Boot disk with usb cdrom support?

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Crusnik

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So I have a laptop with just a floopy drive, no built in cdrom or dvd. I am getting the dreaded "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" message and want to run a chkdsk on the hard drive. The only way I know how to do that is from an XP cd.

I have a external usb cdrom, but the BIOS does not support it as a boot option. Is there a boot disk out there that gives usb cdrom support? I am not have much luck on google finding a boot disk I can download.

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Is there a boot disk with usb support that'd allow me to run chkdsk off a USB stick? Assuming it'd be possible to put chkdsk on a USB stick.

Thanks!
 
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One option would be to remove the drive and get a $10 IDE 2 USB cable so that you could run CHKDSK on the drive after plugging it into another XP machine. I've had good luck doing this, both to repair a corrupt drive, and to get files off a drive that was going bad.

John Hensley
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