Netbook - Windows Intallation

  CDL 23:41 09 Jan 2009

I have a Toshiba NB100 Netbook and I would like to format the drive and put Windows XP on (without all the bundled baggage).
Using an external optical drive (Elonex) I have attempted numerous times to install the new o/s. All appears fine and the files load up. However when the setup arrives at 'Setup is starting windows' I get a blue Stop error screen (BSOD). It advises running chkdsk etc - which doesnt find anything. The machine runs fine when running Windows and the external optical drive reads other media perfectly.

Any ideas ?



  Terminus90 23:50 09 Jan 2009

Do you not have an internal cd/dvd drive from which to boot from the XP cd?

  CDL 23:58 09 Jan 2009

No, Terminus90, It does not have an optical drive.

  Terminus90 01:23 10 Jan 2009

does it have a floppy drive?

  CDL 17:40 10 Jan 2009

No it doesn't have a floppy drive either !

  ventanas 22:04 10 Jan 2009

On my netbook, although not a Toshiba, there are two ways to reinstall Windows, from the hidden partition, or from a backup of the installation files created in the same way as to a CD, but on this machine the files are copied to a pen drive.
The pen drive needed to be at least 2Gb.
Do you have this option with yours?

  CDL 23:37 10 Jan 2009

Hello ventanas - No not as such;but I do have a 2Gb pen drive and the Windows CD. But how do I make the pen drive 'bootable'. There is an option in the boot order to boot from 'USB Memory' so theoretically then I should be able to do what you are suggesting ?

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