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  • Incomplete install procedure

    Hello there:

    when one is going thru the procedure for the exe to install program to USB drive is it normal for the image file NOT to install to the flash drive?
    I don't know if the issue is because I am using a 64bit system to create the flash drive program, the install exe also is formatting the flash drive (2gig) down to 250mb.
    All that is installing is approx 8 mb of program....(help folder & EFI folder), nothing else at all.

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  • #2
    is it normal for the image file NOT to install to the flash drive?
    The purpose of the ImageUSB software is to copy the disk image file (xxxx.img) to a USB drive and make the USB drive bootable.
    So if it didn't do this, that would not be normal. But from your screen shot it it says, "Imaging complete". So it looks like it worked OK.

    the install exe also is formatting the flash drive (2gig) down to 250mb.
    The formatting information is actually part of the .img file.
    So ImageUSB doesn't format the drive as such, it just copies the existing formatting from the source disk image.
    But, yes, this will overwrite any existing formatting / partitioning on the drive. It doesn't effect the physical capacity of the drive however and you can wipe the drive to return it to full capacity.



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    • #3
      The install exe goes completely thru the process, but when all is said & done there's only 8mb on the drive.......the image hasn't been put on the flash drive

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      • #4
        Did you try and boot the USB drive?

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        • #5
          Yes I have.....the op/sys I'm doing this for is another computer, the bios *sees* the flash drive, the drive is 1st to boot from, but the boot process goes right by the flash & straight to the failed op\sys that is in trouble.

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          • #6
            How old is this system? Maybe it doesn't support UEFI BIOS? UEFI is required for MemTest86 V8.

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            • #7
              Well...that answers any question about the compatibility of the program with the laptop bios, this is old (2009) design is standard bios.

              Still am baffled as to why the install exe is only installing 8mb onto the flash drive & not the entire (the image file displays as 512mb before installation).

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              • #8
                The source IMG file was a image of an entire USB drive. Including some free space that was on the drive.
                Free space is good for writing log files and test reports to the USB drive.

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