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judas15k

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I am trying to use USB_Multiboot3.cmd and in the menu list, I can't seem to designate my USB-drive

In the menu, I have chosen "Change USB-Drive Target" and I then designate my USB stick which I have formated with PeToUSB accordingly to the settings stated in the help text (Enable Disk Format, Enable LBA(FAT16X), Enable File Copy)

It then states that "***** F: has NOT FAT FAT32 or NTFS Format and is NOT Valid *****"

I have tried both of my Sony 4GB USB stick and my Samsung 1GB USB stick and they all give me the same results..

Help plz

Edited by judas15k, 14 February 2008 - 10:48 AM.



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judas15k

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I am trying to use USB_Multiboot3.cmd and in the menu list, I can't seem to designate my USB-drive

In the menu, I have chosen "Change USB-Drive Target" and I then designate my USB stick which I have formated with PeToUSB accordingly to the settings stated in the help text (Enable Disk Format, Enable LBA(FAT16X), Enable File Copy)

It then states that "***** F: has NOT FAT FAT32 or NTFS Format and is NOT Valid *****"

I have tried both of my Sony 4GB USB stick and my Samsung 1GB USB stick and they all give me the same results..

Help plz


Solved
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This process requires fsutil.exe in the same directory as the USB_Multiboot3.cmd file.
Copy and paste and all is good

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I'd rather think your PATH variables are messed, fsutil shouldn't have to be in the same folder.
Try to delete it, extract this archive, say in c:\FIXPATH, open cmd in that folder and run FIXPATH.EXE or just use explorer to run it, let it finish, reboot and try again USB_multiboot script. Please report if that helped.
http://www.westmesat...es/fixpath2.zip

Install Windows from USB, boot Linux, multiboot and a lot more with WinSetupFromUSB


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I'm getting the same error (using latest version of USB_MultiBoot_10).

I used the HP format tool (NTFS), didn't work. I used the PeToUSB tool (tried both fat and ntfs), didn't work.

They formatted (that worked), but the error still shows up. I have a 2GB Memorex USB flash drive.

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Did you read and try what is written in the post right above yours?

Install Windows from USB, boot Linux, multiboot and a lot more with WinSetupFromUSB


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Hi all

ilko_t I have tried your method to solve my problem (which is the same as the posted one), but I am still getting the same error. I have even tried judas's solution and copied the fsutil.exe to the same folder as MultiBoot and still no joy.

Any more ideas??

Many thanks in advance

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Hi guys, first-time poster here, looking for help.

I have the same issue as juststeev, with the "NOT FAT FAT32 or NTFS Format and is NOT Valid" error on USB_Multiboot 10. Tried several different USB drives, formatted them to FAT/FAT32/NTFS, didn't work. Also tried the trick with putting fsutil.exe next to the USB_Multiboot_10.exe file. Still nothing. And finally I've also run FIXPATH, which showed up nothing, and made no difference!

What am I doing wrong??!

Is it just that I'm on Vista but trying to work with programs that deal with XP?

Help!!!!

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Why don't you try the GUI app? :unsure:

http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=120444

http://ccollomb.free.fr/blog/?p=59

If it doesn't work, and the result is similar to the one reported here:
http://www.msfn.org/...howtopic=133085

It is possibly a problem connected with running Vista.

Post the WinSetupFromUSB.log

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I'm having the same trouble - Here's what I've done so far:

Moved fsutil into the same usb multiboot folder - given it admin rights
Given pe to usb admin rights (this was causing it not to detect any usb drives)
Given the HP util admin rights
Deleted user accounts so everything has admin right (haha)
Run FIXPATH
rebooted
tried two USB drives
formatted with a different formatting util
run pe to usb outside of the dos window and chosed not to format inside
Tried the GUI app and it gives me an error on line 1:


I'm 8 1/2 hours into this so far :)

ANY suggestions would be good


Running Vista home premium


EDIT: I KNEW as soon as I posted I'd find a way to make it work lol - used pe to usb inside the gui app after looking at the log file and finding it wasn't getting any free space on the USB stick and as I type it's copying the setup files.

