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Windows 7: Cannot reinstall Win7 Home 64bit using USB

06 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Cannot reinstall Win7 Home 64bit using USB


I keep getting a black screen with one white dash when i'm reinstalling win7 with my USB.

My laptop is working and booting up fine but I would like to reinstall Win7 Home 64 bit again. I do not have the Windows 7 installation disc so I followed the instructions on the page below to create my bootable USB drive using the WUDT.
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

After creating the USB drive, I restarted my computer, got into my BIOS setting, changed the boot priority to USB first but I kept getting a black screen with one white dash.

I tried buring the ISO file i downloaded from Digital Rivers using UltraISO and I got the same black screen.

When I tried creating a UEFI bootable USB drive using the same image using Rufus following the instructions here:
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

I got the error code 0xc0000225 saying that the disc drive is inaccessible.

I'm using a Sandisk 8gb USB drive: : SanDisk Cruzer 8 GB USB Flash Drive SDCZ36-008G-B35 : Electronics

Also, when I try to run the bootable USB using MobaLiveCD it says that there is an error trying to copy kqemu.sys. Is this information relevant?

What should I do to be able to reinstall win7?

Here are the specifications of my laptop:
Asus K42JK
ASUSTek Computer Inc Motherboard
8gb DDR3 ram
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100
American Megatrends BIOS version 203
Win7 Home Premium 64 bit


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Try Wintobootic

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

And download the iso from here

And I wouldn`t change the boot order in the bios, just use the proper 1 time boot key to boot from the usb flash drive, if not the install will keep starting over and over again from the usb flash drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have successfully reinstalled win7 on my computer using Wintobootic after many unsuccessful attempts at making a bootable USB using WUTD, Rufus, UltraISO etc. Thank you for the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Happy to help

Glad you got it fixed up

Mark the thread solved if you`re good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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