Windows 10: Unable to boot from ISO image

  1.    05 May 2016 #1

    Unable to boot from ISO image


    I attempted to re install Windows 10 because it was running slow, the reset failed and when I went to boot the system up it kept restarting at the first ASUS screen.

    I have created a ISO by Downloading the Windows 10 off the Microsoft website. I mounted the ISO using Etcher on IMac.

    Plugged the USB in and changed boot priority, it detected the USB flash drive but not the content.

    My system is an ASUS X550L Intel core i5 8gb 1tb HDD original operating system Windows 8
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  2. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       05 May 2016 #2

    If you don't mind, let's start over from scratch.
    Please follow these instructions to the letter..........................

    Use the Tech Bench link to download YOUR version of Windows 10.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select the same edition of Windows 10 your computer is now running > click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now running > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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  3.    05 May 2016 #3

    Hi, sorry I haven't been fully clear. My laptop is not able to boot, it just keeps restarting at the ASUS window when I turn it on. and the only computer I have access to is a IMAC that I can download the ISO
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  4. Posts : 4,771
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       05 May 2016 #4

    Hiram1986 said: View Post
    Hi, sorry I haven't been fully clear. My laptop is not able to boot, it just keeps restarting at the ASUS window when I turn it on. and the only computer I have access to is a IMAC that I can download the ISO
    I apologize. I completely misunderstood your post.
    You can still use the Tech Bench link and download the iso > burn it to a bootable USB > then try it on your Asus.
    If it does not work, please wait a bit for someone else to come along to help you.
    Thank you.
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  5.    05 May 2016 #5

    Two things. First, make sure the USB flash drive is formatted for FAT32 before copying over the files from the mounted ISO file. Some computers won't boot from an NTFS flash drive. Second, if the ASUS requires flash drives to boot in legacy mode (instead of UEFI), then make sure the FAT32 partition on the USB flash drive is marked as active. Actually, just make the partition active to be sure - it won't affect UEFI booting if it is. Also, there should only be the one partition on the flash drive.
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  6.    05 May 2016 #6

    Hi, so I formatted the USB to FAT32, I can confirm it is single partition. How do I check it's an active partition? Can this be done from a Mac?
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  7.    05 May 2016 #7

    I have no idea on a Mac. I only know how to from Windows/Command Prompt. Have you tried booting the Asus from it again?
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  8. Posts : 1,875
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       05 May 2016 #8

    format the USB as Fat32
    Mount the ISO
    Copy the contents of the ISO to the USB
    Boot the USB
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