P.S.: for anyone else who's interested, I figured out that FreeDos on UBCD version 5 _can_ see USB sticks as well; however, it can't see USB backup drives such as Seagate (as a matter of fact it *does* see the device but it can't mount it as a drive).
I ran into that problem few days ago...pissed me off. Glad your problem has been solved. Good luck with the back up.
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