How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

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#1 peter100191  Icon User is offline

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How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

Posted 10 February 2010 - 10:44 AM

Hello,

I recently wrote a program to copy files off of a hard drive with a corrupted copy of windows. I'm not sure how to make it run off of my flash drive in dos. I set boot priority to only boot off of the flash drive yet it will not run. I tried writing an autorun.ini file, which did nothing. I think i need to make a boot.ini file.

Help? :)
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Re: How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:07 PM

Not sure on exactly the best way o do this, but is it possible for you to install any OS onto another partition? That way you can access the entire hard drive from whatever OS you decide to install. Once you get all your files, you can delete the old partition.
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Re: How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:54 PM

View PostSplatocaster, on 10 February 2010 - 12:07 PM, said:

Not sure on exactly the best way o do this, but is it possible for you to install any OS onto another partition? That way you can access the entire hard drive from whatever OS you decide to install. Once you get all your files, you can delete the old partition.


Well that's a given but I want to use my app because it is a lot faster, and I can also customize it any way I want.

Nevertheless thank you for your thoughts :)
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Re: How to make a console app. boot off of a flash drive on startup

Posted 10 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

Setting the boot priority to boot off flash drive is fine as long as the flash drive is bootable. See if this link helps
http://www.intowindo...m/bootable-usb/
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