Booting a USB in Floppy Mode

USB flash drive has become a commonly used device that acts as a "journey of filing cabinet." In place of the voluminous piles of CDs, this compact device makes it easier for everyone to have their important files and documents on the fly. And since this device has replaced what used to be placed on our "floppy" once, maybe the best time to transfer all the files in this innovative data storage device. This usually requires the need for USB flash drive bootable floppy mode.

When we boot, which basically means the manipulation of the characteristics and configuration of hardware and software to serve our purpose. This also applies to external hard drives such as USB flash drives. At boot successfully flash the drive in disk mode, you get access to the unit and obtain images of your disk. This way, you can use the image to a bootable CD. The other big thing to come out of this is the use of "write raw". This is a utility for Windows that allows the computer to write the floppy image to the USB flash drive. Even without the hard disk utility, making the USB thumb drive boot can do the trick.

These are some of the things you need to do in this project:

* A PC that supports booting from a USB stick. Check the BIOS for details. No problem for the new equipment purchased by the newly constructed units supports this functionality.
* A flash drive that supports booting applications generally contains boot / system files and starting area.
* References to the A: drive lines.
* A formatted floppy disk in Windows XP when used as an XP boot disk.

To start a USB flash disk in the floppy mode, needs to start first.

Here is how to manually boot from USB flash disk:

* Make the USB drive drive drive sequence. The flash disk not allow any of those active boot partition or in any other way. To do this, simply connect the unit to the computer and going to the BIOS and start the boot sequence. If this fails, disconnect or turn off the other units of the system.
* Boot your computer to a DOS shell from the boot floppy or CD and make sure the USB flash drive is plugged in
* Run the flash disk.
* Initiate the establishment of the primary partition on the USB drive by clicking on "Set active partition" on the flash disk. If your USB flash memory does not have a primary partition and then use flash to create a disk.
* Exit flash disk.
* Restart your computer, this time with a shell from a DOS boot floppy or CD with the USB cable plugged in and
* Verify the contents of the primary partition of the USB drive, you can use the DOS command "dir c:"
* Format and copy the boot file to the primary partition of the USB flash drive, you can use the DOS "format / sc" command.

Write the master boot record to the USB drive to run "fdisk / mbr" without altering the partition table.

* Restart your computer after booting the USB drive. If all went well, the c:> prompt appears.

These tips may or may not be effective, even when done correctly. In any problem with your USB flash drive booting problems, you can consult a qualified technician.