Hey everyone heres the scenerio, I have a laptop that was made in about 2003 and had xp loaded. DVD drive is now dead and need to reinstall windows xp. So I got a usb cdrom drive. BIOS supports usb data drive but will not boot this dvd drive on startup, but will a USB floppy drive. So my idea is to make a bootable floppy drive that can enable my dvd drive to work in dos and install windows. I have spent the last 5 hours going over all different boot disks that claim to work with no sucess. I tried duse, ect. I finally got a windows 98 boot disk and USBASPI.sys to recognize the drive, but then I get an error (command.com is currupt or missing). Any help please? here is my config.sys setting and autoexec.bat settings [config.sys] device=himem.sys /testmemff device=usbaspi.sys device=usbcd.sys /D:mscd001 [autoexec.bat] LH %ramd%:\MSCDEX.EXE /D:mscd001 /L:%CDROM% Drive is a LITEON USB EZDUB (recognized as a LITEON IHAS120). I have been through bootdisk.com's steps also with no luck.