install win xp on my USB flash drive...
Posted: 07-28-2004, 08:56 AM
could recognize the partion (NTFS format) which is on the
USB flash drive but when I press enter to choose the
partition to put win xp on it comes up with the following
·My computers first boot devise is the USB flash disk.
·USB boot enabled
·USB flash drive is NTFS formatted
"Your computers startup program cannot gain access to the
disk containing the partition or free space you chose.
Setup cannot install windows XP on this hard disk.
This lack of access doesn't necessarily indicate an error
For example, disk attached to a SCSI adaptor that wasn't
installed by your computer manufacturer or to a secondary
hard disk controller, are typically not visible to the
startup program unless special software is used. Contact
your computer manufacturer for more information.
On x86 - based computers, this massage may indicate a
problem with the COMS drive type settings.
See your disk controller documentation for more
Do I need to install a third party driver from a floppy
disk to make the USB flash drive bootable by pressing F6
while the win xp CD is loading? If so where could I
download one from?