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    USB 8GB Drive


    Win 8.1 64-bit , 8GB RAM
    Tevion 8 GB USB Drive

    Plugging this drive in while windows is running has no ill effects.

    Whenever the USB is left attached during a restart or shut down. the pc fails to load windows. It just has a blinking cursor on the black screen.

    I have 5 more USB drives that don't affect windows loading at all. So I'm pretty sure it isn't in the BIOS.

    Malwarebytes & Avast found nothing. Should I just toss it in trash?

    Thanks, Ron

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    Have you tried to do a Low level format on that flash drive?
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    I used to have that with win7 and a usb3 stick I got, never booted until I took out the stick, and never found out why.
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    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Unless that particular stick is marked as a bootable device for some reason and the bios option to boot from other devices is set to on.
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    Is there a way to tell if it is a bootable drive? I never created a bootable drive with it.
    Would a low level format remove any bootable specs?
    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Unless that particular stick is marked as a bootable device for some reason and the bios option to boot from other devices is set to on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcRat View Post
    Is there a way to tell if it is a bootable drive? I never created a bootable drive with it.
    Would a low level format remove any bootable specs?
    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Unless that particular stick is marked as a bootable device for some reason and the bios option to boot from other devices is set to on.
    A low level format will write zeros on your drive meaning it will erase everything that is stored on that drive.
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    India
    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1


    it happened to me once the reason being,
    i had installed softwares and drivers for programs on the usb making it boot
    to check it u can use power iso or similar softs
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    Some USB drives have a hidden partition with utilities on it, low level formatting whole drive can get rid of it. It can be protected from normal format.
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    I think mine use to do that because I used it to install win 7.
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    I did this to no avail but its ok.
    1. Quick format Fat 32—eject—replug—restart
    2. Format Fat 32—eject—replug—restart
    3. Quick format NTFS—eject—replug—restart
    4. Format NTFS—eject—replug—restart ——— gave message about not reading disk— press Ctrl+Alt+Del
    5. Quick format Fat 32—eject—replug—restart ——— back to original problem



    and I'm not even frustrated about it. After realizing it is my latest computer hi-tech tool. All I have to do is shut down my computer and plug that USB drive in to keep others out. Whoever turns it on will see a flashing cursor in top left corner; forever.
    Nobody I know would think to unplug a USB drive to make Windows boot.

    Thanks again everyone for suggestions.
    Ron
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