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    No luck creating a bootable USB stick.

    I'm trying to flash the firmware of my Samsung F3 1 TB hard drive.

    Hi guys, I downloaded various utilities to create a bootable USB stick and both my computers ignore it. It recognises the USB device in BIOS. have set it as first boot device etc.

    I been using HP drive key boot utility which should be a breeze and is highly recommended. It seems to format and place bootable files on the memory stick and a folder to place the utilities you wish to run.

    Also tried HP USB disk mass storage tool which I have linked to some other boot files I have downloaded.

    The main interest is just flashing the firmware, if anyone knows any ready-made CD-ROM that would be great

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    Re: No luck creating a bootable USB stick.

    Try this: Makebootable

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    Re: No luck creating a bootable USB stick.

    http://forums.hexus.net/2043402-post3.html

    You could probably make use of the pre-created ISO for Samsung drives linked in that thread.

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    Re: No luck creating a bootable USB stick.

    I've found that the easiest way to make a bootable USB stick for multi-vendor HDD testing is by using "multibootisos", choosing the DOS ISO option, and just putting the additional vendor-supplied .exe files directly onto the USB stick filesystem. Once the DOS "ISO" loads, you can then refer to the USB stick files by going to C:

    A week or so ago I attempted to use one of the HDD maker ISO images with multibootisos and it failed miserably - just using their DOS .exe works fine. You may have to extract it from the ISO or floppy image file.

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    Re: No luck creating a bootable USB stick.

    Thanks peoples, look forward to trying these methods out. Cheers

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