From: Harry Ohrn on 22 Mar 2005 08:49
"BAR" <BAR(a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> If you don't have a floppy, then USB devices will prove not to be Bootable
> as most PC BIOS cannot load specifc driver files for the multitude of USB
> peripherals - floppy, CD, HDD, Memory Stick, Camera, Copier /
> Printer......the list goes on. How would one manage to get all this info
> onto a simple EEPROM. One would not need an operating system, it could
> be resident in BIOS - then it wouldn't be call Basic Input/Output System
> would it?
> "mha" wrote:
What are you talking about? Many BIOS will enable you to boot a USB device.
I have a cheapo ECS board and it does it just fine.
Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]