Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


zaharmd

[SOLVED] Problem on HP equipment

Recommended Posts

I'd prepared bootable USB flash drive with Windows XP using USB_MultiBoot.cmd according to these instructions (Steps 1, 2 and 3). :thumbup

It works perfectly on some boxes (Samsung laptop, HP dx2400 PC) and doesn't work at all on some HP laptops (HP 2140 Mini-Note, HP nx9420 laptop, HP nx6125 laptop). I cannot boot this USB drive no matter the BIOS settings. I tried all possible combinations. At the same time I was able to boot USB drives with Hiren's Boot CD or USB Reanimator on these HP laptops. I've tried different USB drives (Lexar, HP, Samsung). I've updated BIOS FW on all laptops. Nothing helped :wacko:

Does anyone had similar issues?

Any workaround?

Edited by zaharmd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What exactly happens when you boot on them? Freezes on black screen or blinking cursor? Boots the internal disk? What exactly?

How large is the USB stick? What tool did you use to format it? In what file system?

Do you copy anything to the USB stick, before launching USB_multiboot? Do not, do it afterward.

Edited by ilko_t

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What exactly happens when you boot on them?

Freezes on black screen or blinking cursor?

Yes.

Boots the internal disk? What exactly?

No. Stops with black screen and blinking cursor.

How large is the USB stick?

I've tried 512MB, 1GB and 2GB sticks

What tool did you use to format it?

HPUSBFW.

In what file system?

NTFS

Do you copy anything to the USB stick, before launching USB_multiboot? Do not, do it afterward.

I've changed nothing.

The most strange that it works on HP Desktop and Samsung laptop...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didi you try the "usual" troubleshooting steps, using other filesystems?

FAQ #10:

http://home.graffiti.net/jaclaz:graffiti.n...SB/USBfaqs.html

Try using the newish app by wimb:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...5306&st=196

and/or the one by steve6375:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7739

IF nothing of the above works:

Choose one, and only one of your sticks.

Get Hdhacker and save the MBR (first sector of PhysicalDrive) and bootsector (first 16 sectors of Logicaldrive if NTFS, just one if FAT16 or FAT32):

Compress the two files together and attach the archive.

jaclaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to up this but this worked for me as well. HP NX6310 gave same annoying blinking cursor. Might be useful to add to readme or something. Thanks!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
But, why it doesn't like to work with me on HP500 and HP530 using 8GB Stick "Kingston Data Traveller 120"

Owww :realmad: , comeon, you should have learned by now that we are not (yet ;)) mind readers and that the stoopid crystal ball tuning guys are simply a bunch of incompetent and lazy bastards!

WHAT :w00t: have you used to partition/format the stick?

With which settings?

Which Filesystem?

Which MBR?

In the meantime, all I can give you is my standard reply #32 :

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/?showtopic=2587&st=1

:whistle:

jaclaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
@jaclaz

this is just wondring how it works with him, but i realize that 'zaharmd' is using 2GB stick.

anyhow, this is the original post

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&p=894525

if you remember you helped me there too much but unfortunately, i got the blink cursor.

i used USB_MULTIBOOT_10 as usual with it's HP format tool

So you managed to double post AND revive unneededly a thread marked as [sOLVED] AND completely failed to read the present thread. :realmad:

The whole point is that the HP USB format tool in some configuration DOES NOT WORK properly, and that ANOTHER tool needs to be tested in such cases.

More generally, the use of the HP USB format tool is currently deprecated EXACTLY because it is subject to failures on some hardware.

Now, be kind, take your time and READ:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9460

Particularly, READ the whole thread by Fuwi:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=21702

ALREADY linked to by cdob previously.

jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for double post which i don't mean it.

i don't know that "Solved" means not to comment on it anymore.

sorry again...............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...