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Disk Read Error while booting from USB Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Disk Read Error while booting from USB Drive


    I got an old computer, and my sister still is using it, it had XP but since support ended I decided to go for another system, unfortunetly there were no drivers for Vista and up, so I went for a USB boot - Linux Mint Maya 13 installation. The PC ended up being even slower and a friend just recently showed me how to install the drivers for Windows 8. I decided to go with a USB installation but when I restart and boot from the USB to install Windows 8 Pro, it says: Disk Read Error.
    I tested the USB on my new PC that I use and it did boot, but it won't boot from the old one. Is there any solution to this?
    Last edited by enko; 23 May 2014 at 17:05.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 25
    WIN8.1/Server 2012 R2/Win 7 Ultimate


    The USB stick is most likely in the wrong format and the PC cant read it. Usually should be formatted as Fat32.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by veldthui View Post
    The USB stick is most likely in the wrong format and the PC cant read it. Usually should be formatted as Fat32.
    I already tried formating the USB to Fat32 and it did not work.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Disk Read Error while booting from USB Drive
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