Remember the good old days (MS-DOS 6.22) that your system is running great and then one day it doesn't boot? You immediately put in a disk into your drive, boot the system up and that great looking "A" prompt would be there? How can I do that with a flash drive? I've tried at least 1/2 a dozens from googles and they want you to just make a copy of your windows 7 CD, and then when you boot it off the flash drive, that program wants to reinstall windows 7. I don't need that, I want to be able to find the flash drive. The reason now is more interesting is that since I have a DELL computer, I'm trying to get back into the recovery part of my hard drive and re-connect to that. I've tried F8, CTRL11 and both those don't seem to work at all. Well the F8 does, but can't find "how to restore your computer back to factory settings. So that's everything in a nut shell, and any help would be great.