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Default Setup Cannot Access This Disk!!XP to USB Method! - 07-24-2010, 10:02 PM

I booted the usb cointains XP in it, I got to the point that on the partition part, it only shows my usb as a C: drive, but for the main hard drive of the netbook which is 7327 mb disk 0 at ID 0 On Bus 0 On Atapi 0
"Setup Cannot Access This Disk"
Is there any solution to this???
Why it wont let me install the XP on that 7327mb hard drive?????? Please Help!!
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Default 07-24-2010, 11:07 PM

Is your SSD 8GB?


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Default 07-24-2010, 11:16 PM

yes it is 8GB SSD!
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Default 07-25-2010, 03:27 PM

I don't know. I have successfully used the Dell restore CD on my Mini 9, but have never done an XP install from USB.


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Default 08-12-2010, 04:08 AM

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I booted the usb cointains XP in it, I got to the point that on the partition part, it only shows my usb as a C: drive, but for the main hard drive of the netbook which is 7327 mb disk 0 at ID 0 On Bus 0 On Atapi 0
"Setup Cannot Access This Disk"
Is there any solution to this???
Why it wont let me install the XP on that 7327mb hard drive?????? Please Help!!
I have this exact same problem and so do alot of people if you search on GOOGLE... I cant find the answer to it anywhere. my problem is I dont have the dell recovery discs and also i asked a friend who knows alot about computers, he said we might have to slipstream the drivers into it? is that true?
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Default 08-12-2010, 07:29 PM

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I have this exact same problem and so do alot of people if you search on GOOGLE... I cant find the answer to it anywhere. my problem is I dont have the dell recovery discs and also i asked a friend who knows alot about computers, he said we might have to slipstream the drivers into it? is that true?
now im starting to think the Hard drive is totally bad because in Bios it says Brand of the HD and then it says 0MB!!!
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Default 12-21-2010, 10:43 PM

And using the Dell restore CD it worked for you?
I don't have it for the moment but it is possible to install the Dell Restore CD on an USB pendrive to boot from the pendrive to reinstall it?
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Default 01-22-2011, 08:47 AM

well i used this method (usb) with a regular windows xp to do a clean install

there are programs out there that will alow you to take the cd/dvd image and put it on a usb so you can do a clean install. im not sure if i can post the name on this site because im new.

but make sure that you take any password to access the computer off (bios or user)
im not sure if it even matters because non of my lappys have passwords to acces them


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Cool 01-23-2011, 05:50 PM

the USB flashdrive will work fine....I used this exact utility to load Win XP Pro and Windows 7 on my Mini 10 and I now dual boot both of them
you can use this utility to load any version of Windows on to a USB stick

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you can also select Vista or Win 7 also just make sure you click on "bootable" then also click on "rmprepusb" to get to the second screen

after you create the USB flashdrive....make sure that you also go into the BIOS on the Mini and enable the boot options for "Legacy USB" to boot to the Flashdrive


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Default 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM

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now im starting to think the Hard drive is totally bad because in Bios it says Brand of the HD and then it says 0MB!!!
so did you resolve issue? my mini 9 has the exact issue as yours right now...
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