others won't:

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Feb 2011   #24

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Miss out the bootsect part - it is not necessary.

More interesting is why you are getting an issue with bootsect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Feb 2011   #25


Thanks grogrecker and all others for giving remarkable support.
Problem has been identified. It was caused of corruption windows7 ISO source. WHen i tried to install win7 on my 220 GB Harddisk, it was successfully installed each time but when i tried to make usb bootable from old Windows7 ISO then it was creating problem as i displayed in above snip.
Now USB has been successfully booted by fresh WIndows7 ISO.
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