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Install Windows xp off USB

\015 I am looking to install windows xp onto dell laptop. The DVD drive does not work, It fails to read my XP cd, even though working in an alt laptop.\015\012\015\012So now I am looking to install XP off a USB memory key.\015\012\015\012I have tried USB multiboot and HP USB format tool and got as far as making it boot into C: but will not see the SATA HD\015\012\015\012Anyone any ideas.\015\012\015\012Obviously you can probably tell that I am a fellow techie.\015\012\015\012Cheers Mac\015

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Probably your best bet is to use BartPE to create your USB install key, you'll still need a Windows XP boot disk to copy the setup files from and you may have to add the SATA drivers to the key also. You'll find some additional info regarding its usage here.

Good luck with your project...
If you are only trying to boot to windows then you'll need files NTLDR, Boot.ini, NTDETECT.COM, and NTOSKRNL.EXE on the USB drive. This will boot you to the windows screen. Trick is to get those files off of your windows CD onto your USB...then copy those over to the c:\\ and that should also take care of boot problems if it was because of corrupted files.
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