|Okay, I have researched and researched this and I am at a loss. I am attempting to reinstall XP Home on a Compaq V2555US. The CD/DVD cannot read the disk provided by Compaq. I took the disk and made a new copy via IMGBURN. It read it, but had problems during installation on numerous files. I finally got all the way through installation, but when I rebooted the windows image comes on the screen, leaves, then the screen turns off and the hard drive is no longer on. |
I decided to try a USB installation. I used the same ISO I created and RUFUS to make a bootable USB. It boots and loads, but when it tries to start windows it gives a blue screen error of 0x7b.
My bios is the latest provided by Compaq/HP. It does not give many options. I noticed in "security" it gives options for a floppy (I don't have a floppy drive) and a cd/dvd. Both are set to enabled. No option for USB.
I am able to use LINUX Manjaro on the computer. I used Manjaro via USB to delete the partition. The hard drive is functioning with LINUX no problem (I've loaded it and deleted it a couple times). Now the disk is clear of any OS.
Why can't I get the USB to install XP?