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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove canadian69 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... | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Floppy diskette to enable booting from external usb CD drive> Related ressources: ForumFloppy Diskette not enabled in BIOS? ForumBooting from USB Floppies OR CD Writing issues..... ForumFloppy Diskette Seek Failure, How do you fix the problem? ForumExternal 5.25 inch floppy drive for computer? ForumBooting Windows 98 from CD and USB attached hard drive ForumFloppy Diskette Seek Failure, How do you fix the problem? ForumFloppy Diskette Seek Failure, How do you fix the problem? ForumBootable CD -ROM drive ForumUSB Floppy Disk Drive - Store RAID Drivers Forummy floppy drive ... ForumF6 XP Install prob w/Intel RAID floppy ForumUSB or Not to USB Floppy Drive ForumASRock X79 mobo needs SATA drivers on a FLOPPY !? Is this a joke? ForumDell Diskette Seek Error ForumStarting an XP computer on an MS-DOS system diskette ForumNo RAID access on Sabertooth z77 ??? ForumGigabyte EP45 UD3LR not booting ForumXtreme SLI from ASUS for the RAMPAGE III EXTREME Forum"No IDE drive detected" Forum[Solved] Problem with ga-x58a-ud3r and hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !