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By qpeabody ·
I'm looking to make my jump drive, thumb drive, USB drive bootable. More specifically network bootable. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks.

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by haileyan In reply to Bootable

There is no way to make a USB device bootable. You may be able to find DOS drivers to make the device work in DOS but that would still require booting to a floppy first.

Until motherboard manufacturers start making motherboards that recognize USB devices a bootable you are out of luck. Currently they do not.

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by qpeabody In reply to

I think you may want to reconsider your statement and check out this link. http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~shaher/Bootable_USB.html

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by haileyan In reply to Bootable

Cool. I am glad you found the answer. I take it your motherboard supports booting to USB drives? What model motherboard do you have?

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by mikex In reply to Bootable

Here you are:

Recommendations for Booting Windows from USB Storage Devices
Updated: August 23, 2004

This paper provides information about booting the Microsoft? Windows? family of operating systems from Universal Serial Bus (USB) storage devices. It provides guidelines for BIOS vendors, IHVs, and OEMs to work together to create USB boot enabled products.

And the explanation from the manifacturer of WIN OS:

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/storage/usb-boot.mspx

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by jimatshaw In reply to Bootable

This utility is the BOMB!! Give it a shot.

http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/hpcpqdt/us/download/20306.html

Found this at : http://www.aaltonen.us/archive/2004/03/01/tip-boot-from-usb-key-addendum/

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by qpeabody In reply to

Thanks, but I already found these sites.

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