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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 10:00 PM
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Wait!

Make a bootable USB:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk
  3. Type select disk 4 (or whichever number your USB drive gets)
  4. Type clean
  5. Type create partition primary
  6. Type active
  7. Type format quick fs=fat32
  8. Type assign
  9. Type exit
  10. Copy everything from the Windows 7 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract first).


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I'll try this!!!!!!

I got your PM, but now I understand... +rep for truly going out of your way!

+rep to everyone else, I'm thankful to be here on OCN!


Wil report back with results!


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I use Win2Flash, it's much easier than using cmd. Just extract the ISO using WinRAR or 7zip, select the extracted folder in Win2Flash and it'll do its thing automagically. biggrin.gif

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I'll try this!!!!!!
I got your PM, but now I understand... +rep for truly going out of your way!
+rep to everyone else, I'm thankful to be here on OCN!
Wil report back with results!

Good Luck xquisit & i understand there might be easier ways to do it, but using the CMD option is easy for me & has worked every time (as long as USB is first boot device)

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I seriously can't believe it didn't work!!!!!!

There is something up, there has to be!!!

There are two black screens with white text after my ROG logo, and both black screens pass by really quickly.

I don't even know how to check BSOD error messages let alone these black ones. They are too quick for my eye to catch a couple words, if we can view these - maybe we can find out why I can't boot with my thumbdrive. In my BIOS it is recognized, and I'm following your steps... I'm stumped!

It could be my OS, but I would still like to know what that error is after my ROG logo posts.
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Good Luck xquisit & i understand there might be easier ways to do it, but using the CMD option is easy for me & has worked every time (as long as USB is first boot device)

Thanks, I was hoping it would work - It could be my OS, so I'll try another one and report back!
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Good Luck xquisit & i understand there might be easier ways to do it, but using the CMD option is easy for me & has worked every time (as long as USB is first boot device)
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I use Win2Flash, it's much easier than using cmd. Just extract the ISO using WinRAR or 7zip, select the extracted folder in Win2Flash and it'll do its thing automagically. biggrin.gif

I'll try this, and report back (sorry for quote order, I locked my keys in my car recently got AAA to come over.. so stressed over SLI not working + not a stable comp + this + audio drivers for my mobo not working on vista 32 bit).


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Try pressing F10 at boot up then select the USB to boot from there. Or press what key you need to pop up the boot menu.


This way will work 100% as well. i never had this or the other way fail me...I'm confused lol. I'll try goggling it later.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

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follow this guide to a tee..

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

BTW.. people previouslt posting that you type "Format quick fs=FAT32" is wrong..... it needs to be "Format quick fs=NTFS"

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follow this guide to a tee..

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-install-windows-7vista-from-usb-drive-detailed-100-working-guide/

BTW.. people previouslt posting that you type "Format quick fs=FAT32" is wrong..... it needs to be "Format quick fs=NTFS"

We are not wrong tongue.gif

It does not "need" to be ntfs format.

In fact, the only way to install Windows 7 on a GPT drive is to have the USB formatted in FAT32 for the UEFI to recognize it tongue.gif

I have done countless installs with both and never had an issue.

Maybe copying the boot part will help though thumb.gif

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I seriously can't believe it didn't work!!!!!!
There is something up, there has to be!!!
There are two black screens with white text after my ROG logo, and both black screens pass by really quickly.
I don't even know how to check BSOD error messages let alone these black ones. They are too quick for my eye to catch a couple words, if we can view these - maybe we can find out why I can't boot with my thumbdrive. In my BIOS it is recognized, and I'm following your steps... I'm stumped!
It could be my OS, but I would still like to know what that error is after my ROG logo posts.
Thanks, I was hoping it would work - It could be my OS, so I'll try another one and report back!
I'll try this, and report back (sorry for quote order, I locked my keys in my car recently got AAA to come over.. so stressed over SLI not working + not a stable comp + this + audio drivers for my mobo not working on vista 32 bit).

Sorry to hear it's not working for you & it sounds like your having a bad run lately,
& i'm not sure if you have the same option as my mobo's BIOS, but To check BSOD errors, go to the "boot" tab in the BIOS & enable "Wait for F1 if Error"

No offence to everyone else's options as i'm sure they work great to, but again this option works 100% & i suggest you use the "FORMAT FS-NTFS" option.

While your in windows or use another PC to do it:
Plug in a USB = 4GB or bigger

1.Open "Command Prompt" with admin rights.

2.Type DISKPART & hit enter

3.Type LIST DISK & note down the Disk number of your USB flash drive.

4.Type SELECT DISK & put your USB Disk Number at the end example = SELECT DISK 1

5.Type CLEAN

6.Type CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY

7.Type ACTIVE

8.Type FORMAT FS=NTFS

Note: The format process may take some time to complete

9.Type ASSIGN

10.Type EXIT

& Close "Command Prompt"

11.Copy/drag & drop/extract ISO contents of the Windows Disc/image to the USB flash drive.

Restart the PC & go to the BIOS & make sure you have "USB" as first boot option in the BIOS's Boot tab under "Boot Device Priority"
or find the F key that give's you a boot option.

Hope you have some luck, as it really shouldn't be giving you this much trouble.

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FuRy88, thanks I have something to try.

KEX, thanks a bunch for that write-up. It's good to I have someone who cares about the situation.

I just want to know:

Do I copy/drag my .ISO, or do I first extract it... then select all the files it turns to into the flash drive?


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