My hard drive on my Dell laptop crashed and burned. Then when I Boot the laptop nothing happens. How do I fix this? Also my laptop will not Boot into Command Prompt.
So formatting the old way is not an option. This video might help. Remember to make the specified changes in the BIOS. I installed Windows 10 a while back even had a recovery partition on it but was unable to boot into anything. I booted both on a working laptop and it read both. The F12 menu is dynamically populated based on what boot options are actually available at that time. Let me try to get this right. When it boots to the SanDisk I get, This is not a bootable disk. When I try to use the Kingston it does nothing.
It just has the flashing cursor. Both had the Windows Creation Tool installed on them. They both boot up on another laptop with Windows 10 as it should and they both worked in the past on my desktop when I upgraded to an SSD.
I understand about the boot options not disappearing but in the past the BIOs never showed Diskette in the boot priority. There are six where there use to be five. Setup is as follows:.
The smaller the better as long as the flash drive is still large enough for the Windows 10 installation files. Sometimes older systems have trouble booting from high capacity flash drives. If you want to manually wipe and prep your flash drive, do the following: - Open Command Prompt and run "diskpart". Accept the UAC prompt if you see one. Note the number of the disk corresponding to your flash drive.
Make sure this is correct!! When that completes, enter "active", then enter "assign". Just a flashing cursor. If I could just get it to boot to Command prompt window so I could type in commands I could Format the drive manually and it would probably read the USB drive. I originally formatted the new HDD using my desktop then reformatted it again using my laptop. It said format complete and I assigned the drive letter C but it never shows anything. You download the Media Creation Tool onto your system, run it, and tell it to create Windows installation media on your flash drive.
That tool then downloads Windows 10 installation files and copies them to your flash drive. In both cases, all partitions except your C drive are hidden, but they exist on disk nonetheless. Manual disk prep these days is not just a matter of creating a partition for the C drive. In addition, drive letter assignments are only remembered by the Windows environment where you configured them. Assigning a partition a drive letter does NOT write anything to the partition that says, "I should always be assigned this drive letter" so that that partition will always receive that letter even in other Windows environments.
You see the options in F2 and F USB Storage Device not being available in F12 options keeps me from from choosing that boot option even though I can set it as the First boot option in F2. Browse Community. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
Showing results for. Search instead for. Did you mean:. Please help. Anonymous Not applicable. USB storage device not showing in boot menu. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. JOcean 5 Iridium. Re: USB storage device not showing in boot menu. I hope that makes sense. Dell Support Resources.