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MAKING  A  BOOTABLE  DEVICE

  USB Stick
  CD ROM
  Floppy Disk
  System Analyser Files
  Utilities

  USB Stick

    Making an USB-stick bootable:
      To make an USB stick bootable you can use this utility:
      HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool version 2.2.3    or    (version 2.0.6, Windows and Dos))
        (!!! This utility deletes all the files on the USB stick, Backup to files first !!!)
      You need a boot floppy made with FLOPPY DISK
      Only the IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM are copied.
        (Or download these files: dos files)

      If you want to do it yourself:
        The stick has to have an ACTIVE primary partition.
        With SYS or FORMAT /S you can transfer the system files to the stick

    To let your computer boot from the USB stick:
      Under constructionů

    If booting of a stick does not work:
      You can always use the stick together with a bootable CD-ROM or floppy
 
    If the USB stick is not usable after boot with CD-ROM or floppy,  then this is a solution:
      You have the add a CONFIG.SYS and 2 or 3 files to your CD-ROM or floppy:
        USBASPI.SYS and DI1000DD.SYS
      With the DOS of Windows98se you need (if there is to less memory) HIMEM.SYS
        Files Download

  CD ROM

     I cannot describe all the burn programs
     In short this what you have to do:

     Put a bootable 1.44 floppy with the files you need in drive A:
     Put a CD-R(W) in the CD-writer (I use an 8cm CD-RW)
     In the Burn program select: CD-ROM boot
     Select: source of boot image: A:\
     Burn the CD.

     This is the most simple way to make a bootable CD
     After booting your CD acts as an 1.44 floppy

     You can use also a bootable USB-stick as source or a bootable Hard disk partition.
     As long as the size fits the CD-ROM.
 
  Floppy Disk

     (I prefer the DOS of Windows: Me, XP, Vista, 2003)

     Put a 1.44 Floppy in drive A:

    Making a DOS boot disk in Windows XP, 2003 or VISTA

       Open the Explorer
       Select: the floppy drive
       Right-click
       Select: Format
       Select: Create an MS-DOS startup disk

       You need at least the: IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM
       You can delete the files you do not need.
       If you do not have an US keyboard, then you need the KEYB.COM file.
       You can put that in AUTOEXEC.BAT
       KEYB xx   (xx = the keyboard country code)

      Making a DOS boot disk in Windows ME

        Go to the Control Panel
        Select: Add/Remove programs
        Select: Startup Disk
        Select: Create Disk

        You need at least the: IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM
        You can delete the files you do not need.
        If you do not have an US keyboard, then you need the KEYB.COM file.
        You can put that in AUTOEXEC.BAT
        KEYB xx   (xx = the keyboard country code)

      Making a DOS boot disk in Windows 98se

        Method 1:
          Open the Explorer
          Select the floppy drive
          Right-click
          Select: Format
          Select a format option: Quick or Full.
          Check: Copy system files in Other options.

          You need at least the: IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM
          The drvspace.bin normally is not necessary

        Method 2:
          Go to the Control Panel
          Select: Add/Remove programs
          Select: Startup Disk
          Select: Create Disk

          You need at least the: IO.SYS, MSDOS.SYS and COMMAND.COM
          You can delete the files you do not need.

        Method 3:
          In DOS or a Dosbox:
          Go to C:\
          Execute: SYS A:
          Or if you also want to format the floppy: FORMAT A:/S
          Check if the COMMAND.COM is also copied.
          You can copy that from C:\windows\
          (COPY  C:\windows\command.com  A:)

        Sometimes you need HIMEM.SYS (to drive part of DOS high to preserve memory)
        or also EMM386.EXE (not recommended)
        You can copy them from c:\windows\
  
        If you do not have an US keyboard, then you need the KEYB.COM file.
        You can put that in AUTOEXEC.BAT
        KEYB xx (xx = the keyboard country code)

      Making a DOS boot disk in Windows NT or 2000

        Not possible

      If you want to use the CD-ROM

        You need 2 files: MSCDEX.EXE and a CD-ROM driver like OAKCDROM.SYS
        You have te add a line in CONFIG.SYS :       DEVICE = OAKCDROM.SYS  /D:MSCD000
        You have te add a line in AUTOEXEC.BAT :  MSCDEX  /D:MSCD000
          Files Download

  System Analyser Files

    The files you need on the bootable device:

    The shareware version:
      SA53S.COM
      SA53S.XXX
      SA53S.LIC

      SA53S.PIF                  If you want to use it in windows
      SA53S.DO0                If you want to use the Help 2

    The Registered version:
      SA53.COM
      SA53.XXX
      SA53.LIC

      SA53.AWD
      SA53.PCI
      SA53.PCL
      SA53.PMP
      SA53.PNP
      SA53.SMB
      SA53.VID

      SA53.PIF                  If you want to use it in windows
      SA53.DO0                If you want to use the Help 2
      SA53.INI                   If you want to suppress result groups from the result file
      SAREP.COM            If you want to suppress lines of the result file
      SAREP.INI               Settings for the SAREP.COM
      SAXML.COM            If you want to translates the result file to the XML format

  Utilities
    Under constructionů

    File browsers:
      Volkov Commander version 4 (short)
        (Volkov Commander version 4 (full))
      This is a very small Norton Commander clone

      Volkov Commander version 4.99 + doslfn (short)
        (Volkov Commander version 4.99 (Full))
        (Doslfn (full))
      This version needs xms or swap file
      With the Plug-in it can read long file names

      Volkov Commander sites

    Partition manager:
      Easeus Partition Manager Home Edition

    DOS NTFS programs:
      Ntfs_h            www.free-av.de
      NtfsDos          www.sysinternals.com
      ReadNtfs        www.ntfs.com
      Ntfs4Dos        www.datapol.de