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Windows 7: Problems booting from my win7 usb drive

28 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Problems booting from my win7 usb drive

So a couple of nights ago i created a boot able win 7 drive. I am pretty positive it works and it is not the issue with the problem i am having but you never know right? Anyways i plug in the usb to my other computer,the on im installing windows 7 on and i go through the bios during startup and i look to set my usb as the first boot priority. As i am looking through the opeions i have 4 to choose from,

So i just thought to myself,"well i guess ill try all of them one at a time". So i proceed to set the first one as "USB-FDD" second to "USB-CDROM" so on and so forth. after i save and exit my bios setup i press F12 to go to my boot menu. I then select the 1st USB option,(see list above) and let it boot. after it says "verifying DMI pool data or something of that sort it comes up with the error message "missing BMR-Helper". So i thoguht it was just that error and i do my research to see what i could do to fix it,(that is also another one of my problems i would like to seek help on). So after a while i go into my bios to just make sure my HDD i have in my computer wasnt recognizable just so i could focus on what kind of errors the usb drive gave. And after i went in the bios and made it unrecognized then exited bios, it had said no devices are detected. So no i have ANOTHER problem,i can not seem to get my computer to find my usb drive. I will include some of the computer specs i can make out,because well im not exactly a computer wizzard. Thank you to everyone who tries to help me,any help is appreciated! Thank you!

Motherboard-Intel Gigabyte Dual Bios
and well i think that may be the only thing you need,but im probably wrong.

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28 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Look under the list of Hard drives in the BIOS. Usually the USB drive will be listed there.
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28 Sep 2014   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Most likely under USB-HDD.
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28 Sep 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I will go see if i can locate it.
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28 Sep 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok so here is the update. I managed to get it to find my usb,it recognizes it and everything. Now the only thing different that happened is when i pressed F12 to go to my boot menu i pressed the USB-HDD option and it went throught the usual steps. The onyl thing different was when it said "verifying DMI pool dat" it had a lot of periods after with the following message "Update Success" followed by the dreadful "Missing MBR-Helper". Could anyone just please help me solve the MBR-Helper issue?
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28 Sep 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP


The stick isn't booting.

Use the latest official Win7 ISO for your licensed version written to stick with tool also provided from Steps 1 and 2 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If that fails to boot then work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums
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