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Trying to boot from USB stick

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April 4, 2010 9:50:59 PM

my windows vista crashed recently and is what seems beyond repair, any option (safe mode, repiar mode) ends in a blue screen with the following message

" UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME"
stop: 0X000000ED
0X859527D8, 0XC0000185, 0X00000000, 0X00000000

anyway since this laptop doesnt have a CD drive thus nor do i have the originial vista disks that came with the computer, i have taken a windows 7 bootable img, and put it on a flash drive, when i turn the computer on and command it to boot from USB, it shows windows is loading files loading bar, after that the windows logo appears, after that it just stays a blank black screen with a movable cursor.

why cant it properly boot from USB

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April 5, 2010 5:12:36 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Are you sure that the USB is a booteable drive?
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