> USB stick boots DOS but not Windows?
bwana
post Sep 6 2007, 01:42 PM
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How can this be possible? I had a little help from Gerd over at USBoot. org and he said:
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You managed to boot DOS from USB so there is some kind of USB booting support in your BIOS. But you will only be able to see the XP boot menu after putting 'ntldr', 'ntdetect.com' and 'boot.ini' on the USB device if 'boot.ini' contains at least two lines/selections in section 'operating systems' and if you formatted your USB device with a NT boot sector. The dos boot sector will not look for 'ntldr' and so is not suitable in that case.
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So I guess I have to 'properly' format my usb stick with an NT sector. I used the HP usb format application to make a FAT 2gb partition on a 2 gb usb stick. This will boot into dos. However, I do not know how to format it with an NT sector, if that is really my problem. Is there any experience here with this issue?
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bwana   USB stick boots DOS but not Windows?   Sep 6 2007, 01:42 PM
DaemonForce   Can you use cfdisk?   Sep 6 2007, 08:00 PM
bwana   Can you use cfdisk? well, i tried many things to ...   Sep 7 2007, 04:03 PM
DrZharn   How can this be possible? I had a little help from...   Sep 11 2007, 03:26 PM

 

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