Making a bootable USB pen is easy it’s just the other rubbish like dose the workstation support that brand of USB pen to boot off.
Here is my guide (very easy):
1. You need to download a peace of software called HP Drive Key Boot Utility Version 7.41 from HERE
2. Build an RM build disk stranded and tweak it (if you want)
3. Make sure the RM build disk is in the a:\ and a blank USB pen is fitted.
4. Start the HP Drive Key Boot Utility
5. Click next, then select your USB pen drive letter and next
6. Click, Crate new or replace existing configuration and next
7. Click, Floppy Disk and next
8. Click Image from floppy, select drive letter and next
9. Wait a few sec’s till it say “Configuration Successful” and Finish.
You now have a bootable USB Pen.
All the staff here use Novetech laptops only a few months old and we use Kingston DataTraveler sticks.
Kingston DataTraveler DT1/1GB
Kingston DataTraveler DT1/2GB
I have tried this with a Kingston 1G and the novatechs build happily off it but I did the same thing with the 2GB ones and they just bring up “Disk I/O error”.
We have the old RM Ascend the ones with the white cases and blue fronts.
We have mix and match mother boards from the MSI MS6787 to the ASUS P5VD2-TVM.
This is due to the MSI MS6787 over heating and crashing the workstations so RM replacement them for us.
MSI MS6787 – Both Kingston pens don’t work at all but I did get them to build off one RM safe drives.
One of the two works: Blue 64mb or black 128mb
ASUS P5VD2-TVM – Both Kingston pens work fine with no problems.
So really I think its a case of trial and error or maybe get a topic open asking for people to tell us what they use.