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Power Quest to be into USB drive to boot from.I use this software to boot from and take or restore an image. I need this to be possible with a USB?

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Hi,

Power Quest to be into USB drive to boot from.I use this software to boot from and take or restore an image. I need this to be possible with a USB?
What should i do...
Any help is of great use...

Regards
Sharath
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Hi Sharath, looks like the help won't be coming. The reaon is probably because it's not a recomended path. Most experts see a question that can't be done simply don't add any responses as there is no point. Even though it would be considerate to just to tell you that so you haven't wasted your time.
I've seen how to boot from usb but to restore an image from a usb seems complicated.
Not having done this I asked around and it's reported that Powerquest will not startup in dos..also others state you cannot install Windows 2000 or XP to a USB hard drive because Windows 2000 and XP do not support booting from USB or Firewire drives.

I'm borrowing this from here
http://aaltonen.us/2004/03/01/tip-boot-from-usb-key-addendum/

Here is the problem with attempting to INSTALL Windows on a USB memory stick. With all removable media there is a media type flag set during the communication with the M$ storage stack. The installation progs will not allow you to install the OS on a removable Device. Why? Because aside from the various problems that could cause, it takes away sales from M$. They want you to install the OS on every piece of hardware you have and not on a simple $100 usb stick and then move it to different PCs... there is no workaround. This is also the initial problem with iSCSI.


Here's some good tips about what you need to take into consideration prior, you may have heard Langa
http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/business/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=28700158
How To Boot From A USB Flash Drive
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm
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Thanks...
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You're most welcome :)
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