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my laptop has the blue screen unmountable boot volume error and it doesn't have a disc drive, how can I use windows recovery?

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May 29, 2014 9:16:23 AM

I have put the xp recovery on usb but I don't know how to boot from the usb

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May 29, 2014 11:17:37 PM

Windows XP can be installed from a USB key. This may be required if the optical drive is not working on the PC or if the user has a netbook. Then, Windows XP can be required to be booted from a USB flash drive. For this, a bootable USB key must be created. This process requires certain requirements like a USB key with a capacity of 1 or 2 GB, an official CD of the Windows OS, WinSetupFromUSB software and a PC with both a USB key and a CD ROM drive. Additionally, the key must be fast to avoid interruptions during the installation procedure and most importantly the configuration of the system must accept the boot on the USB key. Once XP is downloaded, the user can proceed to install the XP with this key.

1.Creating your bootable USB key
2.Installing XP

1.Creating your bootable USB key:

First of all, you will need:
A USB key (capacity: 1 or 2 GB)
A Windows XP CD (official version)
A PC with a CD player and a USB key
The WinSetupFromUSB software:

You need to make sure that:
Your USB key is bootable
Your machine allows you to boot from your USB key (check the BIOS)
Your key is fast enough to avoid delays during installation of the OS

Installing XP

Once downloaded, run the installation software and follow the installation wizard. At the end of the installation, the software will launch.
Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD ROM drive and click Browse
Enter the destination path on the PC
Select your CD ROM with the Windows XP in and click OK
Click Refresh and then go to the small arrow just to the left and select the USB key that you used to boot XP
Select Fixed
Ciick Go to begin the procedure
Once the process is complete, close the program

Installing Windows XP:
Connect the USB key to your computer and enter the BIOS
Set your BIOS to boot the PC from the USB key
Once done, save and restart your PC
Here, you'll have two lines in the GRUB menu
The first is to select the startup of the installation procedure
The second line will be for the rest of the installation and the first boot of Windows XP
Therefore boot on the USB key until Windows XP is fully installed
Follow the installation instructions as for a normal installation