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can't create boot flash drive

Postby schmibble » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:17 pm

On a Win7 Pro system I'm trying to create a BIBM 1.42 USB boot disk using an old but known good thumb drive (formatted FAT32; I can copy files to/from). But when I attempt to create the disk, Makedisk refuses to do so, saying, "Drive M is in use and cannot be accessed."

No, drive is not in use (other than being plugged into the system). I have tried three different USB ports, both USB 2 and USB 3, and the result is the same each time after fresh Windows logoff and logon.

Help?
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Re: can't create boot flash drive

Postby Brian K » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:16 pm

schmibble,

You mentioned trying different USB ports. Have you tried different USB flash drives?
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Re: can't create boot flash drive

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:55 am

run chkdsk M: /x on it to force dismount.

make sure it's not open in any explorer or command prompt as well.


"schmibble" wrote in message news:14334@public.bootitbm...

On a Win7 Pro system I'm trying to create a BIBM 1.42 USB boot disk using an
old but known good thumb drive (formatted FAT32; I can copy files to/from).
But when I attempt to create the disk, Makedisk refuses to do so, saying,
"Drive M is in use and cannot be accessed."

No, drive is not in use (other than being plugged into the system). I have
tried three different USB ports, both USB 2 and USB 3, and the result is the
same each time after fresh Windows logoff and logon.

Help?

TeraByte Support
 
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Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm


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