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Default 12-10-2009, 12:17 AM

do you have a legimate copy of Windows XP somewhere else you could try?

you did format the usb? in fat32? not NTFS


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Default 12-10-2009, 01:00 AM

yes to both
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Cool 12-10-2009, 01:15 AM

dont know what else to try..it should work, USB formatted for fat32,run the usb install pgm, plug in the flashdrive in the mini, reboot, hit 0 or whatever,boot to the flashdrive, and install...I did it, I know it works..I read on some other threads that you were messing around with the bios, maybe you changed something else in there....I mean after all you lost your hard drive for a while, until you were able to fix the bios....maybe something else is wrong too...this is not rocket science....it should work........


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Default 12-10-2009, 01:19 AM

quick update, it is working, so far...........
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Cool 12-10-2009, 01:32 AM

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quick update, it is working, so far...........
what is?..


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Default 12-10-2009, 01:54 AM

the winsetupfromusb program. have got it runnin properly and have ETA 5 mins till completed install

thanks for the help mate

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---------- Post added at 01:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:36 AM ----------

job done

fresh install of xp and boot time has gone from over 60s to 24s
RESULT!
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Cool 12-10-2009, 02:22 AM

good, glad it worked for ya...I knew that the utility would do it, I have used it and others have also....well good luck....glad its done.........


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