Windows XP forum: Installing XP on netbook from flash drive

by: jrod01210 January 8, 2011 11:35 PM PST

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Installing XP on netbook from flash drive

by jrod01210 - 1/8/11 11:35 PM

I followed the steps from this how to http://www.ocia.net/articles/xpflashdrive/page1.shtml I have everything added to the flash drive as it shows on the how to. When I try to go to txt mode it says "To set up windows XP now, press enter" I do. It then says "setup has recognized the following mass storage devices in your computers: <none>" I press enter to continue. Then it shows me the partitioned space on the computer. I have one partitioned space, partition1 [fat] and no unpartitioned space. When I press c to create a new partition nothing happens, when I try to delete the partition it says "setup is unable to perform the requested operation on the selected partition. This partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation." I press enter to continue. It takes be back to the previous screen, now if i press enter to set up windows xp on the selected item it get two options Covert the partition to NTFS and leave the current file system intact <no changes>. If I choose the convert option it says that "Setup has determined that drive U: is corrupted and cannot be repaired. Setup cannot continue. If I choose the no changes option it says the same thing.

Now for a little back ground. This is a gateway netbook lt20 that was running windows XP home edition and this is what i am trying to reinstall. It has no CD drive. Windows is corrupt and needs to be reinstalled. I do not care if I lose anything on the computer i just want it to work again.

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