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Unable to boot from USB drive

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February 22, 2013 12:02:27 PM

Hello,

I tried to install windows 7 form usb and it shows "boot error" at first stage itself, but i can boot other system with same usb and it was even working earlier on my system too. And same happened when i tried windows XP usb booting but when i boot from CD it works. So is this something to do with my hardware like motherboard or bios or any other? Please help me resolve this isuue

Thanks.

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a b $ Windows 7
February 22, 2013 12:11:10 PM

You probably need to change the boot order in your BIOS.
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March 1, 2013 4:11:16 AM

Thanks for the response, but I have already tried that thing and it will go till detecting USB boot. But when it's about to begin installation it gives error.

But if I try form CD/DVD boot it works fine. Still not sure why this is happening, as it was working earlier with same configuration. :( 

One more thing I noticed is power to my USB mouse is intermittent, means for few seconds power to USB mouse will stop and comes back automatically. Does it indicates some problem with on board USB card, if so how can I identify the same, as it works fine with USB keyboard and also I confirmed mouse is not faulty by using it in another system.

Please help.
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a b $ Windows 7
March 1, 2013 12:21:56 PM

If you've got the flash drive in the front panel USB ports, move it to the back panel USB ports. Depending on the USB root hub that the USB port is connecting to, there are differing amounts of power supplied to them, so switching to a different port can get you onto a different USB root hub.
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March 18, 2013 7:19:59 AM

aford10 said:
If you've got the flash drive in the front panel USB ports, move it to the back panel USB ports. Depending on the USB root hub that the USB port is connecting to, there are differing amounts of power supplied to them, so switching to a different port can get you onto a different USB root hub.


I already tried that but didn't make any difference, got the same error. Even tried new USB flash drive but no use. I cross verified whether USB drive working or not by trying to copy some data(both read and write operation) to flash drive in all USB ports and it's working fine. So I am not sure what is the issue causing this boot error. :( 
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a b $ Windows 7
March 18, 2013 9:04:16 AM

There's only a few things it can be. The flash drive may not be setup right, the boot order may be incorrect, or there may be something physically wrong with the hardware.
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July 20, 2013 7:16:10 AM

vighnesh said:
Hello,

I tried to install windows 7 form usb and it shows "boot error" at first stage itself, but i can boot other system with same usb and it was even working earlier on my system too. And same happened when i tried windows XP usb booting but when i boot from CD it works. So is this something to do with my hardware like motherboard or bios or any other? Please help me resolve this isuue

Thanks.



hi vighnesh i m getting the same issue what u have got.Did u find any solution??

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July 20, 2013 7:42:05 AM

Devank P said:
vighnesh said:
Hello,

I tried to install windows 7 form usb and it shows "boot error" at first stage itself, but i can boot other system with same usb and it was even working earlier on my system too. And same happened when i tried windows XP usb booting but when i boot from CD it works. So is this something to do with my hardware like motherboard or bios or any other? Please help me resolve this isuue

Thanks.



hi vighnesh i m getting the same issue what u have got.Did u find any solution??



Hi Devank,

In my case the issue was with USB drive I used, which was USB 3.0 . Eventhough this was working for normal data transfer, it didn't work for booting. But when I tried with other USB 2.0 drives I didn't face any issue and booting was successful. Hope this might be helpful.

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