USB Pen Drive in DOS?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Phil, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Hi all.

    I have a USB pen drive which I am trying to get working in DOS. What I mean
    is that I am trying to access it via a start-up floppy. I am using Windows
    XP SP1 with a Windows 98 boot floppy.
    I have the drivers for the USB drive on cd and I am wondering, is it
    possible to put the drivers on the floppy and edit the config.sys file in
    order to load them from floppy?

    Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Phil, Aug 28, 2004
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  2. Phil

    Thor Guest

    unlikely, as the supplied drivers for the pen drive are most likely designed
    for windows only. I believe has DOS drivers for USB
    devices. Perhaps that may work for you.
    Thor, Aug 28, 2004
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  3. Phil

    Phil Guest

    Thanks for the reply,

    As you say, "as the supplied drivers for the pen drive are most likely
    Windows. Just wondering if the drivers could be loaded from a Windows 98
    boot floppy?

    Phil, Aug 28, 2004
  4. Phil

    Thor Guest

    A win98 startup floppy disk doesn't normally boot the GUI. It boots to a
    basic DOS operating system. It may be called a "windows startup disk", but
    it's essentially just DOS 7+ at that point. The drivers will not work if
    they are written to be run *in* windows. Meaning, within the windows GUI
    Thor, Aug 29, 2004
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