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wmguk wmguk is offline
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Default My Dell Mini wont install XP Pro - 05-26-2009, 06:27 AM


I have a usb dvd drive.

Set the bios to boot from removable drives.
Start XP Pro install, using a Dell XP Pro dvd.
It did a complete format of the 8GB drive, then copies the files, then after the first restart it loads the installer and tries to continue, however it then loses the dvd drive and cannot see it at all, even though its shown in the bios start up...

Any ideas?
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dsf3g dsf3g is offline
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Default 05-30-2009, 12:21 AM

A number of us have had the same problem. The solution is deceptively simple. Here's how I solved it:
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