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Laptop did not boot from usb.

  1. #1


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center

    Laptop did not boot from usb.


    Hi to all Eight forums.
    came here after long time with a problem as it situated in title. so please help me. the laptop was do boot from usb before, but not now. pls help.
    in F12 boot menu no usb detected but in boot setup.
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  2. #2


    Well if your USB is not showing up as a bootable devise something must have happen to the boot records on the device? You stated that it has worked and booted in the past so the device would be suspect. I would replace the USB device or at least format and set up your USB to boot again.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    thank you for reply.
    usb is working fine and created windwos 7 bootable with windows usb dvd tool just before posting the problem here.
    when I install windows 8 pro 64 bits, I m facing problem of black screen on restart. someone told me (on this forum) that updading bios could solve the problem, and it is.
    is the update bios cause the problem.? I see anothre topic about UEFI and Lagacy bootable usb created by rufus. do I follow the steps of this topic,?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    PS: tried this bootable on another desktop pc. it went fine booting.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Are you working with windows 7 or windows 8 setup media ?
    Are you getting a "Windows" logo or an "OEM" logo when booting a pc?
    Have you tried using a different USB port in that pc?
    Have you tried using DVD ?
    Does that PC support x64 software ?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    trying to install windows 7 if that what you asking. (currently installed windows 8 pro 64 bits)
    I see windows logo on startup.
    tried all usb ports.
    No. dvd not tried yet, but I m sure that widnows dvd will boot.
    with this iso image from which I created usb. I easily burn a dvd. but I need to solve this usb booting problem.
    yep, already installed win 8 pro 64 bits.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Just to be sure - you see a windows logo - when booting usb? or your windows 8 laptop?

    PC came with windows 8 ?

    When booting either media or PC - if you see a "windows" logo the PC is booting in legacy Mode.. If you see an "OEM" logo it is booting in UEFI mode..
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  8. #8


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    I see windows logo of windows 8 from laptop. (means the usb is not even twiched by boot)
    pc not came with win 8. it came with ubuntu. I install windows 7 then later install win 8.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from command prompt(admin)
    diskpart
    list volume
    select volume # (# being the volume number of your usb setup media)
    active
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  10. #10


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8 64 bits Pro with Media Center


    maybe this will do too, thanks.
    but rufus done the job. under the setting of MBR UEFI or Lagacy.
    now, laptop do boot from usb. thanks all.
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