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Hi folks:wave:
Santa brought me a new toy, in the form of a Iomega external USB Zip disk drive.. It supposedly can format a zip disk and make it bootable for your backups and you can supposedly boot from the disk.. I say supposedly because I do not know how, the instructions are not clear and Iomega tech support is no help at all. Instructions for making a disk bootable are simple until it gets to the point of asking you to indicate the Windows ISO image--I have no idea what that is!
Next it says to set your bios to boot from the disk (oh yea, it is an Iomega Rev 70gb).. It shows up in the atapi category in the bios, along with my cd/dvd.
My backup program will make a bootable disaster recovery disk. I have tried it and tested it on the new toy and it is great EXCEPT for the booting portion...
Anyone know anything about these gadgets?? I can readily see where it would be a great asset if the booting would work...

Thanks to any/all for ideas and suggestions..:pray:

Jerry
 

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Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007
USB Boot Limitations
USB boot imposes the following limitations on Windows XP Embedded:

Crash dumps are not generated during USB boot.
Pagefile is not supported.
Power management functions such as hibernation and standby are not supported with USB boot.
EWF HORM is not supported.
ufdprep.exe does not handle USB fixed disks. Use DISKPART and FORMAT or other applicable utilities provided by the vendor to partition and format these disks.

http://www.windowsfordevices.com/articles/AT6529478988.html

http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=28700158
 
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