ESXi 4.1 not booting to USB memory stick after reboot

I have a Dell 2950 running ESXi 4.1 and booting from a 4 GB memory stick.  It runs perfectly fine, however, when rebooting the ESXi host I get the attached error.  I tried a reinstall and a normal install and still no luck.   I get the same error everytime.
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gopher_49Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Try a replacement/different USB flash drive?

it cannot read one of the files to extract.
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Jonathan WoodsCommented:
I would try recreating the bootable USB FAB on a lower sized fab like 2GB. I also had trouble when using anything above 2GB.

http://www.ivobeerens.nl/2010/10/25/install-vmware-esxi-4-1-from-bootable-usb-stick/

Also you may want to re-check the BIOS settings making sure VM is on and no other settings got changed.
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I checked the BIOS settings and all seems good.  I've already deployed 4 x Dell 2950's with all the same config/part numbers/firmware versions..  I'm beginning to think hanccocka is correct that it's simply a bad USB memory stick.  I'll swap out this afternoon and we'll see what happens.
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I did a clean install on a new USB memory stick.  I'll be able to test it next weekend.  I'll let it run for a week and will then power down the VM's, set the ESXi host to maintenance mode, and then will shut it down and power it back on.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did the new usb install, boot up okay?
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I won't be able to reboot it and test until this upcoming weekend.  I have scheduled maitenance at that time.  I'll update the ticket then.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Working Christmas Day then!

Merry Christmas!
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gopher_49Author Commented:
heheheheh...  I ALWAYS work. :)
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I never got a chance to perform maintenance.  It will be this weekend.  I'll update the ticket then.  I'm fairly sure it will boot though...  My previous install of ESXi had other issues too...  I could deploy VMWare tools to any of my guest OS'...  Now I can...  I'll update this weekend.  
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gopher_49Author Commented:
It's now working.  The replacement USB stick fixed it. I did maintenance and it came back up just fine.
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