Hello everyone; I'm new to this community and glad to be here; Here is my problem: I have a laptop that has an unrealiable CD/DVD drive; I had the unfortunate situation where I couldn't get my CD/DVD to read my XP Install CD (also had a DVD too!) when it was necessary for me to re-install my XP; I don't want to lug around an external CD/DVD drive since I rarely use it other than reinstalling my system and all the development stuff I need to work. Can anyone tell me how to create an XP install on a flash drive? I know my BIOS regonizes my USB flash drive as I was able to use the PEBuilder to create a bootable flash drive. I figure a USB flash drive is more reliable than a CD or DVD that usually gets damaged in some way. Now, I have the bright idea that I should be able to create an XP install flash drive? Is this possible? Anyone? Thanks!!