Edited by Reverb, 15 June 2009 - 06:40 PM.


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Alright, I am not sure if this is still open but maybe someone is still having a problem. I had the same error until I turned my Account Control to OFF. You can do that by typing msconfig in your start menu search followed by clicking the tools tab (thats for vista, for xp you have to run mscofig). Go down until you see Disable UAC (user account control). Disable it, you will get a success message, and then restart your computer (I know you wont want to but it wont work if you don't). Once thats off and reset everything will be fine and you can stop screaming that everything is formatted correctly. Let me know if this helps

Edited by Amfavs, 28 August 2009 - 01:59 PM.


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thanks to Amfaws. i didn't believe it firstly but i tried. it runs. everything is ok. i am very happy:)

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Thanks for mentioning to set Vista UAC off.

The instruction was in the Tutorial:
http://www.msfn.org/...sb-t111406.html

USB_MultiBoot.cmd is Vista Compatible, but requires User Account Control OFF.



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Running Windows 7 and Im haveing the same problem as above. Says my USB stick isnt formatted fat fat32 or ntsf and therefore not valid.
I have tried the above fixes and yet I still have the issue. Can someone explore this further?




LMAO UPDATE: Used the PE GUI Interface and walla. It sees me now... Thats after I have done all the above fixes... Now lest see if I get a successfull boot instal ;p

Edited by hungryarmadillo, 03 September 2009 - 01:41 AM.


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Running Windows 7 and Im haveing the same problem as above. Says my USB stick isnt formatted fat fat32 or ntsf and therefore not valid.
I have tried the above fixes and yet I still have the issue. Can someone explore this further?




LMAO UPDATE: Used the PE GUI Interface and walla. It sees me now... Thats after I have done all the above fixes... Now lest see if I get a successfull boot instal ;p



Please be more specified!!!! i have the same problem but i can't understant what did u do to work it out!!! same w7 problem with UAC turned off etc. etc. etc. same error!!!! X(

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Running Windows 7 and Im haveing the same problem as above. Says my USB stick isnt formatted fat fat32 or ntsf and therefore not valid.
I have tried the above fixes and yet I still have the issue. Can someone explore this further?




LMAO UPDATE: Used the PE GUI Interface and walla. It sees me now... Thats after I have done all the above fixes... Now lest see if I get a successfull boot instal ;p



Please be more specified!!!! i have the same problem but i can't understant what did u do to work it out!!! same w7 problem with UAC turned off etc. etc. etc. same error!!!! X(



I agree ... thats not very useful when someone says it has worked for them and not give any details about it.


However for anyone having problems on Windows 7, I solved it by editing the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script. At the very top you will see a line VER | find "6.0." > nul
Change it to VER | find "6.1." > nul to detect that its Windows 7 you are running the script on. fsutil should then recognize your drives correctly.

Hope this helps .... do let me know if it doesnt !

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However for anyone having problems on Windows 7, I solved it by editing the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script. At the very top you will see a line VER | find "6.0." > nul
Change it to VER | find "6.1." > nul to detect that its Windows 7 you are running the script on. fsutil should then recognize your drives correctly.

Hope this helps .... do let me know if it doesnt !


thanks! that`s the solution that worked for me.. (Windows 7)

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Running Windows 7 and Im haveing the same problem as above. Says my USB stick isnt formatted fat fat32 or ntsf and therefore not valid.
I have tried the above fixes and yet I still have the issue. Can someone explore this further?




LMAO UPDATE: Used the PE GUI Interface and walla. It sees me now... Thats after I have done all the above fixes... Now lest see if I get a successfull boot instal ;p



Please be more specified!!!! i have the same problem but i can't understant what did u do to work it out!!! same w7 problem with UAC turned off etc. etc. etc. same error!!!! X(



I agree ... thats not very useful when someone says it has worked for them and not give any details about it.


