Creating a bootable zip-disk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AndyP, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a 250 mb Iomega zip-drive, and wondered if anyone know how to make a ms-dos zip-bootdisk? I hate those pesky 3,5" diskettes, would have been great if anyone have a tip on creating one in XP!
     
  2. hewee

    hewee Guest

  3. AndyP

    AndyP OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yes, and it also seems to be using its own GUI, need to make a standard dos boot-disk only on a zip-disk...grr :p
     
  4. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Couldn't you take the same exact files, from a MS-DOS bootup floppy disk, and transfer them to the zip disk? Make sure your BIOS is set to bootup from the zip drive.
     
  5. hewee

    hewee Guest

    The norton boots from a floppy and that will take you to the zip. Not sure if that is the same Norton™ Zip® Rescue that you get from Norton or not. But if it is you can boot to safe mode and or windows. It is a long boot time but it lets you get to things.
     
  6. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    If you figure it out, let me know please.