Windows 10: I can't boot into USB to reinstall Windows.

Discus and support I can't boot into USB to reinstall Windows. in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; So I want to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine. I used Windows Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB. The problem is I can't get my computer to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by INeedToReinstallIt, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. I can't boot into USB to reinstall Windows.


    So I want to reinstall Windows 10 on my machine. I used Windows Media Creation Tool to create a bootable USB. The problem is I can't get my computer to boot up using the USB instead of the main hard drive. I tried changing the boot mode in the BIOS from Legacy to UEFI with CSM. That made the "Boot from EFI File" option in the boot menu selection to appear. But choosing that option just led me to a blank screen with the title "Choose a file system" then another screen with a single "\" on it with the title "EFI File Navigator". After that, it just brought me to the BIOS screen. I tried MobaLive

    :)
     
    INeedToReinstallIt, Sep 17, 2021
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  2. thraxed Win User

    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 17, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 USB boot

    Hi there, am not a windows 10 expert. I have a pc in the bedroom on windows 10, I messed up the bootloader trying to fix the xp on that system.

    System wont boot, trying to repair via win 10 usb installer.

    Downloaded the media creation tool to install windows 10 installer on usb stick. Not compatible with a host of usb sticks I have. Tried the usb sticks that others use, but I think they use rufus; as the media creation tool by win 10 does not detect the usb stick.

    So quick question, the win10 machine i am trying to repair the bootloader is a win7 upgraded to win10.
    If i were to use the usb win10 installer to "repair installation" does the version of the iso downloaded via the media creation tool matter?

    There is three options:
    Windows 10
    Windows 10 Home
    Windows 10 N

    Also is there a step by step instead of using rufus as I want to try an alternative method of creating a usb win 10 installer. Preferably with more compatibility.

    System is a asus sabertooth 990 (r2?) with AMD phenom X 6.

    Also is there any other software I can load onto the usb that can repair the bootloader easily?
    That would be the ideal alternative. Thanks
     
    TRUELOVE95, Sep 17, 2021
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  4. TRWOV Win User

    I can't boot into USB to reinstall Windows.

    Windows 8x reinstall

    Sorry if this has already been suggested. Have you tried using a boot USB drive? You'll need a flash drive bigger than 4GB, the W8.1 ISO and the Windows USB/DVD Download Tool. That would let you bypass the DVD drive.

    I've found a handful of USB drives that won't work as boot drives (the tool says that it couldn't make the drive bootable or that the files couldn't be copied) even if the drive worked fine ass a boot drive with Linux Mint or memtest so YMMV.
     
    TRWOV, Sep 17, 2021
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