NO LAPTOP STATED.
ok what are you doing, tell that first. the job at hand.
then tell symptoms.
omg , i can buy generic USB memory sticks in a bundle at Walmart check out. the all works on every PC made.
so do yours.
did you try this stick on other PCs, (NOT WITH XP )
you do XP is a dead OS not for 3 long years, right
and plug and pray is not dead at HP , and MS. right?
for XP to work , (good luck there)
it must have SP3 loaded, does it?
and be connected to the internet ; are you.
XP will try to find the USB drivers to run your stick as ALL OS do the first time, and XP will fail. in most cases now
that is because microsoft pulled the XP plug. 3 years ago
that means they only have 1 tiny bit of support left,
that is activation, only
time to up grade to w7, for sure
or go to GOODWILL Buy pc used with W7 COA sticker on the bottom for $20 and win.
this is the support in the STICK.