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Floppy diskette to enable booting from external usb CD drive

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CPU P4 2.0GHz



My laptop's CD drive is missing and

I can't afford a replacement.

The BIOS does not support usb booting.

To install XP, I first load the 6 Microsoft SP2 diskettes

which then allow me to install XP from the XP Setup CD

in my external usb CD drive.

I would like to be able to restore my C drive partition

from an image created using Macrium Reflect.

To do this I need to be able to boot BartPE from a CD drive.

How can I make a diskette allowing me to to boot into BartPE,

or other utilities, from my external usb CD drive?

Thank you.

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Isn't it a lot easier to just take the drive out of the laptop, connect it to

a (fully working) desktop-PC and make an image there? :hello:

Just an idea :rolleyes:

Sure that would have been my first choice but I don't have the hardware to adapt my laptop's drive to my Desktop PC.

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