Problem creating USB boot

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Dangia, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. Dangia

    Dangia Registered Member

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    Hi all,
    I tried to create a bootable pendrive. When I'm invited to choose bootable media I find "Floppy disk" yet selected (grayed). See image 1.
    Obviously I set my pendrive "Usbboot". See image 2.
    But when I proceed i find floppy disk as target media and get the error you see in image 3.
    What's the problem? Tried many times, rebooted, but no way.
    Thanks in advance
     

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  3. Dangia

    Dangia Registered Member

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    Thanks for your answer,
    I tried using flash pendrive 8GB size (fat32) and WinXP sp3.
    Please note that I had no problem to have it as boot device using "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool".
    No I didn't try disabling floppy from bios, but it should be a great bug of the program if needed (in my opinion).
    I'll try to have a look to links provided, but how can I use Acronis TrueImage, if I succeeded in having my pendrive acting as boot device?
    Other advices welcome.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  4. MudCrab

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    If you have a 2GB or smaller flashdrive available, give it a try.

    The Acronis Media Builder program is more picky about certain flashdrives and sizes.

    I assume you actually have a floppy drive in the computer. This is just a test to see if it makes a difference. In some cases, when no floppy drive exists and the controller is enabled, it causes problems.

    Once setup on the flashdrive, you just boot the flashdrive by selecting it as the booting drive in the BIOS or by using a BIOS Boot Menu (F8 or F11, for example) and selecting the flashdrive.
     
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