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Need help with boot from usb hard drive

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  • Configuration
  • Computers
  • Hard Drives
  • USB
  • Windows 7
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July 25, 2012 6:46:17 PM

Hi I have 2 computers that I need to format and reinstall windows as I am locked out of them. I have a password recovery tool and and version of windows 7 on my usb hard drive but when I try to boot from the usb hard drive, the computer does nothing. It is not recognize the files or something. I do not have a cd drive on these computers

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a b $ Windows 7
July 25, 2012 6:48:12 PM

You need to set the PC to boot from the USB, IF it has the option in the Bios.

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July 25, 2012 8:05:32 PM

that is what I am saying..I have done that..I got to bios and select usb and it even says my hd 's name
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a b $ Windows 7
August 27, 2012 7:46:07 AM

Sometimes it will only work from one USB slot, but not others. I have seen this before where one seems to be set as a primary, I believe as the main USB is 2.0 while the others are 1.0.

This is something I have had happen before and I am making assumptions here as to the Why but its worth trying it on a different USB socket if you have not already.

Failing that I would suggest your next course of action be to get an external HD enclosure.

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