1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Can't boot from USB

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by syntr, Dec 31, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. syntr

    syntr Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    :(
    I'm having a Windows issue but I need to boot into a USB Live ISO to fix it, and I can't. :(

    I've tried (so far):
    Hexxeh's Google Chrome OS
    Puppy Linux
    Slax
    Damn Small Linux

    none work, always appears "Multiple active partitions" and kicks me back into Windows.

    My BIOS Boot order is correct, I've also tried F9 to choose my USB device manually.

    Always the error "Multiple active partitions" :(

    please help!
     
  2. Rockn

    Rockn

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2001
    Messages:
    21,334
    ISO files by themselves are not bootable. All they are is an image of an installation media most of the time.
     
  3. syntr

    syntr Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    I know that. :|
    I've burned Chrome OS with win32diskimager, Puppy Linux and Damn Small Linux with UNetbootin and Slax as per the instructions at http://www.slax.org/

    If only it were that easy :(
     
  4. syntr

    syntr Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    anyone?
     
  5. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    Can you boot from the CD? Why USB?

    It doesn't sound like you are installing the MBR and boot manager correctly. Try using Linux Live USB Creator to make your USB drive bootable.

    By the way, there is no Windows problem that requires a USB boot of Linux to fix. Maybe you would benefit from sharing with us the nature of the problem.
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/971869

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice