Floppy diskette to enable booting from external usb CD drive Tags: Motherboards External USB CD Drives Windows XP Last response: June 3, 2010 6:20 PM in Motherboards Share stevemarks19 June 1, 2010 8:01:11 PM My laptop's CD drive is missing and I can't afford a replacement. The BIOS does not support usb booting. To install XP, I first load the 6 Microsoft SP2 diskettes which then allow me to install XP from the XP Setup CD in my external usb CD drive. I would like to be able to restore my C drive partition from an image created using Macrium Reflect. To do this I need to be able to boot BartPE from a CD drive. How can I make a diskette allowing me to to boot into BartPE, or other utilities, from my external usb CD drive? Thank you. More about : floppy diskette enable booting external usb drive canadian69 a b V Motherboard June 3, 2010 5:55:15 PM What make/model is the laptop, just out of curiosity? You need to read the instuctions on http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/ BartPE requires that you have access to the files on your XP CD. For reflect read here http://www.macrium.com/blog/2008/09/22/HowToCreateABart... m 0 l stevemarks19 June 3, 2010 6:20:59 PM My laptop is a GATEWAY 450SX4, P4 2.0 GHZ, 512MB RAM. I have to use a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card for file transfers because it only has 2 USB 1.0 ports. I have a 250GB Desktop HDD in an external USB enclosure. My flash drive is a 4GB LEXAR Firefly. Thanks for replying m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan you make a bootable windows 7 cd/usb or recovery cd from non booting hard drive? Forum External usb floppy drive dont work with printer Forum Booting Windows 7 from a USB Drive/External HDD? Forum USB, CD-Rom drive and floppy drive problems Forum SolvedPC with no CD/DVD drive won't boot from bootable usb. Forum Installing drivers with an external USB floppy drive? Forum USB External Floppy Disk Drive Help Forum How install Windows xp? (No floppy, no CD-ROM, no, USB boot..) Forum External USB Floppy Disk Drive for laptop Forum boot from floppy/cd to external hdd ? Forum Install linux without cd, floppy, usb boot, pxe, previous OS Forum How to install os no cd drive and usb drive at this time i can't buy external cd drive Forum Boot sector help for install with no CD, floppy or USB Forum Is it posssible to view a boot without a cd rom drive or a floppy driv Forum SolvedBoot failure when external USB 3.0 drive connected Forum SolvedCan't boot from a USB external drive, on a 2006 PC Forum First boot and OS install from external (USB) disc drive Forum Linux usb floppy boot of hard drive Forum how to detect or boot external cd/dvd drive in HP Pavilion dv2000? please help me thanks! Forum Booting from USB Floppies OR CD Writing issues..... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !