blue screen error while installing xp from usb flash drive

By shweeto ·
Hi, i have install xp from usb in many pc but when i install in dell gx260 it says setup is starting windows and a blue screen error comes.

my bootable usb is OK and working fine on other systems.

kindly guide me what to do.

Junaid Ahmed
Asst IT Manager
Alkaram Towel Industries

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For the love of god, what is the BSOD error?

by seanferd In reply to blue screen error while i ...

And you claim to be an IT manager. I cannot fathom why people think mentioning that there is an error, <i><b>but not what the actual error is</i></b> is of any use to anyone whatsoever.


So, what is the error message, that someone may help you with this. Being an IT professional, I would imagine that you might even look up the error yourself, but yeah, we'll look it up for you.

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thanks for taunting seanferd

by shweeto In reply to For the love of god, what ...

hi, 1st of all am not IT MANAGER OK and if you are better than me then its good for you but don't show off your self.. am here to get some help and you taunt me like a child. anyway the error code is 0x0000007b but for you i have uploaded the image.. you can see it here.. http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/9704/0x0000007b.jpg

thanks for your precious time.

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Sorry, that's what it said at the bottom of the post.

by seanferd In reply to thanks for taunting seanf ...

I am not trying to taunt you or insult you, I just can't understand why people report "errors" without ever giving the error message. It really helps to have that information!

By the way, I'm not an IT professional at all, and I am constantly floored by the inability of professionals, with the resources at their disposal, to work out some of these issues when I can in my spare time.

Since you are getting other answers, I'll just back out, since I have obviously offended you deeply.


edit: OK, you still haven't gotten an answer after providing further information, so I've added a post. Good luck, I know it can be a pain to get that to work sometimes.

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It seems you have found

by seanferd In reply to Sorry, that's what it sai ...

"The most popular Blue Screen of Death error".


Since nothing at that article directly addresses Flash drives, we need to address specific issues for USB Flash booting: How did you configure the image on the drive, what type of image is it, and what method did you use to make it bootable?

Some references which may help you, regardless:

Edit: I see from reading your other responses that this works on some systems excepting a few Dells. I could not get this to work on a Latitude D620 no matter what I did. I tried several different methods of imaging (both slip-streamed and not)and making the drive bootable. It may just be the Dell models.

edit2: Further, I was able to boot the machine from Flash, just not with the XP installation setup. Actually, it booted on one or two tests, but could not complete installation. And this was not a SATA HDD driver problem (XP has no native SATA support, but BIOS was set to an unalterable "compatibility mode").

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you are right seanferd

by shweeto In reply to It seems you have found

thanks for your reply seanferd, this problem is only with dell series, maybe its not supported anyway thanks

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Your "bootable usb is OK and working fine on other systems"?

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to blue screen error while i ...

What are you trying to do?
More details please. :)

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am trying to install xp from a usb flash drive

by shweeto In reply to Your "bootable usb is OK ...

as i write in the title.. am trying to install xp pro from a usb flash drive and its working on other systems except dell gx260, gx270, gx280.

every thing is ok but when it says : setup is starting windows, a bsod error 0x0000007b comes.

i want to know if there is any solution to this or the dell series is not compatible?

thanks for your time
have a nice day.

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All i can say is that some machines cut the USB power off...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to am trying to install xp f ...

Some computers, when starting, cut off (or suspend) the power until the software is nearly fully booted. This might be the cause in your case. Or, you could get a more powerful power supply unit to fit to your Dell machines if at all possible.

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by shweeto In reply to All i can say is that som ...

Peconet Tietokoneet thanks for your info.. maybe you are right...

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Must you use the USB?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to blue screen error while i ...

Have you tried copying the installation files to the hard drive and installing from there? How about a DVD?

Are you doing a 'clean' install on a blank hard drive, or upgrading a previous version of Windows? If upgrading, are you booting from the USB or allowing the previous version to boot and then starting the upgrade?

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