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I want to format a device to be an MS-DOS boot disk but I dont have a floppy disk drive. Unless you show me one on ebay thats 5 dollars or less I cant buy it. I wanted to know If I could format another device, I have plenty of them for example SD, micro SD, flash drive some I don't even know the name of but If you know the name I would greatly appreciate it.

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You could very easily create a bootable USB with dos with the old HP drive formatting tool/.

Depending on your needs, you might also be able to use freedos from a cd, or possibly install it to other devices from that.

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This is great but can you direct me to the HP website where I can download it (i would really appreciate it :) – Jake Inc. Jun 18 '12 at 15:37
    
HP replaced it with a new version thats inferior - third party sites are the only way to get it. – Journeyman Geek Jun 18 '12 at 15:38
    
Ok, fine thanks – Jake Inc. Jun 18 '12 at 15:46

You'll need to download the HP Flash Utility and the Windows 98 MS-DOS System Files.

Follow instructions listed on this site:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/46707-ms-dos-bootable-flash-drive-create.html

And next give a bit more info on which OS you are using, etc. I am going under assumption that you are using Windows.

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Yeh Im having some problem with the software can you direct me to someone who can help me – Jake Inc. Jun 18 '12 at 22:49
    
hpflash1.zip (sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/…) & win98boot.zip (sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/…) – George Jun 20 '12 at 20:42

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