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Windows 7: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

26 Apr 2009   #40
PundaSmith

Windows 7
 
 

Nope, I used method 2 (manual) and still got the same error. I changed formatted the drive as NFTS and that didn't help either.

The same error:

File: \Boot\Bcd
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I don't really want to give up -- I am checking the error number in google to see if anything comes up, but I would appreciate any thoughts on this

rgds, Punda


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26 Apr 2009   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Punda,

Double check to make sure that you have the USB drive listed first in the boot order in the BIOS. See WARNING box at the top of the tutorial for more on this.

Is this the only partition on the USB key?

If you unplug the USB key and plug it back in, does AutoPlay have the option to run the setup.exe file?
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26 Apr 2009   #42
PundaSmith

Windows 7
 
 

I think the issue is related to my bios.

I plugged the same USB drive into another laptop around, and it booted fine.

So, it must be my system-specific -- as evidenced by a lot of posts on "boot/bcd errors" in google.

Now, I have to figure out what to do. I think it is possible to edit the bcd.exe file, but I am not sure...

if you have any ideas, please let me know.

rgds, Punda
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26 Apr 2009   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What brand and model is your motherboard? Perhaps someone with the same one or similar may know a specific setting in the BIOS for your motherboard that you will need to have set for this.
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26 Apr 2009   #44
PundaSmith

Windows 7
 
 

It is an Asus system with an Asus Motherboard: Further details are below:

BIOS Type: AMI
BIOS Date: February 8th 2006
BIOS ID: 63-0801-000010-00101111-020806-I915M-A0120000
BIOS OEM: BIOS Date: 02/08/06 14:05:10 Ver: 08.00.10 - 0801
Chipset: Intel 2590 rev 4
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Motherboard: W3A


Hope this helps --


Punda
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26 Apr 2009   #45
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You shouldn't have to even go into the bius there to boot from the flash drive. Simply pressing the F8 button right when you first the drives being listed on the first post screen at startup will bring up a boot device menu for choosing floppy, which hard drive or usb flash drive listed by make and model, optical drives.

The Fat volume automatically made on the first attempt as well as reformat to NTFS for the second later both saw working installs. The two file systems worked since you always see the same thing at first being the setup files being copied to the hard drive, intended partition where Windows will be installed.

Here the 7 installer started while being booted in 7 to see one installation go right on without even booting off of the flash drive itself. The installer will see that the system restarted on it's own once all files are copied over.
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07 Jun 2009   #46
mukul

Vista Home Premium 32-bit/ Win7 RC/ Debian Lenny
 
 

Will I lose my usb pen drive or after installation i can reformat and reuse it as a normal usb flash drive?
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07 Jun 2009   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Mukul,

Sure you can format it afterwards and use it as any other flash drive afterwards.

Shawn
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08 Jun 2009   #48
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Some of the more expensive models even have an onboard data backup program that comes to live when simply pressing a button. Once pressed you browse for the files and folders you want backed up.

As far as being reusable after any reformat you know who to ask about some of the reformats on the ones used here! Right Shawn!
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08 Jun 2009   #49
mukul

Vista Home Premium 32-bit/ Win7 RC/ Debian Lenny
 
 

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

Sure you can format it afterwards and use it as any other flash drive afterwards.

Shawn
Thanks for the info.
I finally gave it a go. Did a clean install of Win7 using USB. Took 25 mins including creating the usb boot disk. But I must admit there's a huge diff in boot up time. Win7 boots really fast. In a flash.
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