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Can BING solve this problem?

Postby Dwingorp » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:54 am

Hi!

This is not a problem with BING, but another problem, where BING may be the solution.

If I leave my Sandisk Cruzer plugged into my machine, when I reboot I hit a black screen with a cursor. It looks to me like maybe BIOS is finding an MBR, but no boot program, since there isn't one. (I use the Sandisk only for storing data.) I don't want to keep unplugging the Sandisk, and I don't want to change the boot sequence of my PC.

Can BING (or some other software) make some change in the Sandisk so that BIOS will not see it as a bootable device, and totally ignore it?

Thanks.
D.
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Re: Can BING solve this problem?

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:40 am

Is there a specific reason you don't want to change the boot order? If you leave the UFD plugged in all the time that seems like the easiest method.
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Re: Can BING solve this problem?

Postby Dwingorp » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:11 pm

TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Is there a specific reason you don't want to change the boot order?

Yes. I have rescued myself from major OS or partition disasters in the past by being able to boot into a repair 'disk' on a key drive EASILY. The machine I'm talking about is old and too full, and another disaster wouldn't surprise me.

Can BING make the small drive unbootable, or is there some similar solution?

Thanks again.
D.
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Re: Can BING solve this problem?

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:59 pm

you can remove the active flag ... view mbr .. click set active on the
active partition on the ufd while holding the left shift. apply.

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TeraByte Support(PP) wrote:
> Is there a specific reason you don't want to change the boot order?

Yes. I have rescued myself from major OS or partition disasters in the past
by being able to boot into a repair 'disk' on a key drive EASILY. The
machine I'm talking about is old and too full, and another disaster wouldn't
surprise me.

Can BING make the small drive unbootable, or is there some similar solution?

Thanks again.
D.

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Re: Can BING solve this problem?

Postby DrTeeth » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:48 pm

On Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:11:16 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
Dwingorp disturbed my reverie and wrote:

> or is there some similar solution?

There are many freeware/open source utils to enable a USB stick to
boot. I use 'Rufus'.
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