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DOS by USB - problems


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#1 Barnack

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

After i've read many guides, using the program called "Bootable USB Drive Creator Tool", i made an USB pendrive with DOS inside. Now the pendrive is correctly recognized as a boot disk. So, to test it, at computer starting, instead of select the Windows ME hard-disk (that currently doesn't work), i selected the USB pendrive "Kingston".

But instead of read the DOS files, the computer does nothing. (the used pendrive usually lights when files are read or written).

I see just as follows:

 

j_

 

any A:/ , B:/ , C:/ , D:/ , E:/ , F:/ ,

anythig works on the keyboard, apart Control+Alt+Canc, that set off the computer.

 

What should i do to make mine USB-DOS work correctly?

 

 

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i tested the pendrive in another computer, and the dos starts without problems...


Edited by Barnack, 04 October 2013 - 12:43 PM.


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#2 milon

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:08 AM

That's a strange problem.  Good to know that it boots DOS on another computer.

 

What is the hardware of the computer that boots DOS from the USB drive?

 

What is the hardware of the computer that does not boot DOS from the USB drive?



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

What version of DOS did you put on your pen drive.  If you used a new one, guess what, ME wont read it, doesnt know what it is.  Plus what BIOS.CMOS do you have on your broken computer.  Look on the mother board, is the CMOS battery on there still.  If so, does it hold a charge.  With a system this old, could be the CMOS battery is dead (looks like a watch battery), just ideas would need more info.  PS you should never get a B drvie... I know you were saying IE whatever, but just so you know... B drive is as old as a Apple 2E


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

Problem solved with a bios update. Thanky you however

 



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:58 PM

good to hear, if BIOS starts to act weird, you might need the chipset drivers as well.  Usually you load those first then BIOS, but if its working then dont fix what aint broke. 

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