I'm upgrading windows based instruments from 98 to XP. We don't have an internal CD-ROM drive so I'm using a USB DVD (Sony DRX-710UL). We need to repartition to include a restore image and I'd like to just boot up a diskette copy over the restore image and then used a restore diskette to re-establish the C: partition. I can do this all with NET USE instead of the CD-ROM in the lab with no problem. I've created a boot diskette to load the USB CDROM device driver using,
MSCDEX.EXE /D:USBCD001 /L:Q
When I boot the driver is loaded the drive found and assigned Q: it then returns to the command prompt but my USB keyboard (which is enabled in the BIOS) is now dead. How can I get around this?