Windows 10: Unable to boot from USB Flash Drive

Discus and support Unable to boot from USB Flash Drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I just tried to create a bootable USB stick for Macrium Reflect on my Dell AIO. The creation went smoothly as did the boot. When I took that stick to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by JJG10, May 30, 2019.

  1. JJG10 Win User

    Unable to boot from USB Flash Drive


    I just tried to create a bootable USB stick for Macrium Reflect on my Dell AIO. The creation went smoothly as did the boot. When I took that stick to my Acer Laptop and tried to boot it I got a message saying, "Remove disk or other menu" followed by "Press any key to continue." I then reversed the process and created an USB stick on on the Acer and took it to the Dell. When I pressed F12 to get to the boot selection menu of BIOS the USB stick wasn't shown as a choice. BIOS itself does show much in the way of choice of boot mode that is familiar to me.

    Both machines run W10 ver 1903. I took both machine back to 1809 but that didn't correct the situation so that seems to rule out a 1903 problem.

    I have a USB version on Mini Tools Partition Wizard created a log time ago that is interchange able between machines

    Would someone please try to help me solve this problem? I really don't want to have 2 sets of USB sticks, one for each machine.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    JJG10, May 30, 2019
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  2. panchoman Win User

    Boot linux on USB drive

    it might just be that your bios doesn't support it, but it should anyway.

    make sure you go into the bios and make sure "boot other device" is enabled and try seeing if the usb is listed as an hdd.. as bootable flash drives are usually picked up as usb hdd's and check if your bios detects the flash drive.
     
    panchoman, May 30, 2019
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  3. Computer booting up slow and unable to add files to flash drive

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to run System Maintenance Troubleshooter.
    Follow these steps to run System Maintenance troubleshooter:

    • Press Windows key + W and type troubleshooting.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Select View all on the top left corner.
    • Click System Maintenance.
    • Follow the on-screen instruction to run the troubleshooter.
    I suggest you to place the computer in Clean boot
    and check.

    Putting your system in Clean Boot state helps in identifying if any third party applications or startup items are causing the issue. You need to follow the steps from the article mentioned below to perform a Clean Boot:





    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

    Note: After clean boot troubleshooting steps, refer to the section "How to reset the computer to start as usual after troubleshooting with clean boot" in the provided link to return your computer
    to Normal startup mode.

    With regards to USB flash drive as its not working with different computers as well, you may need to get in touch with the USB flash drive manufacturer.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, May 30, 2019
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  4. D-rock Win User

    Unable to boot from USB Flash Drive

    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, May 30, 2019
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