I'm trying to load win xp sp3 from a cd onto an external hdd connected via usb2 to a pc running win7. I have formatted the hdd and the pc reads it as 2 partitions, System(F 100MB NTFS Healthy (Active Primary Partition) & Windows (E 148.95 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition). I seem to have left something out in the process, no matter what i do I CAN'T PERSUADE IT TO START LOADING.
Can anyone help me with a path to follow.
Made me realise I was stepping into waters way above my head.
Thing is, it all makes sense as I read it. But then so many of the instructions telling one to do this or that I neither know how to carry out nor even understand how to get to, not just a few but whole sequences.
I had assumed that I had basicly worked out how to do the job but had just missed out something simple along the way, now I understand that I wasn't even in the ball Park .
Not withstanding all that, your answer was very usefull, it pointed out to me that with my current abysmal level of computer literacy I need to stay within limits that challenge my abilities rather than going to where I'm so 'ALL at sea' that I would have to carry on weeks of to and fro questions to get to do something that I now realise is of doubtfull value anyway.
So thank you.
It's led me to rethink what I was trying to do and realise that rather than simplifyinging my situation what I was proposing to do would unnescessarily complicate things.
Now I can find a simpler way to go about it.