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Old 12-15-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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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 (Western Digital Caviar SE (WD2500JB) 250GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM w/1 Year Warranty
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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Old 12-15-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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TSF does not recommend using Hiren's Boot. Try Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

The stability of an OS is in direct proportion to the stability of the user.
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Also, imo you are asking for trouble having anything named Advanced System Care on your system.
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You are getting the message that the Computer is looking at all boot devices and cannot find a boot file.
with the Flash drive in, Boot into Setup (Bios) go the Boot tab. Your USB flash drive should be listed in HDD Group or just USB Device. Using your Enter and Arrow key, Move this to First Boot Device. Save and Exit. You may also do a one time boot change by pressing F12 at bootup.
When you restart, you should see the message, Press Any Key to Boot From USB. If not, try the Flash drive in another computer, if that fails the USB flash drive is not created successfully. Try recreating it with the ISO image and Rufus in my signature.
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