The Set Up:
My friend asked me to take a look at his laptop. It is an HP Pavilion dv4000 laptop 2002. The specs are-
IntelŪ PentiumŪ M processor 1.60GHz
1.60 GHz, 504 MB of RAM
74 GB hdd
"Designed for Windows XP"
The viruses on this mother were so bad that I had to do a reinstall and for some reason, I'm trying to figure out why I did it now, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it, knowing I was going to have to install XP back onto it. (At the time I thought I would have an easier time running ubuntu to do the reinstall.)
The issue that came to me when trying to install the Windows XP ISO using Linux via USB. (???) Why didnt I just make it while I still had the XP?Would have made my job so so much easier. And since I am not running any Windows OS's on any of my own computers, I either have to leave my place to borrow a friends computer, or usually the answer is on ubuntuforums.org which is down :!:
Sigh... So I created my pendrive Windows XP. I rebooted and recieve error message BOOTMGR Missing Press Ctl + Alt + Delete to reboot
, and this results in an endless loop of reboots.
So of course I search engine it. Tons of people have ran across this issue. Its very common, yet from Linux not so simple. Basically I have come to conclusion my answer is to use another windows system to install
onto my USB.
According to this post on via this link http://forums.techguy.org/7452772-post22.html
and this post http://forums.techguy.org/7451489-post18.html
my solution is not using Linux.
Can anyone answer this? It could also help anyone in the future searching for this answer, which is mostly why I made this so throroughly descriptive, thank you.
Here are a few more useful links:
(And YES, I have to do this from a USB no disc drive avail.)