I've followed the "How to install XP from USB" tutorial stickied above, several times now. The cd drive on my laptop recently went out and I'm craving a fresh install of xp so before I go through backing everything up I decided to test the usb stick (SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4.0 GB) which I have used for things like Hirens boot cd and for from usb linux installs with no issues.
After running USB_MultiBoot_10 with my sources folder being located at C:\XP_SOURCES and Multiboot at C:\USB_MultiBoot_10 it copies all the files for ~5-10 minutes, then I restart, change bios settings to boot to USB or simply select USB from my devices list by hitting F11 on my keyboard it sends me to a completely blank screen with the letter j and a flashing cursor, no combination of keys that I press at this time changes anything besides ctrl alt delete to reboot.
Any help is very appreciated, thanks in advance!
EDIT:: Thanks ilko_t!
Specified 1984 MiB partition size
XP/BartPE Bootable (NTLDR)
Formatted in windows (I know, probably unnecessary) , cleaned and Prepared with RMPREPUSB, Ran USB_Multiboot, tested with QEMU, rebooted with success!
Edited by jabird, 16 December 2011 - 12:34 AM.