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bk T
29-07-2008, 05:02 PM
Just bought a 4GB flash drive and tried to make it bootable with HP Drive Key Boot Utility (downloaded from HP site) and my old Win98 floppy Boot disk. Followed the steps (HP) very closely but could not get it to work!

I have done it before with my old flash drive but couldn't do it this time. Any better utility program other than HP that will work?

Speedy Gonzales
29-07-2008, 05:08 PM
Its not one of these Ducati 4 GB's is it??

If it is, it isnt bootable. This was confirmed by Sandisk NZ. When I emailed them a while ago.

NOT all USB flash drives are bootable.

bk T
29-07-2008, 05:21 PM
Its not one of these Ducati 4 GB's is it??

If it is, it isnt bootable. This was confirmed by Sandisk NZ. When I emailed them a while ago.

NOT all USB flash drives are bootable.

It's a Transcend JetFlash V10. How do I know whether it is bootable or not bootable? Is it stated any where?

Speedy Gonzales
29-07-2008, 05:26 PM
It's a Transcend JetFlash V10. How do I know whether it is bootable or not bootable? Is it stated any where?

Might be on the site, I had to email Sandisk to find out

rumpty
29-07-2008, 09:40 PM
I have a Kingston Traveller USB drive which I made bootable with that HP utility.

Speedy Gonzales
29-07-2008, 09:48 PM
Yup, but not all USB flash drives are bootable tho.

The Sandisk 1 GB I've got here.

All I had to do was get a 98 bootdisk from bootdisk.com extract it, then copy the files to it. That was it, it was bootable.

Bantu
30-07-2008, 07:38 AM
The pages I read on making a bootable Flash Drive was not to exceed 2Gb
At the time I was making a Win XP bootable Flash drive.

sroby
30-07-2008, 04:17 PM
Some PC's will NOT boot from a USB PEN drive (but will boot from USB HD).
(Good one Gigabyte)

SolMiester
30-07-2008, 05:38 PM
Use Moka Baremetal VM creater, dont need an O/S on the PC.....put ya PC on the stick!