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Cant install windows from a USB drive.

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So I finally finished building my computer today, I am using a Gigabyte p67a-ud3-b3 mobo with an i5 2500k processor and a 650w power supply. Everything seemed to be going fine, I went into the BIOS and set the boot priority to USB since I planned on using a USB to install windows 7 since my disc drive was IDE/PATA which wont work with my mobo. Anyway, I also set under "first boot device" USB-HDD, anyway, whenever I boot with the USB plugged in, it just said Loading operating system.... And then it says disk reading error. I used Microsoft's bootable USB tool which extracted the ISO to the usb drive. Currently I am doing it the manual way since the tool didn't work obviously, I used Diskpart in cmd to format and put the boot files and setup on the USb drive. Sorry if this is hard to understand its just that im in a hurry and kind of panicky because I spent 1000 dollars on these parts and had to do returns multiple times. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by eagle982 View Post

So I finally finished building my computer today, I am using a Gigabyte p67a-ud3-b3 mobo with an i5 2500k processor and a 650w power supply. Everything seemed to be going fine, I went into the BIOS and set the boot priority to USB since I planned on using a USB to install windows 7 since my disc drive was IDE/PATA which wont work with my mobo. Anyway, I also set under "first boot device" USB-HDD, anyway, whenever I boot with the USB plugged in, it just said Loading operating system.... And then it says disk reading error. I used Microsoft's bootable USB tool which extracted the ISO to the usb drive. Currently I am doing it the manual way since the tool didn't work obviously, I used Diskpart in cmd to format and put the boot files and setup on the USb drive. Sorry if this is hard to understand its just that im in a hurry and kind of panicky because I spent 1000 dollars on these parts and had to do returns multiple times. Any help would be much appreciated.

You may also want to see this thread for your installation.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

Here is a video of me setting it up in diskpart. You shouldn't have an issue.
post #3 of 10
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Im following those instructions right now, but are you sure its fat32 and not ntfs?
post #4 of 10
Yes FAT32
post #5 of 10
Yep, it can actually be either. But i set FAT32 b/c if you wanted to do another step after and install on a GPT disk you need it to be FAT32 for the UEFI to recognize the USB installer, but I have another video for that. lol
post #6 of 10
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It worked perfectly thanks a bunch!!!
One problem though, whenever I try to delete the files off the USB drive I get an error.
"you need permission from everyone to delete these files." O.o
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Originally Posted by eagle982 View Post

It worked perfectly thanks a bunch!!!
One problem though, whenever I try to delete the files off the USB drive I get an error.
"you need permission from everyone to delete these files." O.o

Can you just format it again?

Or you can rightclick it, go to security, then edit..., then check off everything for full control.
post #8 of 10
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It would seem that the computer sees it as a BD Rom and not removable media. It's giving it similar properties to that of a disc. Even though its a 3.8gb drive, it says 0 of 3.13 gb free. (3.13 gb are the win 7 files.) I can't reformat it either, not even with CMD. Was the drive permanently formatted and am I down 15 bucks now?
post #9 of 10
not it isn't. did you try the diskpart clean command?

try this: http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197

restart teh PC yet? LOL boot into safe mode?

Or unassign the usb in disk management. then try after you reassign it a different drive letter


Worse comes, then use a bootable linux iso and boot on that and format it from there. I like parted magic.
Edited by Sean Webster - 1/4/12 at 8:16pm
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You don't understand. I can't put anything on this or remove anything. It has attained the properties of an RW disc.
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