However for anyone having problems on Windows 7, I solved it by editing the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script. At the very top you will see a line VER | find "6.0." > nul
Change it to VER | find "6.1." > nul to detect that its Windows 7 you are running the script on. fsutil should then recognize your drives correctly.

Hope this helps .... do let me know if it doesnt !




How do I change the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script?

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[How do I change the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script?

R-mouse on USB__MultiBoot_10.cmd allows to Select Edit so that you can make changes in Notepad ;)

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I am getting the same error and I have tried all but one thing listed on this blog so far and still no dice. The only thing listed here that I haven't tried is the suggestion about "FIXPATH". I did not know how to do that. But no one has replied saying that worked for them anyway. I am doing this on a Windows 7 OS. I am really not at a stable mental state at this point; LOL. Beating my head against the wall. Please someone help me.

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The only thing listed here that I haven't tried is the suggestion about "FIXPATH". I did not know how to do that.

Click the link in the 3rd post, extract "fixpath.exe" from the downloaded zip file, extract it to (for instance) c:\temp\ , then double-click it or from a command line type "C:\temp\fixpath.exe" without the quotes. Then reboot and retry.

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Running Windows 7 and Im haveing the same problem as above. Says my USB stick isnt formatted fat fat32 or ntsf and therefore not valid.
I have tried the above fixes and yet I still have the issue. Can someone explore this further?




LMAO UPDATE: Used the PE GUI Interface and walla. It sees me now... Thats after I have done all the above fixes... Now lest see if I get a successfull boot instal ;p



Please be more specified!!!! i have the same problem but i can't understant what did u do to work it out!!! same w7 problem with UAC turned off etc. etc. etc. same error!!!! X(



I agree ... thats not very useful when someone says it has worked for them and not give any details about it.


However for anyone having problems on Windows 7, I solved it by editing the USB_MultiBoot_10.cmd script. At the very top you will see a line VER | find "6.0." > nul
Change it to VER | find "6.1." > nul to detect that its Windows 7 you are running the script on. fsutil should then recognize your drives correctly.

Hope this helps .... do let me know if it doesnt !


IT WORKS PERFECT!!!!!!! thanks ;)

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hi

Edited by siddhant, 28 August 2012 - 11:25 PM.


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I am getting the same error and I have tried all but one thing listed on this blog so far and still no dice. The only thing listed here that I haven't tried is the suggestion about "FIXPATH". I did not know how to do that. But no one has replied saying that worked for them anyway. I am doing this on a Windows 7 OS. I am really not at a stable mental state at this point; LOL. Beating my head against the wall. Please someone help me.




please download this file
http://www.mediafire...9qq03qrq20i8nd5

And put it in to your usb_multiboot_10 folder.
:hello:

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I am getting the same error and I have tried all but one thing listed on this blog so far and still no dice. The only thing listed here that I haven't tried is the suggestion about "FIXPATH". I did not know how to do that. But no one has replied saying that worked for them anyway. I am doing this on a Windows 7 OS. I am really not at a stable mental state at this point; LOL. Beating my head against the wall. Please someone help me.

Well, MSFN is not a blog.
And this is not an article.
You have joined a technical board (MSFN) and you are reading a thread where someone else that had a problem reported it and some other members helped in finding (hopefully) a solution to it.
You are NOT having "the same error" (or maybe you are, but without an exact description of your environment is hard to say).
What you should do is:
  • DON'T PANIC
    (assume the above to be in large, friendly letters :) )
  • take some time to regain a stable mental state (leave that poor, innocent wall alone! ;))
  • post again describing your situation, what you did EXACTLY, what happens EXACTLY, etc., see http://homepage.ntlw...ard-litany.html
and someone will possibly be able to help you fix the issue.

jaclaz




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