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Old 07-07-08, 08:28 PM Thread Starter   #1
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bootable usb key for volt mod not working?


i am trying to do the bios volt mod for the 8800gt, but i am running into a roadblock. i have used the hp flash drive formatting utility, and downloaded the proper win98 files necessary to make a bootable flash drive.

i go into the bios and change the boot order and place "removable" first. then, when i try to boot, it says "invalid system disk, please insert and press any key" or something to the effect.

what is going wrong?

i have seen some discrepancies as to whether or not to use a FAT file system or a FAT32 file system, but other than that, i am out of ideas.

help!

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Old 07-07-08, 08:44 PM   #2
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when booting try hitting esc and go to the boot options then select the usb drive there...thats how i did it...

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Old 07-07-08, 08:57 PM Thread Starter   #3
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i did that...

i went into the bios options and changed the boot order...

FAT32 is the file system that you format the key to, correct?

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Old 07-07-08, 09:16 PM   #4
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Make sure you have all the files for the 98 bootdisk. Or, try using the ntfs for formatting the drive.

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Old 07-07-08, 10:05 PM Thread Starter   #5
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well, i don't have the option of making it bootable when i try to format it to ntfs.

can you possibly post a link to the win98 files? maybe i have an incomplete bunch. also, if you could post any info that you referenced when you learned how to do it?

i can't understand why the usb key isn't working...

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actually i think it was fat16 that i formatted mine to....use the hp tool to do that.

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Old 07-08-08, 08:38 AM Thread Starter   #7
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i only have three options, FAT, FAT32 and NTFS...

i have tried with both FAT and FAT32, and neither seemed to work. what could be wrong?

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Old 07-08-08, 10:07 AM Thread Starter   #8
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could it be something in the bios blocking the booting?

does anyone have a link to the appropriate win98 boot files?

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Ah man took me a good 2 years to find the evil files need to boot my PC with. Some editing and piecing of files together and finally wallah I got it. Its a rather small amount of files.

If you PM me your e-mail I can send you files that should work. You must be formatted for FAT on the USB drive as well.

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Your problem is specifying 'Removable' I think, on all my boards a thumb drive appears in the HD list under boot options. Open that and select the USB drive.

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Old 07-08-08, 07:32 PM Thread Starter   #11
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thanks everyone, i figured it out. as El<(')>Maxi has indicated, i didn't realize that after formatting to FAT, the computer recognized the flash drive as a hard drive. thanks for all your help!

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