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Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
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Installing windows 7 through usb keeps looping

Okay so, I am trying to install windows 7 (after I accadently stopped it the first time when I downloaded it on the laptop with xp itsself causing windows xp to be missing components) using a usb to ...
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Mouse not working in Windows XP

My friend has a system with Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP. Please help me figure out why the mouse is not working. The mouse cursor is showing even if the mouse is removed from the system. It is ...
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1answer
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How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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Windows XP installation from USB giving “Cannot find EULA” error

I have an old Pavilion zv5200. A few years ago, the hard drive died, and I got rid of it. I also have an external HDD. I want to install Windows XP on it using the original CD for the laptop, and run ...
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How To Hear From USB Microphone To Monitor Speakers In Windows XP [duplicate]

I have an Audio Technica ATR2100-USB device, and I want to hear myself through my speakers. But every time I plug the device in, the microphone sound won't go through. The only way I can hear myself ...
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1answer
76 views

Assign USB drive the letter “A:” in windows XP mode (on windows 7)

Is it possible to assign the drive letter "A:" to a USB pendrive? I've tried it using the SUBST-command, mapping a network drive and via the diskmanagement console. But none of them seem to accept A: ...
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129 views

How to make USB passthrough of device with semi-installed drivers on Windows 7 host to XP guest possible?

I have set up a Windows XP guest on a Windows 7 host. After installing, I upgraded the Windows XP to Service Pack 2. The VirtualBox on the host is version 4.2.22 without extensions. I am trying to ...
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1answer
192 views

bootable win xp sp3 usb drive from files on HD

On hard disk I have setup files for win xp xp3. Files are copied from setup CD, but now CD/DVD device is off. I need to create a bootable usb drive from this files, and tried various programs like ...
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USB MP3 player is not recognized by Windows XP SP3

I have Windows XP SP3 and a USB MP3 player (some no-name brand). USB flash drives are recognized properly on my computer, but my USB MP3 player is not. Yesterday, the same MP3 player was recognized ...
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86 views

The disk is not formatted error

I tried to insert "any" working USB flash drive and Windows XP says: The disk in drive I is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? The flash drives working on other computers, but not here. ...
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0answers
59 views

How do I boot Windows XP install from removable CD drive?

I know the drill for installing linux via USB, and normally I can install Windows via sata CD drive. I thought this would be no different, but for some reason, my bios is showing my 3 hard drives ...
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2answers
111 views

Are USB audio-adapters any good? [closed]

I’m running Windows XP SP3 and have an AMD CPU and on-board audio. I don’t know what went wrong, but my sound is no longer working. I checked the volume and Control Panel settings, but everything is ...
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Installing Windows XP (SP3) from USB stick on a Netbook with only FreeDOS

Recently I bought an Asus X201E-KX179D netbook and it has no Windows installed on it, only the BIOS. No DVD Drive, no OS installed. When I start my netbook, I get three options: Load FreeDOS with ...
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45 views

Oracle Virtual box

I have installed Windows XP in Oracle VirtualBox. I am operating under Windows 8 which inside of itself is a headache. My question is I am trying to run devices that will only operating in Windows XP. ...
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1answer
607 views

Samsung android phone is not being detected by windows xp?

I t was working fine earlier but when i plugged in my samsung galaxy y phone via usb cable in my windows XP desktop's usb port it doesn't show any additional drive in 'My Computer'. Here is the ...
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85 views

No USB keyboard support on boot XP

I reinstalled XP Pro on a Dell 745 computer. At the login screen I have no USB keyboard support. I can RDP to the computer and login, then keyboard drivers are loaded, but on reboot, the same problem ...
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3answers
387 views

No external installation mediums possible, can I boot this kernel through loadlin? [closed]

For this task some bootable USB stick drives are available, but the CD drive is broken without near chances to get a new, so can not cdimage burn and boot. Machine (Dell Latitude C400) does not seem ...
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434 views

How to Lock Hard Disk drive and USB Slots?

Is it possible to lock the Hard Disk and USB slots in Windows XP without any software? Thanks
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1answer
689 views

Is there a way to 'reset' USB connections without Restarting winXP?

I am having trouble making connections to USB devices, Memory sticks, iPhones etc.. Is there anyway to clear what the operating system has assigned to the USB ports and have them all reconnect ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How to disable a USB port in Windows (XP) and make it available only for charging?

How can I disable a USB port in Windows XP to make it available only for smart phone battery charging? I don’t want the users to be able to see the USB drive in My Computer, and the USB device ...
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1answer
649 views

USB Devices Lose Power / Stop Working after OS (XP SP 3) loads

After suffering a BSOD, I switched off my Dell Dimension. When I turned it back on and it reached the XP login screen, both my USB mouse and keyboard lost power. I turned it back on and hit F2 to ...
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0answers
501 views

How to use an USB pen drive to install Windows XP when WinToFlash doesn't work

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 ...
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0answers
2k views

Why does Windows XP ask for installation of new USB device every time?

Acer Veriton T661 Windows XP Service Pack 3 32bit 2GB RAM 320GB HDD Problem: Each time you plug in a new USB device, it will ask you to install it with the Windows driver installer Wizard. Once ...
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1answer
384 views

Howto create a bootable pendrive for windows manually on Linux? [duplicate]

I've been trying around but am not through yet. Where is my procedure failing? I have a 2G usb disk which I prepare the following way: 1 - Make a partition with fdisk yielding /dev/sdb1 2 - mkfs.ntfs ...
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0answers
130 views

Installing USB Mouse on NF61S Micro AM2 SE?

