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    Default Backtrack 3 on USB won't boot

    Hello everyone,

    As the Title says my Backtrack 3 won't boot up from USB. I'm trying to boot it up from a Vista laptop. This is what I did (with and without UAC):

    Format it to FAT32 mode
    Execute bootinst.bat (it was the correct drive)
    Edit BIOS to boot the USBs up first
    Then when I plugged it in, it just came up with a blank screen with the cursor.
    When I tried another USB port it just came up with a blank screen without the cursor.(I tried every USB port)
    I tried leaving all the blank screens on for about 15 minutes, they still didn't do anything.

    I wish I could just use a CD and use BT4, but I don't have any CD's that can go over 700MB (I'm probably just going to buy some higher grade ones if nothing works). I did try BT4 on my USB, which still didn't work; I got the same results.

    I have searched the forums and came up with nothing (but if, in my ignorance, I didn't search enough, I would gladly accept a link). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you,
    ~Twitchy

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    Have you tried to use the flashdrive with different laptop?

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    I don't have another laptop, I was thinking of putting it on my main computer, which is a desktop, but I wouldn't be able to take it anywhere.

    I tried backtrack 4 beta, still didn't work. Next I'm going to try it on my main computer.

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    Mind the edit button Twitchy5. Your posts as a new member have to be moderated first. This is in the rules, might want to read them now since you did agree to them.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    Mind the edit button Twitchy5. Your posts as a new member have to be moderated first. This is in the rules, might want to read them now since you did agree to them.
    No, I did, I just forgot that the posts are moderated first, and when I realized that I double posted and that it WAS being moderated I deleted the first post. So do you have any suggestions on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitchy5 View Post
    So do you have any suggestions on this?
    Try the off-sec site for guides videos etc.
    http://www.offensive-security.com/
    There is also several guides here as well.
    Check md5sum, Try media with another computer/laptop.
    If it works then it's more than likely the laptop. If not then the media.
    Try Ubuntu as a live media see if it works.
    If you are not the latest bt4 p-f then get it.
    That should get you started.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Yea, thanks for the link, though I already looked there.
    I found out that the problem is my labtop.
    I went to the store and got me some DVD-Rs loaded them up with BT4 on it, and it worked.
    Probably just because it couldn't take USB's to boot up. Thanks for the help anyways guys.
    ~Twitchy5

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