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XP is corrupt and needs re-install. DVD drive is dead. Can I boot from a USB stick and are there specific settings (I tried using default settings for WinsetupfromUSB - boots to my Dell D530 - nothing on the A75).

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  • martin847 Feb 08, 2010

    Agreed, but I am in Lagos Nigerias and do have USB sticks and no external CD/DVD. If I do get one do I boot as Removeable Device or as CD-ROM/DVD?

  • martin847 Feb 08, 2010

    After much trial and error with both WinsetupfromUSB (stable and beta) and usb_Multiboot_10. Windows is now re-installing.

    WinsetupFromUSB (stable) is the easiest to follow, I used FAT16 to ensure compatability with the orginal BIOS.

    A couple of pointers if anyone else needs to do this:

    1. Check that BIOS can see your USB device.

    On the first attempt nothing happened but when I changed the BIOS to full boot I noticed that the Tosh did not even see the flash drive.

    2. Check where the BIOS is seeing the USB device.

    Although the BIOS was seeing the usb stick, it still was not booting. On using the boot menu I found that it was being recognised as a HDD not a removable device. Once I changed the order for the HDD (actual and USB) the install program ran as normal.

  • martin847 Feb 08, 2010

    After much trial and error with both WinsetupfromUSB (stable and beta) and usb_Multiboot_10. Windows is now re-installing.

    WinsetupFromUSB (stable) is the easiest to follow, I used FAT16 to ensure compatability with the orginal BIOS.

    A couple of pointers if anyone else needs to do this:

    1. Check that BIOS can see your USB device.

    On the first attempt nothing happened but when I changed the BIOS to full boot I noticed that the Tosh did not even see the flash drive.

    2. Check where the BIOS is seeing the USB device.

    Although the BIOS was seeing the usb stick, it still was not booting. On using the boot menu I found that it was being recognised as a HDD not a removable device. Once I changed the order for the HDD (actual and USB) the install program ran as normal.

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It would be easier to use an external dvd/cd drive if in case your internal dvd drive is defective. thereon, you can start re-installing the XP OS using the external dvd/cd drive. hope this will help your problem. thanks

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  • SAMUEL CASTROVERDE Feb 08, 2010

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    Feb 08, 2010 - Agreed, but I am in Lagos Nigerias and do have USB sticks and no external CD/DVD. If I do get one do I boot as Removeable Device or as CD-ROM/DVD?

    REPLY ON YOUR COMMENT:If you could secure an external dvd/cd drive then that's the safest way to re-install your XP OS. Simply do minorr configuration in your BIOS: setup the removable drive into 1st booting so that any bootable OS CD can be easily detected.



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