Windows 10: Cannot Boot from USB

Discus and support Cannot Boot from USB in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, I am trying to install win 10 from USB stick on a VAIO VGN FZ160E. The current OS is Win7x64, which I installed from a USB stick about 7 years... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Echeh, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Echeh Win User

    Cannot Boot from USB


    Hi,

    I am trying to install win 10 from USB stick on a VAIO VGN FZ160E. The current OS is Win7x64, which I installed from a USB stick about 7 years ago. I have the following situation:

    Booting from USB doesn't work from any of USB ports.
    Booting from USB doesn't also work for installing win7. (I had the idea to clean install win7, as it worked for my current version, and the upgrade it to win10.)
    The boot order is correctly set to begin from USB Stick.
    Another machine could be booted from the same USB Stick.
    I don't have any option to change the boot setup to legacy etc.
    I have tried 3 ways to generate the USB Stick (Tool from microsoft, manual format and copy with robocopy etc, rufus), with no success of course.
    I have tried to use Plop Boot Manager to add the option to boot from plop boot device. The option is there but when I select the USB it doesn't work either and stays freezing.
    I was thinking about the updating bios but i'm not sure if this is going to help as it used to work to boot from usb.
    I attach some pics from the bios menu and the plop boot screen to depict the options.


    could anybody help me with this case? Thank you in advance.

    :)
     
    Echeh, Sep 9, 2018
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  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    USB boot for bios update

    Did the first step. It already doesn't work. Note the capacities and drive letters M:/N: The HP utility is about to format my raid-1 volume containing my 2 750gb drives. It thinks it's the usb stick. I can not select any other drives in the HP utility. My 512mb usb stick is U:.

    Any other suggestions?


    Cannot Boot from USB nonono-jpg.jpg
     
    Lazzer408, Sep 9, 2018
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  3. D-rock Win User
    Help with USB Boot Image

    I am trying to boot from my USB flash drive. I followed the instructions step for step that are in the article on this website. I downloaded the HP program and the USB Image zip file. I ran the HP flash program and pointed it to the folder where I unzipped the USB Image files to. I then copied all the files over to the USB memory stick as instructed. When I restart my computer and press F12 to go to the boot menu I have 3 options: SATA hard drive, CD-ROM drive, or USB Device. So I choose USB device and when it reads the USB memory stick all I get is the error "Non-system disk, replace and hit any key" Its like the USB memory is missing some system files or it doesnt have the master boot record or something. Somebody please HELP!!! I want to flash the bios in a new video card and I have to boot to DOS and I dont have a floppy drive and I have Win XP so a USB boot is probably the best option I have.
     
    D-rock, Sep 9, 2018
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  4. thraxed Win User

    Cannot Boot from USB

    Installing windows off of a USB stick

    Step By Step from vista:
    From admin cmd prompt

    1. diskpart
    1a. list disk
    2. select disk 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1 (replace 1 with your usb drive)
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    Copy Windows Vista's DVD ROM content to the Flash Drive

    xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (d being your vista cd and e being your usb stick)

    And that's it, boot off your usb disk
     
    thraxed, Sep 9, 2018
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