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townie2

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hi everyone. the hard drive on my Asus Eee netbook completely crashed out of the blue, losing everything on it. i decided to replace it with a 120GB SSD, trouble was getting XP back on it again. i formatted the flash, put the XP ISO on it, set BIOS to Compatibility, and to boot from flash. something didn't quite go right, and i don't have full XP functions, i do have a full backup using EaseUS Todo on a portable hard drive, and installed the program on the netbook (via flashdrive, won't connect to the net wireless or hard wired). when i try to install the backup on the netbook, i get drive is different size than original, and image already on Disk. i was wondering if i can connect the netbook to my Desktop computer via USB cable, and if it will recognize the DVD Drive so i can run the actual XP Disk to the netbook and get it to exe.on the netbook. i don't think i can use the EaseUS program on the netbook without an OS installed.
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Wolfeymole

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What are the boot option in the bios Townie?

If you have the option to boot from an external optical drive then why don't you obtain one and use the XP disk on that, an external optical drive is never lost especially when it comes to Netbooks.
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