How can I execute a DOS application during startup using a USB stick?

February 10, 2012
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Can somebody please help me in executing a DOS program (.com files) during startup using  a USB stick (usb flash drive). I’m a complete novice regarding this stuff so a step-by-step tutorial would be of great help

  1. Anonymous
    February 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Running Programs from DOS
    http://www.comsci.us/dos/commands.html
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000598.htm

    you can start applications by using Autorun USB utility tools
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/Autorun-USB.shtml

    Run Apps on a USB Thumb Drive Automatically
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/137733/run_apps_on_a_usb_thumb_drive_automatically.html

    Start .EXE, .BAT or .COM file from batch file
    http://www.batchfile.org/start-exe-bat-or-com-file-from-batch-file/

    you can try to edit autorun.inf, to launch .com programs when inserting usb key. Have a look here
    http://dailycupoftech.com/usb-drive-autoruninf-tweaking/

    How To Boot From A USB Flash Drivelash Drive
    http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

  2. FIDELIS
    February 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Hello, if you do not mind my asking, what kind of command are you trying to run?  You could try making a DOS bootable USB flash drive by following the instructions in the link below. 

    http://www.tnthelpforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1598

    The following link also has the ISO image link for Balder if the above link does not work for you:

    http://www.finnix.org/Balder

    Keep in mind that you will have to change boot order in your computer to be able to startup from flash drive.  To do so, you would have to enter BIOS and change order so that USB flashdrive is first in the list.  The key to press changes according to BIOS and computer manufacturer.  For a list of keys to press, visit the next link:

    http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

    If you need to get an image of DOS to create a DOS bootable USB drive, visit the following link: 

    http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

    Also, If your computer does not have the option of booting from USB, try the following tool:
    http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/index.html