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Fabiola

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Hi,
I have a problem, I make my usb key in order to format my Hp Mini
well i boot from the usb and I got the following screen (attached), i press Esc and the following screen appears
mm where is the first part of Setup?? :S

Any Ideas?

(I use a lexar usb key 512MB and XP Service Pack Sp3)

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What program did you use to prepare the USB stick?


1) You may have to replace grldr file in root of USB stick with any of the latest versions in these packages:
http://www.nufans.ne...b4dos-0.4.4.zip
http://www.nufans.ne...-2009-10-16.zip

Just take the grldr file in the root of archive and put it in the root of the USB stick.

2) Check in BIOS if you have option how USB storage devices are emulated as- floppy disk(FDD), hard disk (HDD), ZIP...Make it as HDD.

3) What program did you format the stick with?

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Hello ilko_t, I use the "WinSetupFromUSB" to format and copy the windows setup files,
in RMPREPUSB options i put Boot as HDD, Xp bootable and NTFS

Just to update I test the usb key on a friend aspire one, and it works fine there,
the problem is in my hp mini =(

I will replace the grldr file in root and post back the results
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Try the option in BIOS too.

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The grldr file in the first link is the same file that currently is in the USB
After booting with usb, replacing grldr with the file in the second link,
I have no results only a message that says "Staring cmain ... _()" and nothing more,
Replacing with the old file makes appear the same message that I attached in the first post

In the bios there is nothing related with how USB storage devices are emulated

To boot from USB at startup I press F9 to select booting device the following screen appears:

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1) What's the exact model of this mini?
2) Can you test with another USB stick, say 1GB or bigger?

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Is a HP mini 1120LA
I only have that USB, but I think that works fine I tested it in a Aspire One
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It appears the mini emulates your USB stick as a floppy disk, rather than a hard disk. We need it as hard disk.
It could be the small 512MB size turning this behavior in BIOS, hence the request to try with larger USB stick. Not that the stick itself is faulty.

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Hi, Fabiola!
Enter BIOS and see whether it gives you an option for booting a USB-HDD, and, if so, select it as 1st boot device. You don't want either a USB-FDD or a USB-ZIP. Be aware, however, that such options may exist, but that they also may as well not exist. YMMV. But it's worth a try. Good luck!




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