Monday, February 13, 2012

Boot Hiren's BootCD From USB Drive


Step 1

Connect USB Pen Drive (1GB or more)

Step 2

Download and Run USB Disk Storage Format USB Disk Storage Format USBFormat.zip (34KB)

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Step 3

Download grubinst_gui Grub 4 Dos grub4dos.zip (179KB) and Run as Administrator

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Step 4
Download Hiren's BootCD from the link below
http://www.hirensbootcd.org/files/Hirens.BootCD.15.1.zip



Insert the BootCD in the CD Drive or mount the iso image using any iso mounting software and then  Copy everything from CD to USB Flash Drive

Step 5

Copy grldr and menu.lst from grub4dos.zip (or from HBCD folder) to the usb drive

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Step 6

Test Your USB Drive

Make sure you set your computer to boot from USB Flash Drive

To Enter the BIOS press the "Del" button on your keyboard. Alternatives are "F1", "F2", "Insert", and "F10". Some PC's BIOS might even require a different key to be pressed. Commonly a PC will show a message like "Press [Del] to enter Setup" to indicate that you need to press the "Del" key. Some AMI BIOS require you to enable the option "USB Keyboard Legacy support"!
For AMI BIOS:
  • Go to "Feature Setup". "Enable" these options: "USB Function Support",
    "USB Function For DOS" and "ThumbDrive for DOS". Go to "Advanced Setup".
    Set the "1st Boot Device" to "USB RMD-FDD".
    Reboot the PC and it now should boot from the Usb Stick.
  • Go to "USB Mass Storage Device Configuration". Select "Emulation Type"
    and set it to "Harddisk". Go to the "Boot Menu" and set the "1st boot device" to "USB-Stick". Exit the BIOS, saving the changes.
    you can try "Emulation Type" to "Floppy" or "Forced FDD".
For PHOENIX/AWARD BIOS:
  • Go to "Advanced BIOS Features". Go to the "1st Boot device" and set it to "USB-ZIP".

Troubleshoot

If you cannot install grub4dos (or you get "cannot run background program" message) then use syslinuxto boot grub4dos


You can mail me to abhi.82@aol.in
Please  post any  suggestions or comments.