I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook which has an Atom processor and which had a factory set-up of XP onto it. I had opted out the CD-ROM drive @ the time of purchase. Now my Windows XP is corrupted.
I tried installing Windows 7 on it, but it popped some error and could not complete installation for some reason (did not proceed from the last page where it said completing installation).
However I have tried re-installing XP from a bootable USB drive. Still @ the time of set-up it pops up an error saying:
CD-ROM drive not found. Set-up cannot continue. Press
F3 to exit.
Also it displays a note that SCSI adapter has not been removed.
How do I go about and install XP, can it be a problem with the bootable USB drive, or is there a problem with my hardware?