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    Bought a Transcent 8 GB flash drive the other day and now trying to make it bootable with HP's Boot Utility which I downloaded a while ago. After executing the HP boot utility program, it boots OK but found that I've got only 1.38 MB of space. Where are my 7+ GB space gone to? Don't tell me that DOS couldn't recognise it??

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    No problem with the drive itself - it has got 8G of free space. It's only when I made it bootable with the HP boot utility then it shows only 1.38 MB. Re-formatted it and all my 8 GB reappears. Maybe I should try something else to make it bootable.

    Any other good utility to recommend for this task?

    Cheers

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    Format it in FAT (in Windows), then go to Bootdisk get the 98 bootdisk, unzip it, then extract it into the flash drive's main folder. This may make it bootable (thats what I did, with the flash drive I had), to make it bootable.

    Altho, NOT all flash drives are bootable either

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Format it in FAT (in Windows), then go to Bootdisk get the 98 bootdisk, unzip it, then extract it into the flash drive's main folder. This may make it bootable (thats what I did, with the flash drive I had), to make it bootable.

    Altho, NOT all flash drives are bootable either
    Speedy, I downloaded the Win 98SE (boot98sc.exe) and formatted the flash drive in FAT32 - (only option) in Windows XP. When I run the downloaded .exe file, it asks me to insert Floppy to write. The flash drive is already inserted.

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    Nah you need a floppy not flash drive. Umm, you probably need winimage (thats what it is). To extract it. I'm getting this now

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    I've extracted that image with winimage. So, I can send it if you want it (its about 740k). All you have to do is unzip it, then copy the files from it to the flash drive

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    Speedy, got the file, extracted it to the flash drive but doesn't seem to be working. Has it to be formatted in FAT and not FAT32? There is no option in WinXP to format it in FAT.

    Do I need to run any program in there?

    I know this flash drive is bootable 'cause when I used the HP util to make it bootable, it booted fine.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    What exactly are you trying to boot from the USB?


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    Default Re: Bootable USB flash drive

    Quote Originally Posted by blam6 View Post
    What exactly are you trying to boot from the USB?
    Boot to DOS eg. Win98 dos

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