How do I make a bootable USB "key" for a Gateway 700S
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I have a Gateway 700S running Windows XP Professional. My BIOS is MV85010A.15A.0075.P13
Haven't been able to make a FreeDOS or MS-DOS system that the Gateway 700S can boot from. The boot procedure seems to start working, but I get a message indicating COMMAND.COM can't be found.
In addition, why can't a floppy that was formatted on Windows XP, NT, etc., be used for the BIOS upgrade? How can I be sure that the floppy disk that I made for the upgrade of the BIOS to P15 was actually made correctly? Do I get an error indicating that the flash procedure wasn't or can't start, or does it just die in the middle leaving me with an unusable system?
Also, how can I save a copy of the old BIOS or how can I get a copy of the version that my system claims it has?