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I can't load flash drive which contains bootable windows xp, i already set in bios first boot device to Flash drive, but it's still can't load, only apears black screen with only one blinking blank. please help, what i gotta do to boot windws? p.s. which is safe mode key in Samsung P30 Notebook?

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I would assume you made the flash drive bootable and did not just copy windows onto it,,
if you didnt make the flash drive bootable it simply wont work
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