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Default Dell Mini 9 Issue installing Win XP from Restre CD - 08-22-2012, 12:29 PM

Hi all,

I have an issue with installing Wiindows XP Home from the restore CD's

I have an external DVD drive and the original media. The install copies the files over on the first part of the Windows install fine. The problem is after the reboot. I get 'GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386'

I have tried the Reg fix doing "shift + F10" no go
I have tried the "sysdm.cpl" Device manager never loads.

I have used win2flash, however with this method the during the "Setup is copying files" (blue screen, yellow bar) it is EXTREAMLY slow as in 1 file every 3 seconds I have tried 3 different usb sticks.

I'm at a loss of how to get Windows XP reinstalled?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Cool 08-22-2012, 04:13 PM

you can not create a windows install from the restore cd's, in order to create a USB flashdrive windows install you need a standard windows install cd, not a restore cd, you might try copying the entire restore cd to the flash drive, not using any type of win2flash or winsetupfromusb utility, just do a straight out copy to the flash drive, otherwise you must use the external cd drive as you mentioned, just go into boot options when the system boots and choose the external drive, I do know how you are starting the restore process but you must boot to the external drive and go from there

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Default 08-22-2012, 08:28 PM

Interesting. I have done an XP restore from CD on my Mini 9 a couple of times. Sounds as if the initial install files copied can't see the CD reader. Do you have an external power source for the CD reader? The Mini 9 can't supply enough power for most of these from its USB jacks, and the symptoms can be very weird.

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Default 08-23-2012, 11:16 AM

I have used both the restore cd and OEM XP disks in the external dvd drive (powered) Still the same, when the GUI part of the Windows install appears I get 'GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I386'

I copied the I386 folder to the c: drive and have to keep entering the path maually.

I've got a hunch the issue is the DVD I'm using.

However I still don't know why installing from a USB drive is soooo slow. Again used restore cd and OEM XP disks. Created using M$ Diskpart and win2flash on 3 different USB sticks!!

AHHHHH!!H!H!HHH it's pi$$ing me off!
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