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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:22:26 AM

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Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
like a boot floppy?

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Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:22:27 AM

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There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:


** The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
(Please check with your system manufacturer.)


** The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
(Please check with your USB flash drive vendor.)


** The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.
Typically, vendors of USB flash drives that support bootability will
provide you with a tool that will make the drive bootable.


USB Flash Drive FAQ
http://www.usbflashdrive.org/u­sbfd_faq.html


Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shah­er/Bootable_USB.html


--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups


Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Johnny Lingo" wrote:

| Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
| like a boot floppy?
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 9:42:42 AM

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"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
news:uOk%23TUtdFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:
>
>
> ** The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
> (Please check with your system manufacturer.)
>
>
> ** The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
> (Please check with your USB flash drive vendor.)
>
>
> ** The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.
> Typically, vendors of USB flash drives that support bootability will
> provide you with a tool that will make the drive bootable.
>
>
> USB Flash Drive FAQ
> http://www.usbflashdrive.org/u­sbfd_faq.html
>
>
> Create Bootable USB Flash Drive
> http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shah­er/Bootable_USB.html
>
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Johnny Lingo" wrote:
>
> | Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and
> be
> | like a boot floppy?


Please note you cannot boot WINXP from an external drive: software
limitation.
July 11, 2005 8:47:02 AM

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Yes, providing you have the prerequisites:

Download HP USB format utility Ver. 2.0.6 ( NO OTHER VERSION !!)
Upack and install
Format your USB Key ( FAT )
Copy files from your floppy (Assuming you want say a Win98 Boot Floppy on Key)
Your Key should be ready to boot from.
DONE :) 

"Johnny Lingo" wrote:

> Does anyone know how to make a USB JumpDrive into a bootable device and be
> like a boot floppy?
>
>
>
>
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