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Exclamation Cant Reload Winxp boot problems mini 9 - 03-07-2011, 04:08 AM

Hello Im trying to reload windows on a dell mini 9 its gotten extremely slow cause of all the junk on it I tried The usb (2gb) but i keep getting LBA CHS not available on boot..I created a bootable USB stick with a program called flashboot used the genuine dell XP disk for the iso Also tried with my external cd drive.im using external power and not the usb port. it sees the drive and i can open the cd when in normal mode from my computer. I have changed boot orders in bios, even upgraded to A06 bios version. the usb stick will boot fine on my desktop and my laptop but not the mini Im about to throw it out the window plz help! thnx in advance

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Default 03-07-2011, 03:36 PM

The "LBA CHS" message seems to be specific to FlashBoot and appears to indicate the USB drive is too small, or something like that. See the FlashBoot user manual.

Are you saying that an XP install CD will not boot?


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Default 03-08-2011, 03:35 AM

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The "LBA CHS" message seems to be specific to FlashBoot and appears to indicate the USB drive is too small, or something like that. See the user manual


Are you saying that an XP install CD will not boot?
Hi thanks for the reply! yea i looked at the flashboot manual it dosent give
any resolution to the LBA CHS problem it says bigger flashdrives like 8 gb and above wont work, and yea i cannot get the original cd to boot either i changed the boot order the light on the drive comes on like its reading it but nothing happens i disable everything else but the cd rom drive it says operating system not found, and like i said when i log on to windows normally i can open the win xp disk and play audio cds etc... any more ideas?

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Default 03-08-2011, 06:41 PM

Usually this is caused by insufficient power to the CD drive. However, I had a CD/DVD drive fail on me where no matter what I did it would not read. I replaced it and the new one worked fine.


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Default 03-10-2011, 05:28 PM

Had same problem loading winxp today with external drive.

All I did is used a different usb cable, plus tried from every usb port. Not using any external power for external drive. The usb port I've had best luck with is the one next to the power jack.

External drive is iomega idvd8peb
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Unhappy 03-11-2011, 12:29 AM

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Had same problem loading winxp today with external drive.

All I did is used a different usb cable, plus tried from every usb port. Not using any external power for external drive. The usb port I've had best luck with is the one next to the power jack.

External drive is iomega idvd8peb
dell mini 910 winxp
supertalent ssd 16gb
512mb

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thanks for the info. so did u sucessfully load windows back on there?
or still having problems?

---------- Post added at 12:29 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:22 AM ----------

thanks guys for the reply im gona pick up a new external drive this weekend
see if that helps any, my external drive always worked fine with my dell D830 laptop. it may be outdated though i bought it like 5 years ago never used it with the mini untill now. thanks again
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Default 03-12-2011, 03:30 PM

This problem is fixed in the latest FlashBoot version 2.1
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Cool 03-12-2011, 07:43 PM

I believe that the Minis only have 1 powered USB port..


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Default 03-13-2011, 08:11 PM

Well, there is only one with "sufficient" power, the others are useful for low-power devices only.


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Angry hello - 03-21-2011, 05:31 AM

brand new dvd rom drive still no luck returned to store, I am using external usb power transformer to power drive, Got the latest flashboot software too
still no luck. thanks for all the help n suggestions appreciated very much
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