how to read from usb flash disk using dos-me

February 27, 2010 at 00:06:41
Specs: Windows XP
my laptop is compaq presario 1244,366mhz,4.5 gb hd (c: + d:)(internal),cdrom,one usb port.
my cdrom is defective,i can boot dos me from floppy. I have 1gb flash drive (kingstone) installed in the usb port. I want to move the folder of win-me from flash drive to c: or d: drive.
pls i want your help urgently.
ali maghrabi

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February 27, 2010 at 08:14:44
Configuring USB for dos is more art than science. But here's one solution:

You can also check at

Oh, and likely when you copy the files, they'll be in 8.3 format. That is, the files and directories will be shortened to 8 characters plus a 3 character extension. I know it's that way for old dos and 9X dos so it's probably true for ME too. But if it's the ME installation directory you're copying, I think all those files are already 8.3 so it shouldn't matter.

Edit I was looking again at the # 3 post in the above link. I don't know why he REM'd those lines. A REM at the front of a line tells the OS not to load that line. So if it works with the lines REM'd out then you didn't need them in the first place. Here's what the config.sys probably should be:

device = USBASPI.SYS /w /v
device = USBCD.SYS
device = di1000DD.sys

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February 27, 2010 at 12:07:46
i have solved my problem using the advises written in this site.
add thos 2 lines to config.sys file of the booting floppy.

device=USBASPI.SYS /w /v
device=DI1000DD.SYS /dm

don't modify autoexec.bat.
in the second line "m" points to the usb flash drive.
copy the win-me to the hard disk, then install the win-me.
thanks a lot to those spend their time for people in other places in this world.

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February 27, 2010 at 12:49:46
Glad it worked. Thanks for posting back.

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