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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 12:21:06 PM

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hi,
i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d rescue
disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can how can
i do this...bob

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Anonymous
June 17, 2005 3:50:53 PM

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Turn All Of Your Old Bootable Floppies Into Bootable CD's

http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm

http://www.ahead.de/us/index.html

--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
In Memorium: Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"bob94030" <bob94030@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
> i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d
rescue
> disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can how
can
> i do this...bob
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 4:14:32 PM

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Just curious, Jack.......would this not be dependent on whether the Bios is
capable of recognizing a USB device as a bootable drive (assuming, of
course, that this external drive is USB). I seem to recall being unable to
set up a Compact Flash card as a bootable disk because my Me box
(admittedly, old) would not see the USB device for boot.
Heirloom, old and have slept since then


"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:eRooZR1cFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Turn All Of Your Old Bootable Floppies Into Bootable CD's
>
> http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm
>
> http://www.ahead.de/us/index.html
>
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> In Memorium: Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "bob94030" <bob94030@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CA7BA0B5-F549-468D-A662-8C09A7A32B23@microsoft.com...
>> hi,
>> i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d
> rescue
>> disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can how
> can
>> i do this...bob
>
>
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Anonymous
June 18, 2005 6:04:10 AM

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Wow! HL - the topic of a bootable CF card!! That goes back some 3? years
<g>. But you are quite right - depends on the BIOS.

Tried to pursue it further on my XP laptop with USB option. Copied WinMe
floppy files to my USB Pen Drive and made it bootable. Boots-up as a
'normal' WinMe floppy but haven't worked out how to install (say) DOS 5 or
Win3x onto the PenDrive. That would be an interesting exercise.

Mart


"Heirloom" <roland58XX@XXcox.net> wrote in message
news:%23a0b$$1cFHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Just curious, Jack.......would this not be dependent on whether the Bios
> is capable of recognizing a USB device as a bootable drive (assuming, of
> course, that this external drive is USB). I seem to recall being unable
> to set up a Compact Flash card as a bootable disk because my Me box
> (admittedly, old) would not see the USB device for boot.
> Heirloom, old and have slept since then
>
>
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:eRooZR1cFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Turn All Of Your Old Bootable Floppies Into Bootable CD's
>>
>> http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm
>>
>> http://www.ahead.de/us/index.html
>>
>> --
>> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
>> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>> In Memorium: Alex Nichol
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>> ------
>> "bob94030" <bob94030@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:CA7BA0B5-F549-468D-A662-8C09A7A32B23@microsoft.com...
>>> hi,
>>> i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d
>> rescue
>>> disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can how
>> can
>>> i do this...bob
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 6:04:11 AM

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My new XP box will boot to USB and it doesn't matter to the Bios whether it
is a CD, Compact Flash, etc. I did finally determine that my old Me box
Bios did not support such. IIRC, it was originally in an effort to put the
Norton AV Rescue <shudder> on the flash card. No worries on this box....I
have a Raid 0 array, made up of two 80G SATA 150's and backed up with
Acronis to a 300G IDE, plus another 80G IDE. Also have two different card
readers capable of reading multiple formats.
Heirloom, old and at least my box is speedy

"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
news:u7vgjG6cFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Wow! HL - the topic of a bootable CF card!! That goes back some 3? years
> <g>. But you are quite right - depends on the BIOS.
>
> Tried to pursue it further on my XP laptop with USB option. Copied WinMe
> floppy files to my USB Pen Drive and made it bootable. Boots-up as a
> 'normal' WinMe floppy but haven't worked out how to install (say) DOS 5 or
> Win3x onto the PenDrive. That would be an interesting exercise.
>
> Mart
>
>
> "Heirloom" <roland58XX@XXcox.net> wrote in message
> news:%23a0b$$1cFHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Just curious, Jack.......would this not be dependent on whether the Bios
>> is capable of recognizing a USB device as a bootable drive (assuming, of
>> course, that this external drive is USB). I seem to recall being unable
>> to set up a Compact Flash card as a bootable disk because my Me box
>> (admittedly, old) would not see the USB device for boot.
>> Heirloom, old and have slept since then
>>
>>
>> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
>> news:eRooZR1cFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Turn All Of Your Old Bootable Floppies Into Bootable CD's
>>>
>>> http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm
>>>
>>> http://www.ahead.de/us/index.html
>>>
>>> --
>>> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
>>> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>>> In Memorium: Alex Nichol
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>>> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>>> ------
>>> "bob94030" <bob94030@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:CA7BA0B5-F549-468D-A662-8C09A7A32B23@microsoft.com...
>>>> hi,
>>>> i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d
>>> rescue
>>>> disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can
>>>> how
>>> can
>>>> i do this...bob
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 18, 2005 10:12:07 AM

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You are correct, Heirloom, in thinking that the BIOS must support a USB
device boot.
When it does, it makes it much easier to use a flash drive to maintain ones
DOS-bootable antivirus tools, since the signature files can be so easily
updated, cf. to any CD disk, or multiple floppy disk.

--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
In Memorium: Alex Nichol
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Heirloom" <roland58XX@XXcox.net> wrote in message
news:o 2I3WO6cFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> My new XP box will boot to USB and it doesn't matter to the Bios whether
it
> is a CD, Compact Flash, etc. I did finally determine that my old Me box
> Bios did not support such. IIRC, it was originally in an effort to put
the
> Norton AV Rescue <shudder> on the flash card. No worries on this
box....I
> have a Raid 0 array, made up of two 80G SATA 150's and backed up with
> Acronis to a 300G IDE, plus another 80G IDE. Also have two different card
> readers capable of reading multiple formats.
> Heirloom, old and at least my box is
speedy
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
> news:u7vgjG6cFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > Wow! HL - the topic of a bootable CF card!! That goes back some 3?
years
> > <g>. But you are quite right - depends on the BIOS.
> >
> > Tried to pursue it further on my XP laptop with USB option. Copied WinMe
> > floppy files to my USB Pen Drive and made it bootable. Boots-up as a
> > 'normal' WinMe floppy but haven't worked out how to install (say) DOS 5
or
> > Win3x onto the PenDrive. That would be an interesting exercise.
> >
> > Mart
> >
> >
> > "Heirloom" <roland58XX@XXcox.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23a0b$$1cFHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> Just curious, Jack.......would this not be dependent on whether the
Bios
> >> is capable of recognizing a USB device as a bootable drive (assuming,
of
> >> course, that this external drive is USB). I seem to recall being
unable
> >> to set up a Compact Flash card as a bootable disk because my Me box
> >> (admittedly, old) would not see the USB device for boot.
> >> Heirloom, old and have slept since then
> >>
> >>
> >> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> >> news:eRooZR1cFHA.4040@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >>> Turn All Of Your Old Bootable Floppies Into Bootable CD's
> >>>
> >>> http://www.bootdisk.com/nero.htm
> >>>
> >>> http://www.ahead.de/us/index.html
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> >>> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >>> In Memorium: Alex Nichol
> >>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
> >>> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >>> ------
> >>> "bob94030" <bob94030@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:CA7BA0B5-F549-468D-A662-8C09A7A32B23@microsoft.com...
> >>>> hi,
> >>>> i have an external c-d writer and was wondering if i can make a c-d
> >>> rescue
> >>>> disc and make my puter recognize it, instead of floppy......if i can
> >>>> how
> >>> can
> >>>> i do this...bob
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
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