I begin thinking that there is a communication problem....
When I say
Do use the HP format utility using DOS files, as in my FAQ's ( #4), DO NOT DO ANYTHING MORE, and see if you can boot DOS directly.
It does NOT mean copy DOS files to it before trying to boot it, you should supply DOS files to the HP Format Utility.
If you tried using FAT32, try again using FAT16, go through the troubleshooting steps in FAQ #10.
So I need USB-Drivers?http://johnson.tmfc.net/dos/usbdrv.html
i don't have a floppy...
Actually, NO, you DO NOT NEED usb drivers if you boot FROM the USB device.
On the contrary, you NEED them if you boot from another device.
And you don't need a floppy, if you are able to boot through Grub4DOS a floppy image, THAT image must contain USB drivers to access the stick.IF
you don't succeed following the above, don't worry, we can still use a virtual machine like QEMU to solve the problem.
1) Download Qemu manager from here:http://www.davereyn.co.uk/http://www.davereyn.co.uk/download.htm
you want the package "Qemu Manager Version 3.0 For Windows (October 2006) With QEMU 0.8.2 and KQEMU support"http://www.davereyn.co.uk/qem/setupqemuk30.exe
and install it
2) Download Roadkil's Diskimage here:http://www.roadkil.net/DiskImg.html
and use it to ake an image of the stick on your hard disk
3) Start Qemu manager, make a new virtual machine setting the freshly made stick image as first "hard disk C:" (hda) and a good, working Win98 installation floppy image as "floppy disk A:" (fda) and check the checkbox boot from floppy
4) Boot the VM and once it has booted from floppy, use FDISK on the virtual hard disk drive to make a new DOS primary partition, set it as active.
5) Re-boot the VM and once it has booted from floppy, use FORMAT C: /S to format it transferring to it the DOS system files
6) Shutdown the VM, uncheck the "boot from floppy" and try booting the VM (from hard disk)
7) If it works, and it should, close Qemu and use Roadkil's Diskimage to transfer back the image to the stick
8) Try booting from the stick, if it does not work, try again using a smaller primary partition, and/or replying NO to the initial FDISK question "Do you want to enable large hard disk support", as an alternative, you can experiment with Ranish Partition Manager 2.40 here:http://www.ranish.com/part/
that gives more control on paritioning, see also my page here:http://home.graffiti.net/jaclaz:graffiti.n...B/USBstick.html
for more hints/things to try