How to make bootable USB flash drive?

Hi Experts,
How to make a bootable USB flash dirve to boot and include Windows XP in it for easy installation? Thanks
okdockyAsked:
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PUNKYCommented:
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PUNKYCommented:
How much capacity of your flash drive? and do your system have usb boot option?
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okdockyAuthor Commented:
Hi Punky,

I have 2GB usb flash drive and my system has usb boot option.
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PUNKYCommented:
Here is an article that shows you how to make boot xp with usb thub drive:

http://www.crn.com/177103275
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nobusCommented:
note that it will be very slow . .
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haim96Commented:
OK, i did it once ,it's very odd way to do that... but it worked.

make sure your BIOS enabled to BOOT from USB.
disconncet your HARDDRIVE from your machine but live CDROM drive or/and floppy
plug your DOK to the USB and reboot from CD or floppy with win98 boot (dos)
now, run FDISK, since you don't have HARDDRIVE connected ,FDISK
will consider the DOK as DRIVE C:
make a partition, set it to active (so it will boot)
then reboot again (from win98,still without HD connected) run: FORMAT C: /S
this will install the boot files on the DOK.
remove the boot floppy/CD and try to boot from DOK.
hope it will work for you, for me it worked great on 2GB DOK.

good luck!
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haim96Commented:
ohh... and after that you can copy the XP installation to the DOK
and run it from there...
i used it to run GHOST images from thr DOK.  :)
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okdockyAuthor Commented:
I will try to make it. I will let you know when I am done. Thanks everybody for help.
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okdockyAuthor Commented:
Hi Experts,

I did the same as haim96 told me to do. But it does not boot from usb drive. I set usb first boot in BIOS.  I use Windows 98 boot disk to create partition and set active, then I format c: /s to usb flash drive. After it done with format. I then reboot and check in the usb drive has 3 files, they are io.sys, command.com, and msdos.sys. Do I miss any steps or do something wrong?
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PUNKYCommented:
Did you try the procedure in the link I posted above?
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okdockyAuthor Commented:
Hello Punky,

I read it and I don't understand. It's complicated. I don't know what to do.
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