Boot Disk On Zip Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by contender, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. contender

    contender Guest

    I just purchased an Iomega 100MB USB Zip Drive. I like it. Kinda bought it for the simply fact I hate dealing with all the different boot disks that I use with OSes and fixing others PCs.

    I want to make a boot disk mainly for my XP because it requires 6 disks and I HATE having to transfer all 6 disks. When I download the bootdisk file from and first run it, it asks for the letter of my drive to extract the files, I select G for the Zip drive but the program doesnt continue.

    How can I go bout setting up so my zip dish replaces all 6 floppy disks for my xppro installation?

    Also bcuz its a usb drive will it still recognize it on boot if i go into my cmos and change boot up drive settings?
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Why don't you just use the xp cd instead of the six floppies? Much easier.
  3. contender

    contender Guest

    ive never been able to boot from my cd for some reason, so instead of tryin to figure out the prob ive always been using floppy disks to boot from