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Floppy diskette to enable booting from external usb CD drive

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#1 steve.marks59


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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:33 PM

CPU P4 2.0Ghtz

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.

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

You bios does not support USB booting. Thats your problem. Check your manufactures website for a bios update that supports USB booting. Without USB support there is nothing you can do.
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