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Booting from USB on XP


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DonnaB

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Hi,

I have a question concerning booting from a USB on my XP Dell Dimension 3000 series. Could someone help me please?

Why is it that when I press F12 to access Boot Menu to choose boot from USB it is found in the list, yet when I choose that opinion to boot from USB and hit Enter I am presented with Boot Manager is Missing.

Upon entering BIOS to change the boot order, the option to boot from USB is not listed.

Is there a way to get this XP to boot from the USB?

Thank you,

Donna
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Hi DonnaB

are you sure that the Boot files on the USB stick is correct ?
if you are trying to Install XP from USB stick try to create the USB stick using the Windows USB DVD Tool
you can get it from Microsoft Store
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Hi todo,

What I am trying to achieve is a little experiment on my test computer with xPUD and run the userinit_fix file to get the log to see what it displays.

I wasn't sure if this was the place to elaborate on my intentions or not. I just want to get the USB to boot.

Edited by DonnaB, 05 June 2012 - 10:24 AM.

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well just try anything else first to boot from USB

i donno ubuntu or something just to Get our head around the Problem and determin if it the PC fault or the
USB stick Files i think you understand what i mean

Good Luck
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How did you get xPUD on the USB stick? Sounds to me like it's not bootable.
Try it on a different computer to check.
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Hi Ztruker,

I followed the instructions here.

Tried to get it to boot on 2 other computers to no avail. Not sure what the problem is really. Think I might follow the instructions here to create a bootable CD using xPUD iso though I'd rather see if I can get the USB to boot.

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to put my little experiment on hold for a few days.

Thanks for posting! :happy:
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Take a look here: Creating LiveUSB

Click on the USB tab.
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Ztruker? The page says to download the file then insert USB and double click to execute.

Daft question alert!

Download where? To the desktop of my laptop? Shouldn't I insert the USB then download to the USB then rename isolinux.cfg to override syslinux.cfg?
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Download to you hard drive.

Did you click on the USB tab as I mentioned? It says:


Download LiveUSB creator for Windows or Linux
Insert your USB drive into computer, then double click it to execute
After done, rename isolinux.cfg to override syslinux.cfg on your drive
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