I am using Windows XP sp3 and Windows 7 on NF61S Micro AM2 SE motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+, 2.31Ghz, 1.93RAM link for motherboard site; ...
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479 views

My USB flash drive cannot be read, the OS asks me if I'm to format it now

I'm using a Sandisk 4 GB flash drive on a Windows XP machine and just found it cannot be read anymore. The OS keeps telling me the disk cannot be read and if I'm to reformat it now. I have ...
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1answer
89 views

Extract multiple files from USB HDD

I have to extract certain files (only a handful of extensions) from a USB HDD that contains more than 2 million files (in all possible formats and nested in several layers of subfolders). Can anybody ...
1
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1answer
383 views

Unallocated space isn't seen by Windows XP setup

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a TravelMate 7530 laptop. I used WinSetupFromUSB to make an bootable USB installation disk. The problem occurs when the installation is started. The step where ...
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1answer
5k views

How to install a driver which does not have a installer, just object files

I am using a USB2.0 to Ethernet driver from Plugable on my Windows XP 2002 professional. When I plugged it in, Windows XP though detected this hardware, it was not able to install driver for it. So i ...
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1answer
350 views

Why does my USB hard drive stop reponding occasionally?

I have two Western Digital 1TB external USB 2.0 hard drives. These drives are connected to a server running Windows XP. I stream video files from both drives on this server to a variety of settop ...
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151 views

“No disk” error message when plugging in memory card reader with Usb Autorun

I have a problem with a software named Usb Autorun by oliv. This is a portable freeware software. I always use this program on Windows XP. Whenever I plug in a blank memory card reader, an error ...
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1answer
4k views

How to make Windows XP USB flash install media under Linux? [duplicate]

I have: ISO image of Windows XP install media 4 GB USB flash drive no CD/DVD drive Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed Note: WinToFlash is for Windows OS. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've ...
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2answers
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How do I install Windows XP via a USB - SATA/IDE adapter?

I have an Asus EB1007 EeeBox that doesn't have a CD drive. I removed the hard drive and connected it to my laptop and formatted it, via a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. How can I install Windows XP using ...
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1answer
841 views

Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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1answer
2k views

Is USB supported in safe mode on XP?

According Microsoft, "Universal Serial Bus Devices Do Not Work in Safe Mode" under XP. However, in my testing this is incorrect. USB keyboards, mice and flash drives seem to work fine in safe mode (I ...
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261 views

USB 2.0 support on legacy motherboard

One of the machines I've is a 10 year old one. I can't discard it due to some sentiment (Mom). Legacy board: Mercury 810e / on board USB 1.1 Problem: USB 2.0 ALi PCI card doesn't work as it supposed ...
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2k views

Why must I install drivers BEFORE plugging in a new peripheral?

I've always found this to be curious about installation instructions for computer peripherals; most commonly, installation of USB hardware in Windows XP. Installation instructions typically insist ...
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2answers
890 views

Why do I have to manually install basic usb drivers everytime I switch a devices USB port in Windows XP?

When I say basic USB devices, I am talking about your standard keyboard, mouse, thumb drive. Nothing special or exotic. They will appear in Device Manager with an !, error code 1, saying that they ...
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1answer
1k views

Recognizing a USB keyboard and mouse within Windows after a clean install

I am attempting to deploy a bare bones Windows XP Pro SP3 clean install image across multiple computers. It has been a success. However, for computers without PS/2 capabilities, I am unable to ...
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2answers
318 views

Where can I find (and how can I install) the correct driver for an Evolution ER1 robot on Windows XP?

This question is rather esoteric, but an hour of net-perusing led me nowhere useful. I am attempting to get an old Evolution ER1 robot kit (no longer produced) running on Windows XP. The install CD ...
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1answer
178 views

USB WLAN adapter disables mouse/keyboard

I have an old Windows system here with a strange problem. Whenever I plug in my USB WLAN adapter the mouse and keyboard both become unresponsive. The system does not hang because other processes ...
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2answers
2k views

Why doesn't my belkin usb 2.0 4-port ultra-mini hub work on windows xp?

I just bought a belkin usb hub. I am running a fully updated Windows XP. When I plug in the device, it is not recognized. The device manager says "Unknown Device". The device properties say "There ...
2
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1answer
727 views

How to run Ubuntu OS in Windows off USB Disk without rebooting or installing on PC

Please help me install Ubuntu OS latest build (12.04) on a Kingston Data Traveler USB 8 GB (FAT32) without having to restart and boot from the USB drive. I want Ubuntu to load & run inside Win ...
2
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1answer
663 views

Best way to connect an old printer

My old computer died... Well, not so much died, as got thrown out of the house by somebody who intentionally mistook it for a piece of old junk. And now I've no way to connect one old printer which ...
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Windows XP machine not seeing external FAT32 partitions correctly

About 8 months ago my Windows XP laptop stopped being able to see FAT32 external drives when I plug them in... mostly. I will explain... It happens with all my FAT32 drives, whether they be ...
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170 views

Accessing local USB port from a VM Player guest which is running on a remote computer

I am connecting to a multi core Windows XP 64 bit machine from my single core 32 bit Windows XP machine in order to access Visual Studio to build our solution. Then we test the product on several VMs ...
1
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1answer
325 views

PC doesn't power off after hibernate on XP SP3

I have a PC with specs: XP SP3, Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz, Asus P5GC-MX motherbord, 2 Ghz DDR2 memory (1 GHz x 2). I used to use hibernate to shut down my PC because it saves time opening many ...
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1answer
369 views

How to tell how many USB ports a WinXP box has from across a network connection?

I'm remoting into an XP box... that's 3 feet from me... as you do.. but I began to wonder how to tell how many USB port it has if it weren't right next to me. I thought I could just look in device ...