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My home server PC has a P4 processor. Windows seems unable to control the processor speed, so the processor heats up and the PC fan is running at full speed all day. The event log says there is a known issue with the firmware, and I should flash the motherboard ROM.

On the ASUS website I found a new ROM version and a flasher. Unfortunately, the flasher is a DOS application. The server has a DVD drive and USB.

I was wondering, is it possible to boot into MS-DOS from a USB stick? How do you create such a USB stick?

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You can use FreeDos.

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
FreeDos

I was able to use recently this tutorial: CREATING A BOOTABLE DOS USB STICK FOR BIOS

1. extract the directory “odin” from the FreeDOS .iso image
2. install HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and run it.
3. Select your usb stick, “fat” as filesystem, check “Create a DOS startup disk” and select the “odin” directory under “using DOS system files located at”.
4. press “Start”, wait a little bit and your usb stick is finished

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Followed the tutorial and booted from the usb stick. It displays "FreeDOS" and then stops doing anything. Any tips welcome! –  Andomar Jun 11 '09 at 21:17
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