|Greetings, I am attempting to install XP to a clean HD; using a FlashDrive onto a Toshiba Laptop.It is set to read from USB at startup.I copied Complete XP cd contents along with Boot Disk files onto the flashdrive.it will boot to C:, I cannot get it to accept the Smartdrive command,saying HIKEM? file not found (yet both are on Flashdrive ). Yet I CAN get to WINNT, where it finds Installation files and appears to be installing them [ I see lower right of screen "copying cab files" etc.].,,,then that lower part is gone, but main screen still says copying files,....I've waited approximately 20 minutes,nothing changes .Am i to believe it just takes a very long time,or is it not copying anything.|
Why I wonder does it not find HIKEM/smartdrive?,...I Have changed XP installation cd's and downloaded a fresh Bootdisk file./////And.,,,I wonder why I CAN GET THE CD drive to Boot from the cd drive--to FDISK,..delete partion/format drive etc.,.but to load the actual XP cd, it says,..NO CD rom found, mscdex-whatever??
Thank You ED ZONER