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How to without a floppy

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Nuked, 2 Mar 2006.

  1. Nuked

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    I'm using partitionmagic 7 and I'm trying to make some rescue floppy disc's but my floppy disc drive has gone **** up, some new PC's come without a floppy DD so how do you make a rescue disk without a floppy DD, I'm hoping the answer will be CD or DVD, but how?


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  2. MNuTz

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    USB Memory Pen??
     
  3. Nuked

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    Thanks MNuTz, I’ve managed to write the rescue files to a USB memory pen but I can't boot from it, I’ve had a look in the CMOS and BIOS setup and can't see anything obvious, I tried a few different first boot scenario’s but no luck yet, what should I look for and/or change.


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  4. MarkLP

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    try the one with USB in the name if there is one? USB FDD? USB HDD?
     
  5. Nuked

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    Thanks MarkLP, I tried all three USB FDD, USB ZIP and USB HDD, still no luck :mad: any other ideas anyone :confused:
     
  6. MarkLP

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    does the USB memory stick have a little flick switch on it? Its not the lock one, but some have 2 different partitions, A FDD partition and it reconises as a USB FDD and if you flick the switch you have the HDD partition and just reconises and a mass storage device!
     
  7. Nuked

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    It's no strictly a USB pen, it's a USB thingabe wotsit pen type card driver thing that I just inserted my 1gig MMcard in, is this the wrong thing to use or should it still work?
     
  8. smokey

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    you need to make the usb pen bootable - just like when you burn stuff to cd. and it should work ok. also, you need to make sure that your bios can boot from usb devices (look in your manual, and it should say).

    there some very good guides on booting from usb drivers if you google them... :)