Boot to usb from floppy

Microsoft Windows 2000 professional - up...
December 7, 2009 at 17:24:31
Specs: Windows 7, 1.60Ghz/1gb
Im planning on making my own little laptop. and I wanted to use a usb flash drive as internal memory. This laptop is gonna be made with old hardware so its gonna have Windows 98 SE. I dont think it can boot from usb though. How do I use a floppy disk to boot usb. (startup disk?)

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#1
December 7, 2009 at 19:36:12
if you are going to embark on an adventure you need to learn the correct identification of componets and how computing works.

A usb stick in not going to be memory. It can be a hard disk per se.

Like any OS win98 needs disk drivers. 98 has no knowledge of usb.

Reconsider your plan while you learn how these things work.


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#2
December 7, 2009 at 20:23:09
My brother uses usb in windows 98 AND I made Windows 98 boot from USB before!

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#3
December 8, 2009 at 06:22:26
Windows 98 doesn't natively include any USB hardware drivers so they all need to be provided. If a driver isn't available then chances are you can't get the hardware to work. That is the issue. You have a chicken/egg situation. When you boot Win98 from a hard drive, which it can see, you can then provide drivers that allow it to see USB devices. Your problem is you want to start Win98 from a USB device when it doesn't have the driver. I am not a programmer but I would guess a programmer might be able to incorporate the appropriate driver.

Might be easier to use an OS that DOES recognize USB hardware natively. How about Win2000sp3 or later?

Can I ask you why you posted this question in the Win2000 forum?

You are running Windows 7 and are asking about Win98, so why the 2000 forum?


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#4
December 9, 2009 at 01:10:18
"Im planning on making my own little laptop"

Reminds me of Dave-the-Snake. Last time we heard from 'ol Dave, he was sawing a CRT in half. Or was it into thirds?

LOL


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#5
December 9, 2009 at 14:34:55
Attention to detail is a must have when building a computer of any kind. Hopefully, you realize you posted a hardware question (and referencing Win 98) in the Windows 2000 Forum. You also listed your OS as Windows 7. :)

LIR


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#6
December 9, 2009 at 14:45:54
Woops, didnt mean to put this topic in win 2000,sorry lol.
The reason I dont use windows 2000 sp3 is that its performance is gonna be really slow. I did that with XP SP1 and it was kinda slow. I already have Windows 98 booting from usb flash drive. So the drivers arent a problem. Although it runs "slow" but i think thats because the drivers arent installed so its running with (usb 1.0) Am I correct? If so, then I could use this on an old laptop and install usb 2.0 and it would work fast. :S i think. What do you think?

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#7
December 9, 2009 at 15:06:54
ieatlotz

I asked you why you posted where you did and you didn't bother to reply.

You can't upgrade your USB ports. If they are USB 1.1 then they stay that way.

Win2000sp3 isn't going to be any slower than sp1. If you are going to use Win2000 at all you should be running sp4 with the post sp4 updates. The service packs in Win2000 added many enhancements over the years. Better USB support, large hard drive support are just two.


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#8
December 9, 2009 at 15:14:46
"You can't upgrade your USB ports. If they are USB 1.1 then they stay that way."

Hey, for somebody that can build their own laptop, anything's possible.


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#9
December 9, 2009 at 16:32:26
Othehill, i did answer your question if you would bother to read it. (The first sentence in responce 6) Also, i would be building my own laptop so i could updrade the hardware with usb port 2.0, or use a usb 2.0 pci card. (http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?threadID=92526) Check out that link. Thanks Mechanix2Go
for keeping an open mind.

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#10
December 9, 2009 at 16:39:44
Umm, on my first post i didnt mean "memory" I meant "hard drive" sorry everyone, and thanks Wanderer for correcting me. :D Also, could we stay on topic. (Boot USB from Floppy) is it possible?

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