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    Cannot boot from USB - Installing Windows XP

    I've been wanting to install Windows XP on my USB, and I have succeed. But I've have been experiencing some problems: when I want to boot from a USB/or just start up my computer; hundreds of lines of code appear on my screen. I then have to hit "Esc" and enter a key phrase every time to login.

    Any idea on how to fix this?

    EDIT:
    Computer: Dell Dimension E520
    Last edited by Annys; January 20th, 2013 at 01:46 AM.

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    Re: Cannot boot from USB - Installing Windows XP

    Hi Annys, welcome to the Ubuntu Forums.

    What method did you use to install XP to your USB device?

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    Re: Cannot boot from USB - Installing Windows XP

    Quote Originally Posted by C.S.Cameron View Post
    Hi Annys, welcome to the Ubuntu Forums.

    What method did you use to install XP to your USB device?
    I used my laptop--it runs Windows 7.

    I have Windows XP Professional/SP3 (.iso file). I extracted (or mounted) the ISO (using 'Mount Control') and used 'WinToFlash' to create a bootable USB flash drive.

    Though I do think the problem I am having has occurred from a faulty installing of Ubuntu. But I thought I would mention it on the forums.

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