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Evo N410 usb boot

Please, i loosed my Evo N410c dock to a friend,
now my OS is having problem, can i get to boot XP from my Scandisk U3 flash drive? Because i no longer have a CD rom, not even external

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I just bought a Compaq Evo N410c used.  Seems like a good unit, only it came with XP SP1 and
I wanted to upgrade to SP3.  I don't have the docking station but I do have a SONY DRX-S50U USB DVDR drive which works fine with the laptop except I couldn't get it to boot from the XP CD - until I went to HP's Driver download page for the Compaq Evo N410c and downloaded the BIOS update (the first one on the list, the windows based one).  I downloaded the file to my desktop, ran it and when it rebooted I went into the BIOS and my Sony drive was now listed in the bootable devices section.  I was then able to boot from my XP CD and upgrade to SP3.

Remember when you are doing a flash update make sure you are connected to AC power. Interrupting the flash update process will turn your laptop into a brick. (This is why I am always nervous about updating BIOS on any machine but in this case it was worth the risk).

hitesh281's procedure describes how to turn your USB flash into a bootable device however it is important to note that the machine you are using must also support booting from USB devices.  All newer PCs and laptop do, older ones will require BIOS update like mine did.

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Yes u can
its a long procedure so i would suggest u to go through the following pages
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-22_11-5928902.html
www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

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