QUOTE(Gazcoigne @ Jan 9 2007, 10:12 AM)
you could also use a floppy (new one less chance of errors)
or else create a partition on your hard drive to boot to.
I used floppy's ever since the Xtreme firmware was first released.. Everything worked fine for me up until the end of Dec when my floppy gave out half way through the flash... It was hell getting my bricked drive back using the Bad Flash Recovery method but thankfully (and with some luck) I finally got it working again..
Since my PC couldnt boot to USB and my NTFSDOS CD encounters werent too friendly ( I couldnt get it to work right.. There aren't any tuturials on how to use it either which sux) I decided to create an addition partition on my HDD...
Using Partition Magic 8.0 I created a Fat32 39.2mb (smallest Fat32 you can make) partition on my HDD and installed MS-Dos 7.1 on it in order for it could boot on startup... Then its just a matter of having all my files on that partition and whenever I want to flash I make my Dos drive bootable (using Partition Magic) and reboot my computer (which goes to dos now).. I then flash and when I'm done I use FDisk (which is installed automatically when you install MSDos) to make my windows partition the active one.. Then I reboot and am back to my regular computer..
Ofcourse theres more to it than this but this is pretty much the basics.. If anyone has any questions.. Feel free to ask.. This post has been edited by ILLPLEASA: Jan 9 2007, 08:50 PM