CF19 Windows XP install with USB

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  1. cf19xpusb

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    Hey all,

    So I tried removing windows 7 from my cf19 and putting on windows xp via a usb. Got everything sorted and setup, im even able to boot up into xp, however I run into an issue when trying to boot without having the initial usb in the computer.

    I used WinToFlash to setup my usb and used nlite to put in the sata drivers onto the windows install however when i try to boot up I get an error of

    "Windows could not start. Hardware configuration problem
    "

    However if I put in the usb that i installed xp with, i will have the option of loading into gui mode and then windows will launch successfully.

    Any ideas as to why this is happening?

    Thank you
     
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    Stolen from here
    https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=5836

    Windows XP - How to Repair Errors that Prevent Windows from Booting

    This document explains what to do if a machine won't boot.

    Repair the Windows Installation from the Recovery Console
    This section references "Repairing Windows XP in Eight Commands" by Robert Hallock (2006). See http://icrontic.com/articles/repair_windows_xp for the full text of that article.

    1. Boot from a standard Windows XP Install CD (not a Network Install CD).
    2. At the first setup screen, hit R to repair Windows using the Recovery Console.
    3. Select the Windows installation that you would like to repair by entering its number, followed by Enter.
    4. At the Recovery Console, type each following commands followed by Enter:
      • CD ..
      • ATTRIB -H C:\\boot.ini
      • ATTRIB -S C:\\boot.ini
      • ATTRIB -R C:\\boot.ini
      • del boot.ini
      • BOOTCFG /Rebuild
        • Set the Load Identifier to: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
        • Set the OS Load Options to: /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
      • CHKDSK /R
      • FIXBOOT
    5. Type exit to reboot the computer.

    also,
    Check in your BIOS and see if the hard drive is set for AHCI or IDE.

    Wikipedia: Older versions of operating systems require hardware-specific drivers in order to support AHCI. Windows XP does not provide support out of the box. In other words, the only way is to install third-party drivers.
     
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    Hey thank you for the help, ill try it and see what happens. I already tried repairing the boot.ini but that hasnt fixed it although there are some additional things written here that i didnt input so ill see what happens.

    The bios only has an option for compatibility mode or something else, i have it in compatibility mode otherwise it bluescreens on startup
     
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    I attempted to do as instructed but i still get the same error. But I am noticing that the boot ini isnt actually getting deleted at all for some reason. Like I initially tried editing the boot.ini on the front end once booted into windows and added some options to it. Those options are still there, along with the new added lines that were done with the recovery console.
     
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    Okay so i managed to figure out the problem with the boot.ini and resolved everything. Now it boots correctly without having to have the usb plugged in.

    Now i installed a bunch of drivers but i cant manage to find a driver for the sierra mc7750 Gobi 4000, that will work with windows xp. Only seeing these working on windows 7 and up

    Any ideas?
     
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    What was the issue?
     
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    The boot.ini was setup as follows
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    I switched it to
    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    That fixed the proper location of the windows install and allowed it to start properly.
     
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    From here
    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000492.htm

    example

    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect


    rdisk(x)
    Which disk on the controller is being used. In the above example, we are using an rdisk of "1", which indicates the second disk on the primary controller is being used. This value may be between "0" and "3" and is always set to "0" when "scsi(x)" is being used.
     
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