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Old 03-25-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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How to format a USB Flash Drive as MS-DOS Start Up Disk?

Hello all you experts out there. I know someone can help me. I've just bought myself a USB Flash Drive (actually it's free with a purchase of CDR disks). I want to use it as a MS DOS start up disk, so I can boot from it for PC repair purpose. The software that comes with it doesn't support that option (under Format option) under XP, only under Windows 98. So, how do I go about formatting it with MS-DOS (like option when you format a floppy disk under XP and it has Create an MS-DOS startup disk). Can anyone help? Thanks...
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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This worked for me, and it works on other drives as well. Search HP.com for SP27213.exe.
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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This worked for me, and it works on other drives as well. Search HP.com for SP27213.exe.
Thanks alot! That did the trick. Now, I can boot from this USB Flash Drive.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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Re: How to format a USB Flash Drive as MS-DOS Start Up Disk?

hello
how you that please cos i can not do that.

on the dos system file locate at,first i browse to folder system32 second i browse to system and third i browse to C:, but it all appear there are no valid DOS system file locate at the specifies location

could you help me please!
thanks
Heng
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:40 AM   #5
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Re: How to format a USB Flash Drive as MS-DOS Start Up Disk?

Thanks I was just about to look for that. I have the util that turns the entire flash drive in a win98 boot drive, but I need something that would only make it floppy sized (to load a bios).
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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Re: How to format a USB Flash Drive as MS-DOS Start Up Disk?

Full instructions
WeetHet - Boot from USB Flash drive
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:43 AM   #7
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Re: How to format a USB Flash Drive as MS-DOS Start Up Disk?

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The MKBT method isn't really good IMO. I've done it on a 8GB FAT32 formatted USB drive and it rendered the existing data on it useless.

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool V2.1.8 is working great!
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