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4GB Voyager - Booting issues


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I've searched through the messageboard, but I couldn't find a definitive solution to my problem. I want to boot from my USB 4GB Corsair Voyager key, but with no results. I've used HP tools, Win98 boot disks, Corsair's own software, and a few others, but none of them work.

 

My computer is a Sager NP4750 Notebook (specs can be found at http://www.sagernotebooks.com). I've been able to boot from USB just fine with this computer, using the Corsair USB Flash keys (the black ones), as well as an Attache card and a USB 2.5 inch external HDD enclosure.

 

Is there any way to make the Voyager flash key work? If I could get it to function just like the black Corsair flash keys, everything would be perfect. What is is about this flash key that makes it completely useless for this type of functionality when it seems like every other device can do it fine?

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I had same problems, couldnt get anything to boot, then managed to get bartpe to boot, using pe2usb. So I guessed then somehow it must be bootable, but then after a couple of times messing about with it the bartpe wouldnt boot, so I found ezrecover returned it back to some kind of default.

 

Firstly I used this to completely reset the voyager

http://www.houseofhelp.com/corsair/EzRecover_Corsair_49140.zip

 

If you have a floppy drive, i used this to create a system disk

http://spock.uccs.edu/pub/bootdisks/boot622.exe

 

An finally this, formatted to FAT, HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, v 2.0.6, with option ticked to use Create a dos startup disk.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/serveroptions/us/download/20306.html

 

Depends though why you want to boot from it, we wanted to use it for ghosting, forget it, way to slow.

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I've already tried that with absolutely no luck. My bios (Phoenix Bios 4.0 release 6) doesn't even see the Voyager as connected to the system at boot up (even though it can see virtually every other device I have).
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I have had nothing but problems with my Voyager 4GB as well.

 

I can't get it to boot on my IBM Thinkpad T40 or my Abit KV8. - Both systems see the flash drive, but neither of them will boot to it.

 

I have a couple other machines/motherboards to test it on, but so far my results pretty much mirror what has been said here so far.

 

Is there some reason that the Voyager just doesn't like to boot?

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Please call our Tech Support at 1-800-205-7657 when you are in front of your system and we can try and help you solve the problem. Our hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time Monday thru Friday excluding holidays.
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Please call our Tech Support at 1-800-205-7657 when you are in front of your system and we can try and help you solve the problem. Our hours are from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time Monday thru Friday excluding holidays.

 

Hey, I just wanted to report that I spoke with the RAM GUY and he was able to figure out why my 4GB Voyager was not booting. I am happy to report that I am able to get it to boot now with no problems on the systems that offer bootable BIOS support.

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