All I wanted to make was my OCZ USB stick boot into DOS. Nothing more. I'll cut the rant and just say that I've tried just about everything over the past couple of days. I've got three PCs to try with; two have Phoenix BIOSes and the other has an AMI BIOS with USB emulation options (such as Floppy and HDD emulation for USB). First, I used a program that made a bootable USB (it created IO.sys, Autoexec.bat, COMMAND.COM, and MSDOS.SYS on the drive). It just hangs on all three machines during boot (booting as HDD) and returns an error on the AMI board when I boot with floppy emulation (Reboot and select proper boot device... blah blah). I've tried this HP Drive Key Utility. Wouldn't format my drive in Vista x64 or XP x86 so I didn't even make it far. I've tried this method by creating a virtual floppy and using the bootable files from XP MS-DOS boot disc to make the USB "bootable". Still fails when I try and boot it as a floppy, but as a HDD it throw up colored ASCII characters all over forever. Another failure. This would have been super convenient, but at this point I don't even want the functionality anymore. I just want to not lose to stupid silicon boxes. If anyone can throw any feedback at all, I'd really really appreciate it.