Installing XP Without Floppy Or CDROM Drive?

By ajay16
May 28, 2006
  1. I have a Dell L400 laptop and i have just bought a new 60gb HDD for it.
    I need to install XP on it, i have a 2.5 to 3.5 adapter that i have bought but i need to know how to install DOS onto the HDD so i can boot to DOS and then install XP that i have copied across to the laptop HDD.

    I have no partitions on the drive, also i have a Creative 6gb MP3 Player that can be used as an external drive, so i could install windows from that if i can work out how to use a USB device, either to boot from or to use in DOS.

    If anyone can give me a hand i would be most grateful, also i have Acronis Partition Expert to format the Laptop HDD with.
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