You could try a BIOS upgrade. Now hiring Independent Sales agents World wide. High commission please see www.seedsv.com for more info. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Barry Aronson" <baronson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "PCWorks mailing list" <pcworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <WinTips-Tricks@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 5:35 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] USB DOS Drivers for External HDD > > > I made a dreadful mistake by purchasing a USB external storage drive > because it won't boot or allow any DOS recognition, nor will it allow me to > image the drive using Ghost or Drive Magic 2002 > > Has anyone had a similar problem and solved it by using an unsupported > driver? I downloaded and copied to my boot device a file called > "duse.exe" It is version 4.2 and build 65. It works a couple of > ways: Firstly an addition to your config.sys file adding > DEVICE=C:\DUSE\DUSE.EXE then a whole bunch of options to be used as > needed. Secondly it works from the autoexec.bat file. > > Anyway neither method would allow my computer to boot until i removed the > line from the config.sys and autoexec.bat files. > > Also I keep getting boot errors about Vfloppy.sys not found and fake floppy > file not present. These are emanating from the Drive Image program I am > sure but one of the options for DUSE is vflop and it told me at boot that > my C: drive does not support Virtual Floppy Boot files. > > To sum up please anyone who knows what to do or even knows there is nothing > to do let me know. This is an expense that I allocated for myself but in > doing so thought that i could install various OSs and be able to image my > system to this new drive. It is a Maxtor 3000LE 120 GBs External > USB2.0/1.1. I called Maxtor and all they could tell me was they were sorry > but the senior tech turned me on to this DUSE program and said they don't > support it but confidentially it works to give the drive USB recognition in > DOS. :) > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.