The few netbooks we have at the office all require the recovery media if the onboard recovery fails. You would not be here if that was an option. Windows 7 would have cost you 100 for the license and having it installed possibly another 100 so why the rush to burn up your 200 buck investment?
-> XP on USB? Microsoft and the maker never issued that or a method to do that. Why are you creating a new install method?
Hi, I bought an advent 2gb ram 160gb hdd from ebay. It came pre installed with xp, but had windows 7 put over the top of it. The computer crash dumped when on the internet and it restarted (it did this twice in a row). I then clicked on techguys recovery , this just loaded a screen saying please wait and didnt do anything for 2 hours. I then tried doing it from safe mode and this started to work but then half way through stopped and my netbook restarted. It now hasn't got any windows and upon load up and instead says BOOTMGR is missing CTRL ALT DEL to restart it restarrts to bios screen and then repeats the message.
As i mentioned it came preinstalled with xp and i have my product key etc. so surely it should be able to be recovered? I don't have a cd drive on the netbook and i don't have a massive external memory drive or usb.
But if i download xp to a usb and plug it in is this likely to fix my problem. I am pulling my hair out