Page 5 of 17 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast
  1.    21 Apr 2017 #41
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    I will try some of this tomorrow but I will be out for a large part of the day so it may be Sunday before I get to try it properly and also need to do the backups
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    21 Apr 2017 #42
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,819
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    I will try some of this tomorrow but I will be out for a large part of the day so it may be Sunday before I get to try it properly and also need to do the backups
    No problem - no rush. Take your time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    21 Apr 2017 #43
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    One last thought tonight... are all USB sticks bootable? This was a 4 GB freebee one. I erased all files before downloading that ISO file to it ... is it worth me trying a different stick?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    21 Apr 2017 #44
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,819
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    One last thought tonight... are all USB sticks bootable? This was a 4 GB freebee one. I erased all files before downloading that ISO file to it ... is it worth me trying a different stick?
    All USB sticks can be "made" bootable - it depends on what you're doing with them. They're not bootable just because they're a USB stick. You have to put the boot files on them.

    You might try creating the USB stick using RUFUS - that will make sure your stick is bootable.
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 - Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    You can use RUFUS to create the USB stick for Kyhi's rescue media. You'll have to do it on another machine though, as yours is just too messed up right now.

    Maybe we just figured out why it's not working? You have to download the ISO, mount it, and copy all the files over to the USB stick. It should be bootable. But, when having problems, I go to RUFUS - never fails. It has to be done on a working machine though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    22 Apr 2017 #45
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    Ok I will try that... just to clarify , I need to format it for legacy and not UEFi? I can borrow a laptop. So i create a bootable USB stick with rufus .. as there will need to be these boot files on it as well as Kyhi's ISO file ultimately ?
    i need then to download Kyhi's ISO file direct to the stick? When you say mount it, is that done when it boots up as my system kept wanting to open the file in Roxio. No option to mount it. And then i am a bit confused on this bit..l I need to copy the mounted files back to the stick? Thanks
    Last edited by Squibbler; 22 Apr 2017 at 02:20.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    22 Apr 2017 #46
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,819
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Squibbler View Post
    Ok I will try that... just to clarify , I need to format it for legacy and not UEFi? I can borrow a laptop. So i create a bootable USB stick with rufus .. as there will need to be these boot files on it as well as Kyhi's ISO file ultimately ?
    i need then to download Kyhi's ISO file direct to the stick? When you say mount it, is that done when it boots up as my system kept wanting to open the file in Roxio. No option to mount it. And then i am a bit confused on this bit..l I need to copy the mounted files back to the stick? Thanks
    Let's try to avoid Roxio, since I don't have that installed and can't walk you through it:

    Okay so borrow a laptop. Download Kyhi's custom rescue media ISO and save it to the desktop of the borrowed laptop.
    Download RUFUS, save it to a folder on the desktop of the borrowed laptop.
    Run RUFUS to create the bootable flash drive using Kyhi's rescue ISO.
    (Don't return the laptop yet...we'll still need it.)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails image.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    22 Apr 2017 #47
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    Hi - I think I have done this successfully - fingers crossed!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    22 Apr 2017 #48
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    I just tested boot up of this flash drive on my desktop as per original instructions and it seemed to work, bringing up a number of files. However, none of them appear to be called HDTune or Speccy. I shut down.

    i now have another really serious issue. I shut down as I say, removed the stick, and I now cannot boot up my desktop at all it says missing operating system I checked F2 on bootup and it is set to the hard drive.

    I have not yet done my backups Has the flash drive removed my operating system? I didn't run any of the software on it

    I just tried booting from the stick again and now it is not booting up at all.. it says press any key to boot from flash drive and then I get the windows logo and then nothing - blank screen!



    HElp!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    22 Apr 2017 #49
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    My big worry now is all my data ..will this be retrievable somehow?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    22 Apr 2017 #50
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 88
    Windows 10 upgraded from win 7 upgraded from vista
    Thread Starter

    Okay I noticed that in the bios boot up, the RAID drives are missing from the list to select from. Not sure why this is.. there is now a SATA option instead.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 5 of 17 FirstFirst ... 3456715 ... LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Random messages\problems when receiving emails WLM 2012
Since this weekend i have been encountering random errors with Windows Live Mail 2012 and i feel it is taking more time to get the messages. This is an example of the errors: Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail (i omitted e mail...
Browsers and Email
Problems with File Read/Write Permissions.
Hello, I just installed the latest build of Windows 10 and am running into some problems that never occurred to me before. My previous version of Windows 10 failed because of some system restore custom app that I downloaded so I had to reinstall....
General Support
DVD/CD-ROM Read Problems
Hi: I have just come across a funny one. I have a program that I wanted to install into my Win 10 Pro Machine (64 Bit) and have found that the disk can not be read by the DVD/CD-ROM Drive. I also tried it in another Windows 10 Computer (64...
Drivers and Hardware
Backup fails with a 'device error' code 0x8078012D/disk read error
During Windows backup, which wants to backup the 'C' drive and my games drive 'E' (for some reason), I get the following error message after the 'C' backup has completed but not the 'E': 'The backup operation that started at...
Backup and Restore
Solved All folders are read only, and it's causing problems
Hi! Since I have upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, I noticed that all my folders' attributes are read only . Even if I create new folders, they are read only on creation. When I try to remove the read only attribute in the folder properties, it...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums