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studguy1

"Insert WinXP CD" Error

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I have ben trying to get WinXP to install from a USB stick but it keeps giving the "Insert Windows XP Professional SP2 CD" error during the text mode setup. :unsure:

I am using a 1GB Sandisk Cruzer and started from scratch. Formatted using PEtoUSB and used USB_MultiBoot4.cmd to build the entire thing. I have searched through the forum and tried multiple things but to no avail.

Some of the things i have tried.

1. Put the WIN51 WIN51P WIN51IP.sp2 in the root of USB stick

2. Delete migrate.inf

3. Delete winnt.sif

and many others voodoo tricks which i can't remember

I have even tried some other guides by manually creating and moving the $WIN_NT$.~BT folders but the same error keeps showing up. Any help would be really appreciated.

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Did you use the winnt.sif file supplied with USB_MultiBoot4.zip ?

Setup is looking for a CD which occurs when MsDosInitiated="0"

The Correct value for Setup from USB-Drive is MsDosInitiated="1"

Check your winnt.sif file in $WIN_NT$.~BT folder.

Also See Help_USB_MultiBoot4.txt file

Remove Any Floppy Disk / CD / DVD

A:\winnt.sif file with MsDosInitiated="0" might ask Unwanted for Install from CD

wimb

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Wow Thanks :thumbup That worked!!

i did put in my personal winnt.sif which i have now edited based on the default which comes with the usb_multiboot4 package.

However there are still few problems.

1. At around T-35 min setup starts asking confirmation about drivers "This software has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with WindowsXP.....blah blah" and i have to hit yes for each one of them. I thought the setting UseSignatures="no" in winnt.sif should have taken care of it.

2. $OEM$ thing worked only partly. The user accounts got created but none of the software/tweaks runonce stuff worked. Also none of the drivers installed. I think the $1 folder never got copied to the C:\.

thanks again for the help

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Supports the use of BTS DriverPacks, especially handy is Adding Mass Storage with text mode enabled.

http://driverpacks.net/DriverPacks/overview.php

This might solve your Driver problems.

$OEM$ Folders are Not Copied - This is Normal for Install of XP from USB

Files in $OEM\$1 and $OEM\$$ folders are NOT copied in this case.

For copying files/folders a quick way is just to amend ren_fold.cmd,

which is started by SetupParams in winnt.sif.

http://www.msfn.org/board/install-XP-USB-t...6.html&st=6

http://www.msfn.org/board/FIXEDUsing-USB-M...ot-t112784.html

I will change ren_fold.cmd such that $OEM$ Folders will be copied as normally expected.

Next release will have these changes.

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Setup is looking for a CD which occurs when MsDosInitiated="0"

The Correct value for Setup from USB-Drive is MsDosInitiated="1"

Wimb, since winnt32.exe, which is making MsDosInitiated="1" and floppyless="1" is no longer used, it would be good idea to check for these 2 lines and amend/add if necessary.

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Wimb, since winnt32.exe, which is making MsDosInitiated="1" and floppyless="1" is no longer used, it would be good idea to check for these 2 lines and amend/add if necessary.
Hi ilko,

That is a very good idea. I will add this to the program.

In using and editing winnt.sif of different source these essential lines are probably too easily changed.

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