Windows 10: Cannot boot off of CD or USB

Discus and support Cannot boot off of CD or USB in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Recently my computer stopped booting and since windows 10 does not have an easy way to go into safe mode to get into Command Prompt I have decided I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Walpleb, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Walpleb Win User

    Cannot boot off of CD or USB


    Recently my computer stopped booting and since windows 10 does not have an easy way to go into safe mode to get into Command Prompt I have decided I will just reinstall the OS all together. First I used the installation media creator from Microsoft to make the CD, and then I tried to boot of the CD. I powered on my computer, pressed F12 and selected the CD drive, however the computer would not do anything and I even left it running for 30 minutes, with no results. The CD drive is not the problem because it is an external drive I used on another computer to burn the disk in the first place. Then, I used the same software to create a USB. I then did the same thing, by booting off the USB, but no display has showed despite being on for more than 30 minutes. I have tried both the CD and USB over and over again with no results. I am at my wit's end and any help will be greatly appreciated.

    This is the exact laptop I have: ://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-573G-59C3-2-20GHz-GeForce-Bluetooth4-0/dp/B0105JD1HE/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466626158&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=acer+espire+e5+nvidia+gtx+940

    :)
     
    Walpleb, Jun 21, 2016
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  2. ptillery Win User

    Reboot loop at 64%

    Up grading from Windows 7 x86 to Windows 10 x86. Apparently interrupted. Now reboot loop at 64%. Cannot access USB or CD. Cannot access hard drive or command prompt. No keyboard clicks have any effect except Setup and Boot menu but will not boot from CD
    or USB. HP System Recovery F-10 does not work. Cannot access Advanced Startup Options (MS+X key). HELP!
     
    ptillery, Jun 21, 2016
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    I'm not sure, it depends on your computer.. there might be a prompt like press f12 or f2 or del or ins

    it might boot from usb by itself..

    If not, there is a CD you can burn (assuming you have a cd writer) that will give you the option to boot off cd
     
    cpitchford, Jun 21, 2016
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  4. Kbird Win User

    Cannot boot off of CD or USB

    it's a Laptop , so is Secure Boot enabled in the Bios ? try turning it off and try again....
     
    Kbird, Jun 22, 2016
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  5. Walpleb Win User
    I turned off secure boot and tried, still nothing
     
    Walpleb, Jun 23, 2016
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  6. Ztruker Win User
    Ztruker, Jun 25, 2016
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  7. Hazel123 Win User
    Maybe try burning another DVD of the W10 media. Also make sure when you put selections in before burning, that it is exact same architecure - eg 64 bit and just Windows 10 selected (unless you have professional installed previously then select that before burning). Maybe the disk didn't burn right.
     
    Hazel123, Jun 25, 2016
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  8. Walpleb Win User

    Cannot boot off of CD or USB

    Let me update u all on the situation. I tried removing my hard drive and then for some reason I was able to boot off the cd. So what I decided to do is burn a kill disk to wipe my hard drive and then try to boot off the cd. It worked and as soon as I made a new partition, the installation told me to restart and reformat the partition, so I did and then I couldn't boot again. So now I'm wiping the disk again. Can anyone provide some advice?
     
    Walpleb, Jun 25, 2016
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  9. philc43 Win User
    Next time, when you repeat the installation go into the custom (advanced install) and try deleting all the partitions on the hard disk until you have only one "unallocated space" before proceeding with the installation. See https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html for more details (step 12 or 13).
     
    philc43, Jun 25, 2016
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  10. Walpleb Win User
    Welp I just found out my hard drive was broken. Ran a speed checking program on the hard drive and it was throwing read errors. So anyone know any good deals for a 500gb SSD? ;-;
     
    Walpleb, Apr 4, 2018
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