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Creating a bootable USB drive for a netbook.

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
January 2, 2010 10:06:40 PM

Hello all. I have finally been asked by a friend to work on a netbook without a CD-ROM. I keep getting the famous irql_not_less_or_equal BSOD and I suspect it is either her RAM or HD. Normally I run memtest or spinrite to determine what the problem is but I dont know how to get either of these programs to boot from a USB drive. I have the BIOS set to boot from the USB drive but nothing happens. Any tips or tutorials you can suggest to help me out? Thanks in advance! :pt1cable: 
a c 572 D Laptop
January 3, 2010 6:12:07 PM

What type of USB driver are you trying to boot? External hard drive? USB thumb drive?
Know which drivers you'll need to include?
Give this site a look:
Have you checked the Manufacturer's website & support forums for tips?
January 3, 2010 10:40:56 PM

Ideally what I would like is something like a boot loader that would ask me which program I want to boot off of the drive. Similar to when you have multiple OSs and can boot from your choosing at start-up. I would like to create a boot-able Flash drive with Spinrite and Memtest for now. Adding any other down the road that I might need.