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Default Unbricking my mini - 12-29-2009, 06:00 PM

i am trying to reload my mini with xp and using the usb drive. i have followed the other posts concerniing this issue. i think i have done everything correctly; however, i don't know how long this process takes, for my mini has been beeping for about 3 hours. is this normal?
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Cool 12-29-2009, 09:39 PM

no, that is NOT normal, when you first turn on the mini you have to hit 0 rather quickly to get into the boot options and then pick Legacy USB to boot from USB, if you havent done that it wont work....

have you tried the USB stick in another machine.....are you sure that the USB stick is bootable?

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Default 12-29-2009, 10:55 PM

no im not sure if its bootable or not, how do i find out?

---------- Post added at 10:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:50 PM ----------

i keep getting a message that says "error loading operating system"
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Default 12-30-2009, 12:48 AM

You'd find out by trying to boot the USB stick on a different system.

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