install win xp on my USB flash drive...

Posted: 07-28-2004, 08:56 AM
When I tried to install win xp on my USB flash drive, it
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
error message:

NOTE:
·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
condition.
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
information."

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?

install win xp on my USB flash drive...


Responses to "install win xp on my USB flash drive..."

Shenan Stanley
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: install win xp on my USB flash drive...
Posted: 07-28-2004, 09:28 AM
Philip Lucas wrote:
> When I tried to install win xp on my USB flash drive, it
> 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
> error message:
>
> NOTE:
> ·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
> condition.
> 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
> information."
>
> 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?
I do not believe you can install Windows XP on a removable USB device.

--
<- Shenan ->
--
The information is provided "as is", with no guarantees of
completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any
kind, express or implied. In other words, read up before you take any
advice - you are the one ultimately responsible for your actions.


Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: install win xp on my USB flash drive...
Posted: 07-28-2004, 12:50 PM
>-----Original Message-----
>Philip Lucas wrote:
>> When I tried to install win xp on my USB flash drive, it
>> 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
>> error message:
>>
>> NOTE:
>> ·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
>> condition.
>> 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
>> information."
>>
>> 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?
>
>I do not believe you can install Windows XP on a
removable USB device.
>
>--
><- Shenan ->
>--
>The information is provided "as is", with no guarantees of
>completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without
warranties of any
>kind, express or implied. In other words, read up before
you take any
>advice - you are the one ultimately responsible for your
actions.
>
>
>.
Thanks Shenan, i think your right i just read an earticle
( http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/7/7/577a5684-
8a83-43ae-9272-ff260a9c20e2/usb-boot.exe )which said:
"... Current versions of Windows should not be installed
to USB hard disk drives because Windows does not support
USB hard disk drives as the primary boot device..."
>
Miss Perspicacia Tick
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: install win xp on my USB flash drive...
Posted: 07-28-2004, 04:14 PM
Shenan Stanley wrote:
> Philip Lucas wrote:
>> When I tried to install win xp on my USB flash drive, it
>> 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
>> error message:
>>
>> NOTE:
>> ·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
>> condition.
>> 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
>> information."
>>
>> 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?
>
> I do not believe you can install Windows XP on a removable USB device.
>
> --
> <- Shenan ->
Shenan is correct. A Windows OS *must* be installed on a fixed disk - i.e. a
hard drive.



Phillips
Guest
Posts: n/a
 
Re: install win xp on my USB flash drive...
Posted: 07-28-2004, 04:23 PM
Just for the sake of playing around, why don't you try to 'paste' an image
of an already installed barebone XP on the USB flash drive?
Let us know what you get. I remember seeing ad ad on the web for a PC with
no HDD and only 8GB PCI RAM disks - about $6000. The trick is to have/write
the drivers, might work around for USB.

Have fun, and don't take "no" for an answer.

Michael

"Philip Lucas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:58e401c47480$c0d72e60$[email protected]..
When I tried to install win xp on my USB flash drive, it
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
error message:

NOTE:
·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
condition.
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
information."

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?


 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is a 2G USB Flash drive enought to install Ubuntu Linux on? Guest Linux / Unix 0 07-19-2008 12:00 AM
If I download Linux onto a Flash Drive, can I permanently install it ... Guest Windows NT/2000/XP 0 07-15-2008 07:50 AM
If I download Linux onto a Flash Drive, can I permanently install it ... Guest Windows NT/2000/XP 0 07-15-2008 05:41 AM
Flash Drive doesnt install on vista Memi Windows Vista Hardware & Devices 3 01-10-2008 08:06 PM
Install Vista on internal Flash drive? Possible? glxyjones Windows Vista Install & Setup 2 02-07-2007 05:56 PM