dos bootable usb bootdisk.com HP tools - some notes

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk, Dec 11, 2007.

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    www.bootdisk.com guy mentions using HP tools..

    I will just add..

    There are 2 tools ,

    There is the 45MB thing, which installs really fast. so prob includes
    other things too.
    HP Drive Key Boot Utility
    IT IS NOT NECESSARY.
    I have not used it


    And there is the more plain.

    HP USB DISK STORAGE FORMAT TOOL.
    HPUSBF.EXE
    HPUSBFW.EXE

    That does more than just format. It can format it and make it bootable

    You just need HPUSBFW.EXE

    Both are here
    http://www.bootdisk.com/plan20/hpflash1.zip
    and elsewhere. if you were to google those things above.

    Mentioning that info is important for googling, because at one point
    mr bootdisk.com`s HP link to it went down.

    ** HP USB DISK STORAGE FORMAT TOOL **
    ** HPUSBF.EXE , HPUSBFW.EXE **


    You need to point HPUSBFW to bootable system files (like on a win9x
    bootable disk or disc - floppy or cd/dvd. So, command.com and
    io.sys). It will take them from the directory you point to that has
    them.
    If you can make a bootable floppy disk, win xp can, great.. though
    requires a floppy drive (internal or usb)

    The bootdisk.com guy has them under
    Non-Windows Based Image Files W/ImageApp
    http://s93616405.onlinehome.us/bootdisk/win98c.zip

    winimage can open it though is evaluation. Which is fine.

    To see the files e.g. on the usb key, make sure you
    in win xp
    tools..folder options..show all files, and uncheck hide system/
    protected files.

    You cannot naturally boot win xp on any machine `Cos of chipset issue.
    You can boot DOS and if you were mad, then prob Win9X.

    Could boot a LIVE OS (traditionally an OS adapted to boot from CD..
    But now USB too)

    In the BIOS, make good use of the down arrow to see all options in
    what is available to boot from!!
    But like changing a CPU multiplier in the BIOS. The option may be
    there but it will only work if the MBRD supports it.

    Similarly, I suppose, if an option is not available, then the
    potentially dangerous process of flashing your BIOS, (to latest
    version) may help. But for this particular option, it may be more
    likely that your MBRD does not support it. Just a guess.
    , Dec 11, 2007
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