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I have formatted my system but whenever i am starting it, its asking for bootable device. After formatting it again it loads all set up file, then it reboots the system but after rebooting it again loads windows set up files again, if i am quitting then it says windows has not been installed

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Please go to BIOS and check the Advance Option the Boot device Priority and check whether HDD is selected as the primary device or not... change and save the settings ... restart the pc

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After it loads al setup files and it will say something like the computer needs to restart press enter to restart now or it will automatically restart in (so many seconds will be displayed) So as it is restarting it will flash up something like press f2 or delete or some other key to enter setup ( if you miss what key it says just hold down ctrl-alt-delete and it will restart again. So after entering setup, you will be able to scroll through the settings and find one that will allow you to change the boot device sequence and just set your hard drive to be the first boot device. It sounds like right now the computer is set up to boot from the cd rom drive first and so when it restarts then it will load the windows setup files again like you said. I know it's stupid and nobody tells you that is what you have to do , you kinda have to figure it out on your own.

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How to boot with usb flash drive. detailed please, I'm trying to many diff ways nothing working, bios is the only thing on comp.

It is possible to boot from a USB drive....but only if the USB drive has been formatted as bootable, in the same way that OS CDs and DVDs are bootable media. You have to have an operating system either on the hard drive or on the flash drive in order to boot the computer. The BIOS is simply a "Basic Input-Output System" that interfaces the computer hardware to the OS, whatever media it is on. That is why you have to select the boot device and the boot device priority in the BIOS during setup, so it can direct itself to the bootable OS. Once you have installed an OS, then all will work fine. Until then, you will continue to have issues. Normally, with Window-based systems (you don't say what OS you are trying to use), you would insert the bootable Windows setup disk in the CD/DVD drive, ensure the BIOS was set to boot to CD/DVD first, and start the computer. The windows setup file would load itself and start the OS install process. It may even be necessary to partition and format the hard drive during this evolution, but the setup program would lead you through that as well. I have seen Windows setup files loaded to USB sticks, but they require a special process to generate so the BIOS sees the USB as bootable.

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How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device

How to install Windows Vista/7 using bootable USB storage device Requires:
- Windows Vista/7 DVD 0r installation source (setup backup files)
- A 4GB USB 2.0 Storage device (Its recommeded to use USB 2.0 device for optimal performance)
  • Plug your USB storage device.
  • Run CMD and execute the following commands one by one.
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Run Disk parition utility
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To get disk index that is used to pefrom disk paritioning.
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Flush your existing all USB drive's partitions.
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My LaCie hard drive is listed in preferences but it does not boot. Your suggestions?

Have you ensured the Lacie HDD is bootable? IMC, external drives that does not contain boot files or not-formatted in bootable mode cannot boot your device.

Try formatting your Lacie drive into bootable mode. Right click -> Format -> Check "make device bootable" and click start. THis shoudl help.

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Use an external CD rom or sometimes there is a petition file in the Hard drive to format.

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My ISP has suggested my PC is taking far to long to start up and I have intermittent connection.I have the usual firewall.virus security and run clean ups weekly but they say I should format.Can I do this...

what they suggested is that your system may be corrupted with bugs and undetected spy-wares that may make your system slower and unreliable ..Indeed such things occur .. after a while even if you have a anti-virus program ...cause there are viruses that are not detected by the programs ...what you need is to practically reinstall the operation system and format the C partition during the operation..
To do that you need to have a recovery partition already in your laptop ...and this will do the job auto...with all it needs..but if that isnt present you need to download and store all your drivers ...from the devices..such as lan card ...wifi ...sound ...image ...bluetooth.....and also the most important is to have or make a bootable disk with the operation system you use...
To do that you need to download an image ..and burn it with Nero or Iso burn ..on a disk...after that make sure you secured all drivers for to not wonder about them ...
The procedure is to get into Bios settings and set the first boot device to be the cd /dvd unit ... save changes with F10 ..and restart ..insert the disk ..and restart again this moment it will try first to boot from the disk ...and will prompt you t press any key to do that ..if you confirm by pressing it ..the installation of the new system begins..follow instructions ...and the system will load primary files and ask for the agreement to be confirmed ...and will search for previous installations ..this is the moment where you have to press not repair..and will lead you to either delete and rebuild partition ..or just format the C partition and continue with the loading of the files...The formatting is have to be the NTFS quick...(first choice) ..and after the loading .of the files the system will restart by itself and start windows installation ...when this is restarts again ...and in this moment you have a clean install with only the C partition deleted and if you have files in the others they will be there ... Install all drivers and thats all....
If you think the procedure is too complicated for you ..try to ask someone for the first time to show you how to do it ..
anyway ..let me know what operation system and I will link an image and instructions ..for the drivers ..if you do not have the recovery cd ...than you need to download them from the manufacturer's support site ..and keep in mind the suitable operation system choice ..when you download them..

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Bootable files

When a computer is powered on, the BIOS ("basic input output system") has only a few commands available to it, and the main one is to search for a "boot device" - a storage device which contains "bootable files". The first device it finds with "boot records" is used to load the operating system.

Usually this is the C drive, but could also be a floppy, USB flash memory, or CD.

In order to get the boot records onto a device, a special option must be used when the device is formatted. This boots the boot records in a place where the BIOS knows to look for them.

So, a bootable file (or "bootable device") is a storage device which has been set up with these boot records.

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