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Blocked From Using Hiren's Boot CD By Strike F1 Error


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conceptualclarity

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I have used Hiren's Boot CD a great deal, but now I am unable to. Whenever I click Enter on USB Flash Device in the menu, instead of opening up Hiren's Boot CD, it is giving me the message:

 

 

Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility.

 

 

When I strike F1, it just repeats the same message ad infinitum.

I have Hiren's on a 4GB flash drive. (My old computer won't let me boot from CD or DVD.)

As for the context of this, I have replaced an old hard drive that was clearly on its way to failure with a larger unused IDE drive. The BIOS seems to recognize that there is a new hard drive, but elsewhere I see non-recognition, including within MiniXP on Hiren's before this error shut down my access to Hiren's.



Computer: Dell System B3 Desktop
CPU: Intel Pentium 4-2667 (Northwood, D1)
2666 MHz (20.00x133.3) @ 2657 MHz (20.00x132.9)
Motherboard: DELL 0G1548
Chipset: Intel 845GEV (Brookdale-GEV) + ICH4
Memory: 2048 MBytes @ 166 MHz, 2.5-3-3-7
- 1024 MB PC3200 DDR-SDRAM - Kingston K
Graphics: Intel 82845G/GL/GV Graphics Controller [DELL]
Intel i845G(L) Integrated, 64 MB
Old Drive: ST380011A, 78.1 GB, E-IDE (ATA-6)
New Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE (WD2500JB) 250GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM ATA100 (http://www.goharddri...-0311&CartID=10
Drive: HGST HTS545050A7E380, 488.4 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s <-> USB
Drive: SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-252S, CD-R Writer
Sound: Creative Technology SB Live! Series Audio Processor
Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC [A/B/C]
Network: Broadcom 4401 10/100 Integrated Controller
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Build 2600 SP3
Antivirus : Advanced System Care Ultimate (Bitdefender engine)
Firewall: Windows Firewall

 

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Many older computers cannot boot from a USB-attached drive.


Edited by SpywareDr, 15 December 2015 - 12:43 PM.

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I have finally gotten my computer to recognize the new hard drive. My dilemma is that I have not been able to populate my new hard drive with the old hard drive's image (which is on an external hard drive) by using a boot CD on USB flash drive. This is because now my computer will only let me boot into USB drive when I take my hard drive out. It did let me boot to USB drive with the previous hard drive in place.


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In the CMOS BIOS Setup, set the boot options to try booting from a USB device -before- any other drive.


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