Windows 10: Can't Boot with USB on Acer R3 131T

  1.    19 Dec 2017 #1

    Can't Boot with USB on Acer R3 131T


    My brother bought a Acer ultrabook(I call it a dud-book) that came with Windows 10. The problem is that these morons installed the OS on a tiny 32GB eMMc drive. The result is that there is a space issue while trying to update to the latest Windows. He tried to reset the computer back to, or close to factory default and the computer failed to succeed in doing this and gave him a BRICK instead! All attempts to get something running or restored have failed.

    I am not really concerned with what WAS on the Drive as I was planning to do a clean install of the latest edition of 10 via USB.This is where I ran into a snag. I can't seem to boot from the USB despite altering the boot sequence in the BIOS or via the Windows Boot Menu(No USB option shows up)

    The device is an Acer R3 131T Ultrabook and I have not been able to find any help. Google is being tight-lipped regarding a solution. Anyone wish to help me turn this BRICK into a sad excuse for a computer???
    Last edited by WinTenUser; 19 Dec 2017 at 18:33.
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       19 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi WinTenUser

    Did you use the Windows Media Creator to create your bootable media. I assume this Ultabook books UEFI so I would check that key is formatted FAT32.

    Ken
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  3.    19 Dec 2017 #3

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Hi WinTenUser

    Did you use the Windows Media Creator to create your bootable media. I assume this Ultabook books UEFI so I would check that key is formatted FAT32.
    Ken
    I had checked the fs. It was ntfs. Can't remember if I used the Windows Media Builder or Rufus to create it. But I tried to boot using a FAT32 boot media(Macrium Reflect) and it did not boot. I will build a new USB Boot Disk using the Media Creation Tool and give it a shot, but thus far nothing seems to be working.

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    My assumption is that USB HDD should be what boots and not USB Floppy or USB CDROM

    I take it the Windows Media Creation Tool will download the latest version of Windows 10(1709)!!????
    Last edited by WinTenUser; 19 Dec 2017 at 19:34.
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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       19 Dec 2017 #4

    If you download the current MCT it will download V1709 and it will format FAT32.
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  5.    20 Dec 2017 #5

    OK! I did get this USB to boot. I will mark as solved as soon as I am done with the re-install process.
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       20 Dec 2017 #6

    Great. Glad the forum could help.

    Good luck.
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