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Not sure where to post this.

I've made several diagnostic CDs (Ultimate Boot CD, Seatools, etc) by burning the ISO file onto a CD but am having difficulty doing so with a USB flash drive. I need instructions on how to go about burning ISO files to a USB flash drive so I can boot from USB to perform diagnostics. Is there anything I need to do to the flash drive before I even attempt to burn an ISO file? I've tried wintoflash (I think that this is the name) but have failed at repeated attempts to create a bootable USB flash drive.

I've followed the instructions found here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200124.asp... but am still unable to figure out how to burn an ISO file to USB. Any help would be appreciated

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I tried Rufus (thanks by the way for the link) but get the following error message:

"This version of Rufus only supports bootable ISOs based on bootmgr, WinPE, isolinux or EFI. This ISO doesn't appear to use either... "

I downloaded the ISO file "SeaToolsDOS223ALL" from the Seagate Seatools webpage. Not sure what the problem is.
 

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I've downloaded Seatools for Windows and saved it to my flash drive. However, the problem still remains on how to make this a bootable drive so as to run diagnostics on a machine that is giving me boot up error messages like asking to insert a disk, etc. Is there a source available that sells bootable drives with diagnostic tools already on them, ready to use? I know that this is a cop out, but I am not getting how to create a bootable USB drive and then how to burn ISO files to it. I appreciate all the assistance thus far.
 

Triple6

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Why not just use UBCD? It already has the Seagate diagnostics included and works from USB drives.
 

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Good idea. Thanks. But I will need to burn this to a flash drive and this is where I am having problems, creating a bootable flash drive.
 

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I tried burning the UBCD ISO file to USB using Win to Flash. When I connect the drive and try to boot it to my Dell Optiplex 745 that has the Ubuntu OS on it, I get the following message:

"An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system."

I assume that this probably means that the file was not successfully burned to the drive.
 

Triple6

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Winflash? That wasn't in the instructions I posted.

Also, you are not "burning" any files to USB, that's a term for putting data on optical media.
 

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You should test the USB stick on a working computer. Don't just assume the USB is bad because the non working computer can't read it.
 
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