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Problem installing 2000 on a Notebook without a Cd-ROM

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ElectricSoul, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. ElectricSoul

    ElectricSoul Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2004

    1. My BIOS does not support booting from a USB device
    2. The Notebook does NOT have a CD-ROM
    3. I am able to access a USB CD-ROM with a bootdisk
    4. I've created 3 partitions, but only the second partition is working, because the harddisk is corrupt
    5. The partion is 7GB large and has the letter D

    The Problems I've encountered:
    • I tried to start the ..\I386\winnt.exe but the setup doesn't see my Harddrive. Windows is unable to locate a appropriate drive with enough space.
    • Same as above happens when I run the winnt from the harddisk
    • The setup doesn't start at all when there is no CD-ROM driver loaded, so I cannot just use simple bootdisks

    Well, what can I do?? I'd like to load the USB drivers during the bootsetup(using 4 bootdisk) but I do not know how. Does anyone have a idea how to get this installation going?

    Thank you

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