Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Tags: Cyberpower Data Recovery Windows XP Computer Flash Drive External Hard Drive Systems Last response: January 20, 2012 5:13 AM in Systems Share britt12 January 20, 2012 4:04:22 AM Hello, I need a flash drive but i dont know what kind,,when my computer turns on it goes to the windows.xp loading window,when that goes off a quick blue screen flashes,i was told i need a flash drive to fixs the whole computer! Help please! More about : booting windows recovery disc flash drive external hard drive tlmck January 20, 2012 5:13:54 AM Is there something wrong with the recovery CD? If not, use that. You do not need a USB stick unless the machine was set up with some sort of security key via USB. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Forum Install windows xp recovery disc from flash drive Forum Is it possible to use an external hard drive as a recovery/install disc for mac osx? Forum SolvedCan you make a bootable windows 7 cd/usb or recovery cd from non booting hard drive? Forum my laptop has the blue screen unmountable boot volume error and it doesn't have a disc drive, how can I use windows recovery? Forum SolvedExternal hard drive recovery, windows and mac related Forum Can't boot windows 7 from external disc drive. Forum Whiped hard drive. no htcp.will not boot or take recovery disc? Forum Hard Drive Crash - now will not boot except from Recovery Kit disc Forum Solvedcan i install windows xp onto an external hard drive? Forum SolvedUse an external hard drive on both Windows XP & Windows 8? Forum SolvedIs it possible to boot and run Windows 7 on my HP 110 Deskdop from an external hard drive and bypass the Windows 8 OS? Am pr Forum SolvedNew Hard drive needed, no O.S disc; only recovery discs... Forum Solvedhow to clone a windows vista boot drive to an external hard drive Forum SolvedWindows XP not booting after restoring hard drive image [solved!] Forum Booting crashed XP from external hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive seen as Removable Disc Forum Windows 7 won't boot with external hard drive plugged in! Forum Full hard drive wont be recognized because os is windows xp fat 32 oem disc Forum Boot From External Flash Hard Drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !