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    Have used various of BT and some may remember me from a year or so back but I have a strange issue on one particular USB key (got given it its 2gig)

    have used BT on other usb sticks but this one is weird I cant get the USB to boot

    I tried the bootinst.bat with the following output :-

    Setting up boot record for F:, wait please...
    Reading boot sector: The parameter is incorrect.
    Disk F: should be bootable now. Installation finished.

    Read the information above and then press any key to exit...
    So I did some poking about mounting it with a VM of BT2 repartitioned etc etc

    QTparted seemed to have an issue with the drive having a cluster size of 2048 and so did the bootinst.sh script in the /boot folder

    so I went back to windows and tried this :-

    C:\Documents and Settings\CurioCT>format f: /FS:FAT32 /A:512 /X
    Insert new disk for drive F:
    and press ENTER when ready...
    The type of the file system is FAT32.
    Verifying 1945M
    The specified cluster size is too small. The minimum valid
    cluster size value for this drive is 2048.
    which seems to me I cant format this stick for 512?

    is this all red herring or is it the reason i cant get this stick to boot?

    or is there something else can anyone help?
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    Hi CurioCT - long time no see around here.....

    It does seem a bit of an odd one!
    Did you try any of the big-guns partition management programs? I know they're sometimes a bit of an over-priced over-kill solution but they do prove useful sometimes.
    Hirens?

    I've never come across it before, so it's kinda hard to look into it without such a stick here....just corruption maybe? - maybe someone else has seen this odd formatting?

    Sorry I can't offer any insight with it, but please post any further development with it. It'd be interesting to see

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    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...X-UNITY-I23839

    try this

    or hiren boot cd

    pttd rebuild .....
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamanvirtuel View Post
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...X-UNITY-I23839

    try this

    or hiren boot cd

    pttd rebuild .....
    Yeah I've tried the HP tools no dice but I hadnt thought of hirens will give that a bash later
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    "32-bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16-bit patch to an 8-bit operating system originally coded for a 4-bit microprocessor, written by a 2-bit company that can't stand 1-bit of competition".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re@lity View Post
    Hi CurioCT - long time no see around here.....
    yeah new job less flexibility, but more money
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