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My computer will not boot with the a new 4gb Cruzer Micro flash drive installed. It works fine if I plug it in after the computer boots up. I have another Sandisk (512 kb) installed and have never had a problem.

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This is a common problem with some thumb drives as they can confuse the bios.It is good practice to remove flash drives before you shut your box down unless they are for Ready Boost and reinsert them after your O.S finishes loading when you restart.There have been issues with data loss on some of these drives when left in during boot up.

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MultiBoot USB Flash - Survival Guide


Grub4DOS is a boot manager
that can be easily installed to a USB flash.
It allows booting multiple operating systems
from a simple graphical user interface.

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1.) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 or NTFS filesystem. (Windows)
(
Download and start HPUSBFW.EXE )http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW.EXE
-REMINDER!!! all data will be deleted on the USB flash-


1.a) Download necessary files
Grub4Doshttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/grub4dos-0.4.4.zip
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/Grub4Dos%20gui%20Installer%201.1.rar

1.b) Extract the downloaded zip files into separate folders.
For example:
Grub4DOS to C:Grub4DOS
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1 to C:
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2.)
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2.a) The next step is to run the Grub4DOS Installer.
Browse to the Installer's unzipped folder using Windows Explorer.

2.b) Run the grubinst_gui.exe program (Windows XP)
Right-click on grubinst_gui.exe Run as administrator (Windows 7)

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2.c) Once the program is started, select the Disk option,
then click the Disk Refresh button and then select
your flashdrive from the dropdown box.
IMPORTANT:If you accidentally select the wrong drive,
you may not be able to boot your system without doing a boot repair.

2.d) Now click the Part List Refresh button,
then the dropdown box and finally select the Whole disk (MBR) option

2.e) Click the Install button to install Grub4DOS to the MBR
of the flashdrive.
Hopefully, you'll get the message that the installation was successful.

3.) The next step is to copy the grldr file to the flashdrive's
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where you unzipped
the Grub4DOS program and copy the file to the flashdrive.

3.a) Grub4DOS is now installed on the flashdrive.

4.)Download file
menu.lsthttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/menu.lst

4.a)You need to copy the menu.lst file to USB Flash

4.b)Create a folder Boot on a USB flash drive.
in this folder create new folders
Splash
menus

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Snaiyahttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/Snaiya

4.d) On USB flash-open the folder Boot
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5.a) Download the Puppy ISO imagehttp://www.puppylinux.org/

5.b) Create a folder Puppy on a USB flash drive.

5.c) Take from the downloaded ISO, file
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Rename it to pup_420.sfs
and copy it to
USB flash.

5.d) Copy all other files from the downloaded ISO (from the folder Puppy)
to the folder /Boot/Puppy/ (Create a folder on a USB flash)

5.e) In the menu.lst add a:

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

5.f) Preserve the changes and now menu.lst looks like this:

gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/Splash/Snaiya
timeout 30
default 0

title Puppy
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initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

title Boot from CD-rom
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map --hook
chainloader (cd0)

title ShutDown PC
halt

title Reboot PC
reboot

5.g) Puppy on our MultibootUSB flash-is ready for operation.
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Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.


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To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.



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I AM A COMPUTER NOVICE, JUST BOUGHT A SANDISC CRUZER MICRO 4GB, HAVEN'T A CLUE HOW TO DOWNLOAD FROM MY COMPUTER ONTO FLASH DRIVE....ANY QUICK INSTRUCTIONS OR SHOULD I JUST RETURN IT AND FORGET ABOUT...


mam just insert the sandisc cruzer on your computer's USB. it should recognize your computer what you have been inserted(your USB sandisc). Just Copy the files you want to store in your Sandisc and thats it. hope that helps you mam

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The manual way of bringing back the Safely Remove Hardware window is by running a command. Go to Start, Run, type in the following line and click OK. The command below is case sensitive.

rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll

or download this small tool to restore accessories group ....
http://www.winxptutor.com/download/accrestore.zip

Hope I have been of some help to you.

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