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ravisingh1 05-19-2013 12:01 AM

Issue while creating bootable usb for windows 7 repair iso
 
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After long I was able to download wndows 7 32 bit repair iso file (mine is 32 bit). I tried the below 2 methods but to no avail:

1) I used Unetbootin to prepare a bootable usb. I rebooted and did the reqd. BIOS and entered the usb to boot. But there only one menu was there named "default". And I was not able to proceed ahead. Even after clicking enter again and again i was still on the same screen.

2) Then I used Windows 7 usb/dvd download tool. I selected the iso file and pressed next. But message comes: Invalid iso file. Please see screen shot.

I downloaded the iso from the below link:
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7...m-repair-disc/

I got the info. regarding the tool I used (windows 7 usb/dvd download tool) from :
http://wudt.codeplex.com/
(though this webpage mentions about the windows 7 iso file but somewhere I had read to use this tool and download windows 7 recovery file iso to be used in that tool)

I have spent quite a time to get my windows usb repair but yet couldn't succeed. Based on this I have other works pending, so request is one can resolve it.
Is there any way to check that the iso file of windows 7 recovery I downloaded is proper or not?

kvothetech 05-19-2013 02:15 AM

Try an old version of unetbootin (494?) Also I don't know if it works for windows iso but did if=iso of=ntfspartition

Edit may need to run isohybrid before the dd command

fbsduser 05-19-2013 03:03 AM

Use winusb. It's in a ppa. It is designed to make install usb media out of win7 and win8 dvd's or dvd images.

thorkelljarl 05-19-2013 03:11 AM

Maybe this link...

There is a site with ISO images of Windows 7 marked as bootable if that will help. An installation file is legal to use as long as you have a license for that version of Win 7.

https://sites.google.com/site/linuxl...ry/windows-iso

TobiSGD 05-19-2013 06:30 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <non-*NIX - General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

ravisingh1 05-19-2013 07:26 AM

Hey all, thanks for your opinion. I searched net a lot and my problem is resolved.
the Windows 7 usb/dvd download too which I mentioned in the beginning of the post is for making bootable usb for windows installation and not for repair disk.
the tool that worked superbly is :
UltraISO

Clarify me one thing: I rebooted my system via usb. windows repair window appeared. There were 5 options. I opted 'windows memory diagnostic' and it worked fine. There was an option named 'start up repair'. This option can be used if windows encountered problem as a result of which of which it isn't getting booted. My computer is having no such problem of start up but I wanted to check this option to get a 100 % confirmation that at times of need I can rely on my bootable usb. so, if I select this option (start up repair), I hope there shouldn't be any problem and this option would help me to enter my windows. Please note again, I want to simply test this option. (my windows is fine)

Habitual 05-19-2013 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ravisingh1 (Post 4954212)
Hey all, thanks for your opinion. I searched net a lot and my problem is resolved.
the Windows 7 usb/dvd download too which I mentioned in the beginning of the post is for making bootable usb for windows installation and not for repair disk.
the tool that worked superbly is :
UltraISO

Clarify me one thing: I rebooted my system via usb. windows repair window appeared. There were 5 options. I opted 'windows memory diagnostic' and it worked fine. There was an option named 'start up repair'. This option can be used if windows encountered problem as a result of which of which it isn't getting booted. My computer is having no such problem of start up but I wanted to check this option to get a 100 % confirmation that at times of need I can rely on my bootable usb. so, if I select this option (start up repair), I hope there shouldn't be any problem and this option would help me to enter my windows. Please note again, I want to simply test this option. (my windows is fine)

This the same system that you are having troubles on with AVG/IDM and Youtube videos over at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...dm-4175462539/ ??


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