I need to set up windows xp on an acer aspire one zg5
I checked on bios to 'allow usb booting'
i also set boot priority to usb devices
Laptop has 6 available options to boot from at bios
(although theres no IDE support, it has a SATA hard drive.)
The system just bypasses any usb device i plug
i have a usb cdrom and usb pen drives ive tried to boot from but it just doesnt boot.
if i hit f12 to select boot device, the only available options shown are the HDD and LAN BOOT.
actually, its not a usb cdrom, its an ide cdrom with an usb to ide adapter.. it has worked in the past so i don't see this being the problem.
i have 3 pen drives
i made them bootable using
HP FORMAT BOOT TOOL
this didnt work either.
So in an effort to workaround this problem i removed the sata hard drive, plugged it on my desktop computer and installed windows xp there,
i plugged it back on the laptop and i get BSOD even in safe mode
so this method didnt work.
SO what can I DO?
Any ideas, suggestions will be greatly appreciated
This sata hard drive is brand new, I replaced it because the last one crashed (bad sectors.)