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So I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro from a USB drive and it hangs on the blue screen in Windows Setup and says that "Setup is starting Windows".

I'm using a completely untouched SP3 ISO directly from MSDNAA and have tried using another ISO from TPB as well. To get the installation onto my USB drive, I've tried both SARDU and WintoFlash but neither work at. I've also tried using F5 and selecting the ACPI computer option, but that still just leaves it hanging.

Anyone have any ideas? I have a Compaq Mini 110 and am using a Sandisk U3 (with U3 removed, of course) 8GB USB drive. Any help would be appreciated so I can get ready for next week's Terraria release and set up this netbook as a server
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post #2 of 12
Buy a USB DVD drive from your local electronics store, do the install from a DVD, return the DVD drive to the store.

Save yourself the headaches.
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The problem with that is I don't have any money for a USB DVD drive.
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do you have any pata/sata/ide dvd drives
do you have any other systems that can use the hdd you trying to install it on
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/5/11 at 2:07pm
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I've got tons of them. :s
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Quote:
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I've got tons of them. :s
have any external cd/hard drives

you can use the pata/sata/ide to usb controller and hook up a dvd drive to it
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/5/11 at 2:08pm
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post #7 of 12
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Oh, no.
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Quote:
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Oh, no.
I see
can you put the hard drive in another system with a dvd drive ?
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I guess, but would the installation still work properly? I guess I might as well try*.
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I guess, but would the installation still work properly? I guess I might as well tried.
well it can
if you set all hard drive controllers to a universal driver and remove all chip set and mobo driver before swapping systems


some howto's
http://www.techtut.com/Tutorial/Wind...therboard.html
http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news...ng-windows.ars


that really the only thing that comes to my mind
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 8/5/11 at 2:18pm
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