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: ForumBooting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumHelp booting windows xp from 4gig flash drive . ForumTutorial: Installing XP Home/Professional from a Flash Drive ForumHard Drive Crash - now will not boot except from Recovery Kit disc ForumWindows XP won't install from a disc ForumWhiped hard drive . no htcp.will not boot or take recovery disc ? ForumInstall windows xp recovery disc from flash drive ForumXP Won't Boot WIth Large Hard Drive ForumInstalled Xp over windows 7 with external Hard Drive . Forum0x7B after loading the XP inst. from external optical drive ForumI bought acer recovery discs for my new hard drive but its not working! ForumHard Drive Recovery (Partition size shown, but not there) ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not in my comp ForumUsing old hard drive as external . do you need to install an OS? ForumXfx 680 half price ForumRe System Recovery Discs / VAIO Desktop ForumSystem freezes/blank screen in bios and windows ForumHow to burn iso file to flash drive Forum[Solved] Cheap ($150 or lower) HTPC for Flash/Netflix/Videos More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !