problems installing Windows XP Home SP3

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    gbpxl

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    I am trying to install this OS from a USB stick. I did it successfully the 1st or 2nd time i tried it, I got to my desktop and everything. Then when I re-booted, I got some kind of error. So I went and tried to install the OS all over again, each time I get some type of error. The most recent one and the one I'm looking at right now I get during the 2nd part of the install (GUI) and says "Windows - Delayed Write Failed. WIndows was unable to save all the data for the file blah blah blah. The data has been lost etc"

    I can't click "ok" and the install freezes up around "installing start menu items"
     
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    well, I just realized my USB stick was in FAT32. I just changed it to NTFS so we'll see if that makes a difference. my laptop's HDD is NTFS

    probably wont matter but we'll see
     
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    how did you create your bootable usb stick??

    the easy way is to copy your installation cd to your hard drive

    download ImgBurn and create a bootable ISO image

    http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

    once you have the ISO file on your desktop, then download Rufus and create the bootable usb stick:

    http://rufus.akeo.ie/

    there are plenty of tutorials online for both rufus and imgburn.

    If you keep getting errors it is either a faulty drive or bootable usb is corrupted.

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    when installing xp, always do a FULL format not a quick format.
     
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