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Program to boot from thumb drive

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by ahiah9, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. ahiah9

    ahiah9 Regular member

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    A friend of mine & I were discussing this program I had a few years ago, but never go around to using. I want it now, just can't remember what it is. All I remember about it is that it modified Windows 98/XP, and copied all the boot information onto a thumbdrive or CD. If that drive/disc wasn't inserted, Windows wouldn't boot. I want to use this as a security measure. If anyone has any info on it, or something newer that does the same thing, PLEASE let me know. Thanks.
     
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    Try googling "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool"

    This app will format and allow you to create a bootable usb flash drive as long as you got a spare windows 98 cd laying around (As it needs a few files to make it bootable).

     
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    I guess I didn't make clear what I'm after. My bad. Let me try again. I don't want to boot from an USB drive, exactly. I want a program that will put the needed information for my specific configuration of Windows to boot up on an USB drive. I used to have a copy, but lost it. What the program does, is make a thumb drive necessary to perform the boot up. If the drive isn't present, the PC will refuse to boot, and power down. It pretty much transforms the USB drive into a "key" that has to be inserted before you can turn on the computer.
    I know the program is very old, and may not even run on XP. I got it at Big Lots around the time that 98SE hit. Hope this clarifies, and sorry about the confusion.
     

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