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michaelrepucci replied to michaelrepucci's topic in Install Windows from USBThanks for pointing me in the right direction! Changing from AHCI to Compatibility in my BIOS worked. Sorry I couldn't find this solution on my own. And a huge HUGE thanks for this tool. Much appreciated!
michaelrepucci posted a topic in Install Windows from USBI just bought a new computer for my wife, and since it came with Vista Home, I had plans to plop in my Win XP SP2 OEM CD, repartition and reformat the hard drive, and give her a usable computing experience. Unfortunately, I failed to notice that her new mini laptop had no CD drive. So I searched the internet and came across this forum, which made me very excited. I downloaded USB_MultiBoot_10.zip, extracted and ran the batch file, successfully formatting and loading the necessary files onto my Iomega Mini 1GB USB stick. But when I first booted to the USB stick I just got a blank screen, with a blinking cursor, like what is described elsewhere on this forum "USB_MultiBoot 10 Key - Solutions to a few problems" (http://www.msfn.org/board/USB-MultiBoot-10-Key-Solutions-to-a-fe-t120928.html). Much thanks to the user who posted this solution. Unfortunately, it only got me one step farther. Now when I choose either option "1. Begin TXT Mode Setup Windows XP." or "Attended Setup XP." I get the normal Windows Setup blue screen (very exciting), which after setup finishes loading drivers says "Setup is starting Windows" along the bottom, but then crashes with a blue screen of death (STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)). Does anyone have any idea what could be going wrong? Thanks a million for any help using this fabulous tool.