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Win7 can't boot from USB hdd [Solved]

Ask a question Elda - Last answered on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:23 AM by KY_WD
Hello,



I just created a booted USB because I want to reformat my Win 7. I want to boot my pc from USB. What I do:
Insert the booted USB with Win 7 in Pc.
Press del and choose USB HDD as first device and Hard Disc as second device.
Press F12 and choose USB hdd as an option for booting.
Then restart the PC after it starts up.
Nothing happens.
It boots from Hard disc everytime.
Is there anything I could do to boot from USB?
I have tried this 10 or more times. The same thing happens every time.
Thanks.
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Hello Elda,

Here's an idea: why don't you unplug the hard drive from the motherboard before starting the PC? You are talking about a desktop one, I guess, is that correct? If so, and if the warranty has expired, open the lid and unplug the SATA cable of the HDD. Then, start the comptuer and try to boot from the USB. If you have more than one USB port or rear one, try all of them.
After that, plug the SATA cable of the HDD again /or in another SATA port of you have more/ and try the installation process one again.

Let me know if that helped.
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Elda- Jan 6, 2017 at 06:59 AM
It really helped man! Thanks a lot!
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KY_WD 2072Posts Thursday October 23, 2014Registration date Certified CCM ContributorStatus February 28, 2017 Last seen - Jan 9, 2017 at 03:25 AM
Actually, I'm a woman! :P

I'm so happy! :))
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ac3mark 6654Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration date ModeratorStatus March 30, 2017 Last seen - Jan 10, 2017 at 05:08 PM
Love it! Great Job KY_WD!
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If I may, do you have an ISO loaded on the USB? The USB has to be bootable. It sounds as though you have not loaded an ISO on the USB.

Or, you are plugging into a USB3 port (as KY-WD is suggesting above), and you need to use a USB2 that is supported at a low level without drivers from the OS!
Elda- Jan 6, 2017 at 06:17 AM
Yes I have the ISO loaded in USB. But I dont know how to distinguish if the port is 2.0 OR 3.0.
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KY_WD 2072Posts Thursday October 23, 2014Registration date Certified CCM ContributorStatus February 28, 2017 Last seen - Jan 11, 2017 at 11:23 AM
Hi,

It could be measured by the speed, the different type of the input or by the blue colour. :)
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