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When a computer is powered on, the BIOS ("basic input output system") has only a few commands available to it, and the main one is to search for a "boot device" - a storage device which contains "bootable files". The first device it finds with "boot records" is used to load the operating system.
Usually this is the C drive, but could also be a floppy, USB flash memory, or CD.
In order to get the boot records onto a device, a special option must be used when the device is formatted. This boots the boot records in a place where the BIOS knows to look for them.
So, a bootable file (or "bootable device") is a storage device which has been set up with these boot records.
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
SOURCE: bootable pandrive ?
Just try this out:
a. Copy down the boot files in the pen drive.
(These files can be the files present on the Bootable cd or floppy we use)
b. Go to the bios Settings and go to BOOT area
c. Check whether your Pen Drive is listed there in the boot devices or not (Note: Pen drive should be plugged in)
d. It yes, then choose the pen drive as the 1st Boot Device.
e. Save & Exit the BIOS settings (use F10 key)
f. Computer will be restarted and you can then boot through the pen drive.
Note: Pen drive we use for this should be a dedicated one of size from 256MB to 2GB and contains only the BOOT data not any other data.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
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