bootable usb memory stick

By BasV
Jul 27, 2005
  1. Can anyone tell me how to make my memorystick bootable for W2k ?
    the command "d:\bootdisk\makeboot j:" (where j: is my usb memory stick) says I need floppy's ...

    I need the W2K version of the old dos-command sys a: so I can start up my PC without using the W2K OS on the c: , but do using my harddisks
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    There is no file in W2K.
    All that sys a: does really, is copy these system/hidden files to the destination:
    (IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM and it MUST be in this sequence!).
    You can do this manually, before you copy anything else.
    Whether your PC boots from it is an entirely different matter.
    Only the latest mobo's with updated BIOSes can boot from USB keys.
  3. BasV

    BasV TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, but I don't have msdos anymore .... :(
    Just using W2K, there are no io.sys and msdos.sys on it.
    Are there any program's which can help ?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

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