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I'm trying to put Windows XP SP2 on my pendrive because I need to format an UMPC via USB port.
I'm trying using USB_multiboot_10, but it fails when I press "P" to format the usb drive (a Kingston Datatraveler G3 - 8GB). I tried formatting with the normal tool of inside Windows 7, but USB_multiboot_10 doesn't recognize the pendrive anyway.

Now, my question is: there is a way or a tool to format an USB drive more accurately than the windows built-in tool?
Or maybe better: there is a way to use an USB drive to install Windows XP (instead of a CD) other than USB_multiboot_10 and WinToFlash? I tried win to flash, it puts data on the USB stick, but when I start the UMPC from USB it says that the file hal.dll is missing..

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WinToFlash should be working are you sure your following the instructions? Have you tried using Windows XP Service Pack 3 instead by chance? –  Ramhound May 16 '13 at 11:17
    
@Ramhound: No unfortunately I only tried with a copy of Windows XP SP2. Is it so important to compromise the installation? –  Overflowh May 16 '13 at 14:44
    
Have you tried using a different pen drive? I can confirm from experience that WinToFlash does work with XP. –  Karan May 16 '13 at 14:56
    
@Karan: I have just two pen drives. Both Kingston Datatraveler G3, one of 8GB and one of 32GB.. –  Overflowh May 16 '13 at 15:55
    
Did you try both? See if you can delete all partitions from the drives and then use WinToFlash. If it complains about an unformatted disk, create a single FAT32 partition and try again. You can also try Rufus or WinSetupFromUSB. –  Karan May 16 '13 at 16:00

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