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I need to boot from DOS with USB support so the Quick Restore cd installs automatically on startup for my compaq presario 1200 from an external cd rom drive, but the bios in my machine doesn't support USB, is there a floppy image that could do the trick? Note: I need it to run the quick restore cd automatically, *NOT* manually like selecting i386 and the like, but like it would do when booting normally.

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Please, take note that what you "NEED" is not always what is "POSSIBLE". For a start, I don't understand what do you mean by a boot from DOS.
Now, if you have a Quick Restore file on a USB and your computar won't suppert USB, I understand that your USB resident Quick Restore is from another computer.. Maybe that's not what you wanted to say but that's what I understand.
Finally, if your computer is not supporting USB, it's a rather "vitage" computer. Later versions of Presario had a USB port. Also, if my memory won't fail, the maximum memory you can have on a Presatio 1200 should be 128 Mb or maybe 256 Mb and Hard disk should be 2 Gb - 10 Gb (range of a cheap pendrive)
If you want to use your computer, my best advice: forget about instaling that USB and get yourseld a Windows 98 SE. You still can run Office 2000 or the Office XP and use it for doing homework.
Maybe, a better idea might be to find some CD resident LINUX distribution that might run really fine. There are some that look and feel just like Windows and work easily on old computers.

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Search around for any BIOS update that may be available.

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Its not possible that BIOS can reject any USB device, you can use USB DVD in case if the BIOS is not accepting it so you can try to restore BIOS. Just go to the BIOS screen and look for the option to reset it. Normally it done by F9. Thank you.

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