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When booting a USB Flash Drive, I get a Flashing white line.

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I am trying to install windows 7 VIA USB Flash drive, since this computers dvd drive is bad and cant read dvds. So im resorting to installing VIA USB flash drive.

I have a USB Microcenter 15gb flash drive that I have set up for booting into windows 7 install. However when trying to boot from it, I am receiving a black screen with a flashing white line at the top left.

I know this computer supports USB booting. Here is what I have done so far.

Set the USB Function for DOS from Disabled to Enabled
Set the Thumbdrive for DOS from Disabled To Enabled
Change the First Boot device to USB HDD AND USB RMD-FDD
Manually tried booting from it by selecting it off boot menu using F8
Different USB ports
And obviously tried testing it on another computer...which is successful.

Any of you guys have a suggestion on my next step?
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Sounds like you are missing some of the boot up files for the usb drive. Use this app and point it to the iso you have and it will do the rest for you.
http://images2.store.microsoft.com/prod/clustera/framework/w7udt/1.0/en-us/Windows7-USB-DVD-tool.exe
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Yeah that wont do much good....if my usb drive was having issues booting...it would have failed on the 2 other PC's i tried...which actually booted it no problem biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 8
Wow, that is odd indeed. since you are having so a bad issue with the usb drive. I would pull a dvd-rom out the other pc and use it in the one not working. Unless you have a smaller usb flash drive. As perhaps the 15gig might be throwing the e-machine off.
Edited by KILLER_K - 1/6/11 at 11:31am
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What board are you trying to boot from?
    
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Originally Posted by TurboTurtle;11918807 
What board are you trying to boot from?



http://www.shuttle.eu/_archive/older/en/av49pn.htm
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post #7 of 8
Happens to me all the time, usually with crappy motherboards like that one. Sometimes an SD card works even if none of my USB drives will boot.
post #8 of 8
I'm interested to see your results man, using my sig board I have had the same problem, and used several applications to "prime" my flash drive(7lite and others for example). Linux would run and install from them, but I get that same _ flashing in the top left.
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