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Old 12-17-2011, 01:52 AM   #1
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No mass storage detected when attempting to boot MS Windows XP


Hello ya'll,

My situation is this:
My father was confident he could use my old netbook to which I was using Ubuntu (I completely removed Windows, stupid I know). He couldn't manage it . But in good and patient nature, I suggested I would reinstall Windows XP. Turns out it is not as easy as I thought.

When I attempted to boot from a Windows XP cd, I was notified that there was no mass storage detected, and as such the install could not continue. I searched around a bit and attempted to remove grub through the recovery console on the cd, however nothing happened.

I am not a very experienced user and would love if anyone could help! :/

Using: Inspiron Dell Mini 1011, LG portable CD drive, Ubuntu 11.10

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Old 12-17-2011, 02:36 AM   #2
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Are you trying to remove ubuntu & install windows?
 
Old 12-17-2011, 02:46 AM   #3
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I am indeed!
 
Old 12-17-2011, 02:50 AM   #4
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I'd say his plans are to format the ubuntu partition and install Windows; but that is just an assumption. This thread probably belongs in general as a side note, since it's not really a Linux issue. Your Windows Xp disk, are you sure it's functional? try browsing it in a file manager to make sure there's stuff there. You say it's a netbook, not sure, but i don't think netbooks were around in winxp days. Is this disc made for this computer?
p.s.
An alternative is you could find out what is wrong with Ubuntu and we could help you.. If it's Unity then i don't blame the man :-P but you can always install a different desktop environment.
 
Old 12-17-2011, 02:53 AM   #5
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http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-2...and-install-xp
Good luck
There are some dd commands but I don't know them
 
  


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