The second partition is NTFS~65Gb, expands logically. As I said, installing Windows from the optical drive works well (same partition scheme: Windows installs on 8GB FAT32). The most common problem is that your source XP does not contain the appropriate hard drive drivers for your system. If your BIOS is configured for SATA-AHCI mode, change it to Legacy IDE mode. If you cannot change the BIOS mode of AHCI/SATA, you should either get an XP CD/ISO with built-in mass storage drivers or use Easy2Boot with the package of mass storage drivers added. Disable AHCI startup (but I can`t find an IDE boot option). *: I know that despite the reader registration, it will work well, but my end user is not an experienced computer scientist and he confuses them after the last 20 years where they drift with C:. It is only for the protocol and without offending another method/tool and its respective authors that I would try the WinsetupFromUSBwithGUI approach which I believe is the most tested (successfully). Look here also superuser.com/a/623998/63915 We also had the problem of the absence of EULA (“Configuration cannot find the end user license agreement”).
I used Rufus 1.3.4. In the advanced format options, you can change the BIOS ID. The standard BIOS ID has been set from Rufus to 0x81. I tried 0x82, which restarted the PC forever. Then I tried 0x80 and passed the EULA message and was able to format the partition and the installation files were copied to the partition. Unfortunately, after a reboot, I launched the error “Windows could not be started because the following file is missing or corrupted: system32hal.dll Please reinstall a copy of the file below.” I could solve this problem by reworking the boot.ini file on the hard disk of the target computer and replacing “multi (0) disk (0) rdisk (1) partition (1)” twice for “multi(0) disk (0)rdisk (0)partition (1)”. Is there a way to install Windows XP from USB without going through 3 steps? From a CD or DVD with unsupervised installations, you can put it on and out, and when you come back, look at a desk. So what`s the advantage of USB? Just in case the computer doesn`t have an optical disc? In some cases (apparently?), you may also need to make sure that one of the existing partitions on an internal hard drive is active in the system – if this is not the case for some reason, Windows may again refuse to install it. I have not personally observed this particular problem and I am not sure in which specific case it is necessary.