Install XP from USB?

I get XP Iso on my USB with WinToFlash and when I go to Boot menu and press on USB, it just does:

"_" and blinks and blinks forever...

Is there another program besides WinToFlash that does this?..My xp disc is broke somehow.
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  1. If I understand correctly you are manually selecting the USB drive from the BIOS boot menu(?).. ... is USB drive included in the BIOS First boot device selection?... If you configured the BIOS for *USB Legacy Support, check the discussion on the subject... you may need to disable that setting for XP.

    Ultimate Collection of Best Freeware to Create Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows and Linux
    http://www.askvg.com/ultimate-collection-of-best-freeware-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-and-linux/

    In case you missed something when creating the USB XP Installer
    Tutorial – How to Install Windows XP From USB Flash Drive
    http://etechbee.com/tutorial-how-to-install-windows-xp-from-usb-flash-drive/

    *USB Legacy in BIOS
    http://help.wugnet.com/windows/USB-Legacy-BIOS-ftopict606120.html
  2. xIronhidePro said:
    I get XP Iso on my USB with WinToFlash and when I go to Boot menu and press on USB, it just does:

    "_" and blinks and blinks forever...

    Is there another program besides WinToFlash that does this?..My xp disc is broken somehow.



    The reason could be like that USB is not made bootable. You need to download the following software, redirected by the link:

    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool

    And, using iso you can make USB bootable.
  3. Sorry for the late replies, was so busy with work and things. Anyways, I'm going to double-check my bios, change some settings (Try Chicano's suggestion on the USB Legacy Support) and try again.

    Also Johhny, Supposively I'm using WinToFlash exactly how the tutorials are, and somehow they are getting it to work flawlessly, I'll check out some other guides and programs and post back here in a day or two when I get around to it. (Busy guy:P)
  4. Make a bootable USB flash drive and plug into the computer. Youcan start booting for it by changing the boot order to USB.
  5. Thanks for the reply, but everything is good and I'm 110% sure I made it bootable and configured it correctly to be bootable, but for some reason I cannot get my USB to show up in the BIOS in the Boot Sequence Menu, only the Hard-Disk Sequence menu. Could this be the problem for it not booting?
  6. xIronhidePro said:
    Thanks for the reply, but everything is good and I'm 110% sure I made it bootable and configured it correctly to be bootable, but for some reason I cannot get my USB to show up in the BIOS in the Boot Sequence Menu, only the Hard-Disk Sequence menu. Could this be the problem for it not booting?


    Right!!.. that must be the problem.. you should see USB in the Boot Sequence for it to boot... With your computer's make and model you can visit the makers website & comp model page, and download the model's PDF Manual that in most cases they contain all the BIOS screens and instructions for configuring settings including step by step information on how to set the Boot Drive Sequence.

    There is also the possibility you may need to disable one of the Boot drives... Floppy drive for example, before you can add the USB drive to the Boot Sequence.
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