how to make a bootable USB stick

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gerald_anand
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how to make a bootable USB stick

Post by gerald_anand » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:28 am

Currently I'm using USB image tool version 1.59. I have a image with me which I need to restore it and use it as a bootable image via my USB stick.
But, when I restore the image, there is nothing inside my USB stick but the whole volume is set as used and I'm requested to reformat again if I need to use it again.
When I use this USB stick to boot my laptop, there is a message stating no operating system.
The image size is about 1.8GB and i'm using a 16GB USB drive. please help

Alex
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Re: how to make a bootable USB stick

Post by Alex » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:41 pm

USB Image Tool can't make an image bootable by itself. The image has to be made from a bootable device. When using USB Image Tool, Backup and Restore have to be made in device mode.

gerald_anand
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Re: how to make a bootable USB stick

Post by gerald_anand » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:28 am

But when using USB Image Tool, I ca't change it from volume mode to device mode. The drop down function to select this is frozen and is greyish. How to enable it to device mode?

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Re: how to make a bootable USB stick

Post by Alex » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:17 pm

You have to run it as administrator (right-click the exe).

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