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Old 26-01-2009
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How to make a bootable Pen drive

Hi,
You would be thinking how to make your Pen drive work as a bootable Device.So here are the steps for making a Pen Drive as a bootable Disk.
  1. Copy down the boot files in the pen drive.

  2. Go to the bios Settings and go to BOOT area.

  3. Check whether your Pen Drive is listed there in the boot devices or not. Pen drive should be plugged in.

  4. Choose the pen drive as the 1st Boot Device.

  5. Save & Exit the BIOS settings (use F10 key)

  6. Computer will be restarted and you can then boot through the pen drive.
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Old 26-01-2009
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

I have heard from my friends about the same ,but was not getting the procedure of how to Make a bootable Pen Drive.Thanks now i can make my pen drive Bootable.
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Old 26-01-2009
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

Well this a cool thing to do if you don't want someone to operate your computer & don't want to setup any password then this is the option for boot.
I am even more interested in installing windows Xp on my pendrive.
Please put me in right direction for the same.
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

If you really want to create a bootable flash drive then this is the answer for you.
Its a nice guide that will help you creating your own bootable pen drive.
I hope this helps you.
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

what are the boot files in 1st step?
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Old 09-02-2011
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

A file that is having the BOOT file extension is the boot files. If you want to open the boot file then the simplest way to do that is to double-click on it and allow your computer to select that which is the default application that is to be used to open this file. As you want to make your pen drive bootable then you can use MakeBootable software. It is free software and you can use that to convert the pen drive to a bootable media. I hope that this will help you.
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

thanks for the procedure and tip i will try it
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Re: How to make a bootable Pen drive

You need these two utilities to make it-
1.BBIE - Bart's Boot Image Extractor
2.Bart's MKBT, Make Bootable
Format your zip drive to FAT 32 Filesystem , now to make drive bootable follow these steps :
1. Extract boot sector of cd using bbie [e.g "bbie image.iso" , "bbie e:"]
2. This will create file image1.bin
3. now copy the contents of the iso or cd onto you USB drive.
4. now execute this command "mkbt -c -x {you zip drive letter} image1.bin".
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