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Can not re-install XP. Get "Unmountable boot volume" error.

I live in Spain and just bought a new Eee PC 1000H. It's really great, but the Windows XP is in Spanish (I can read Spanish, but being English, I prefer to work in my native language of English).

I have my original XP disk in English and have created a Slipstream disk with SP3. I've rigged-up a Plextor DVD drive to a USB port, and set the boot priority to that drive. The install starts well, but before the HD partition options appear, I get a "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME" error.

I've re-created the install disk using 3 different methods in case the problem was there, and I've even created a version on a bootable USB stick, but I always get the same error.

Searching the web, it looks like many people have encountered this error message, but I can't find any workable solutions, or confident explanations of the cause.

Any help would be apreciated.

James.

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It sounds like windows is unable to mount the usb stick or the external cd rom. It may have something to do with your computers USB configuration. The commonality is you are trying to use a USB device for your install, this can cause problems especially when windows likes to turn the usb ports on and off during setup. If ou have a built in CDrom try using that. If not, try installing from the desktop.of the spanish version.

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    It sounds like windows is unable to mount the usb stick or the external cd rom. It may have something to do with your computers USB configuration. The commonality is you are trying to use a USB device for your install, this can cause problems especially when windows likes to turn the usb ports on and off during setup. If ou have a built in CDrom try using that. If not, try installing from the desktop.of the spanish version.

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Usually it's because you're missing the SATA drivers.

Did you slipstream those in too?

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