|I've been trying for days to reinstall Windows XP from a USB flash drive to a netbook to no avail.|
Not matter what tutorial or tool i tried it never worked. I was able to get the flash drive prepped with XP ready to go but as soon as it tries to install, i get errors (either about NTLDR missing or some other error i can't remember). WinXP was already installed at the time but full of spyware and suspected viruses so I wanted to do a clean install.
Well, i gave up with that idea as it was going nowhere fast and decided to take the HDD out of the netbook and delete the partition, format the drive again and install WinXP from within my desktop which runs SATA2.
Everyone during the Windows install went spot on. As soon as installation finished, I took the HDD out of the desktop and put it back into the netbook but as soon as i turned it on, straight after the Windows logo screen, BSOD.
Tried a restart a couple of time, safe mode etc but BSOD every time.
Is there a solution to installing windows to this sata drive and transferring it back into the netbook? If not is there a tool that actually works when installing XP from a flash drive?
Is it worth taking the HDD out again, delete the partition and then try and run the install from flash and let it create a partition and format from there?
This is doing my head in now and i've had enough of wasting my time on this.
BTW the netbook is an Acer Aspire One if that helps and I have set the BIOS to boot from USB HDD (flash) when trying to install from flash. Could there be another setting i'm missing?