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    How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    I am trying to use the HP Boot Utility to make a bootable USB drive for a PC

    http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/fi...oad/23839.html

    But is seems to load a Linux OS when i'm looking for DOS.. (maybe I'm useing the wrong settings)

    I tried to format the USB Drive but the "system files" box is greyed out...

    Any ideas

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    It uses a linux boot loader.

    If you want to use it to boot to a floppy then just supply it with and image of the floppy or a floppy disc.

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    FlashBoot

    www.prime-expert.com/flashboot

    I think there was an article in PC Plus or PCW a couple of months ago on how to do it manually - I'll see if I can find it...

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    Thanks for the input Guys.......

    I see that Ghost has a Boot Wizard.. :-)

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    Is there anyway you can get XP setup to boot off USB? I want the actual XP setup.. not to run XP itself from USB

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    Is there anyway you can get XP setup to boot off USB? I want the actual XP setup.. not to run XP itself from USB
    That's a good idea... I'm sure it would be possible

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    There's also a nifty guid eon the wiki that shows how to put UBCD onto a USB drive. From there you could then boot all manner of things.

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    Re: How do I make an USB Drive Bootable.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    There's also a nifty guid eon the wiki that shows how to put UBCD onto a USB drive. From there you could then boot all manner of things.
    Hmm.. the possibilities are endless Cheers ric will have a look

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