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How do I make a bootable USB Stick for Windows XP?

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July 3, 2013 11:14:18 AM

So I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using Windows XP. I've tried numerous guides and none of them ended up working. The one that I got the farthest with was Wintoflash using the windows setup transfer wizard. It ended up working until it was in the process of installing it. It said that C: was corrupted and was unable to continue. So I come to you guys since you seem able to help me. I am willing to try new things and have the whole day to since it is my day off. Thanks in advance!


SPECS:
Motherboard- ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU- AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz Socket AM3 45W Single-Core Desktop Processor

PSU- CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

RAM- CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model

GPU- GV-R795WF3-3GD AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072MB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card

Flash Drive- Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Is actually 14.6 GB)

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July 3, 2013 11:25:46 AM

Using Diskpart is the easiest way but you better be careful what you do with it.

diskpart
list disk
select disk ?
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=ntfs quick label=”xxx”
assign
exit

That will give you a clean USB you can now Xcopy a bootable XP partition onto.
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July 3, 2013 11:44:35 AM

Since you got it to work before but it failed during the install due to C:/ being corrupted you may want to format the flash drive and retry that same method. It sounds like it got copied incorrectly or your source is broken. Make sure that the disk you are creating the .iso from is not scratched or broken in any way.

(Or if you happened to download the file from one of those speakeasies online you might want to try a different source.)
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July 3, 2013 11:46:08 AM

burdenbound said:
Since you got it to work before but it failed during the install due to C:/ being corrupted you may want to format the flash drive and retry that same method. It sounds like it got copied incorrectly or your source is broken. Make sure that the disk you are creating the .iso from is not scratched or broken in any way.

(Or if you happened to download the file from one of those speakeasies online you might want to try a different source.)

Thanks for the advice, i'm in the process of doing it right now. I'll tell you how it goes.

[EDIT] So it said the same thing, i'm going to try a new iso source.
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