Windows XP (compact flash version)

By duxbury ยท 15 replies
Apr 13, 2010
  1. I have managed to create a cut downversion of Xp using nLite, the CF boots o.k from my computer via adaptor, but will not boot from the industrial PC I am repairing although I have successfully booted Windows 2000 (unfortunately this does not support the software I want to run), the unit may be unfamiliar with you (B&R Automation).
    All that happens with Xp in this unit is you get the dashed bar accross the bottom of the screen goes half way then reboots, this repeats after the failure to boot screen comes up (option of safe mode etc. also does not work nor boot to command line). I have looked at the setting in the BIOS and cannot find anything unusual, (although I have tried several settings).
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    If the USB drive is bootable, you will need to make sure that the BIOS is configured to boot from USB devices (first in boot order) but... why are you trying to install a stripped version of XP? It's much less painful to just use an OEM disk.
  3. duxbury

    duxbury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its not USB as stated its a Compact flash card, and yes the BIOS is loooking for the card first (it has the option in BIOS). As far as stripping Xp, its because its being used on an industrial PC (therefore nogames, fancy bits) also its on a 1GB card.
  4. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    What files are included? (Or excluded, whichever is shorter.)
  5. duxbury

    duxbury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    As said prevoiusly all the fancy bits have gone, games, defrag, etc, but all the essential files are there, (boots o.k from a normal computer).
  6. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413

    Computer Specifications

    What are your computer specifications?
  7. zenkarman

    zenkarman TS Rookie

    A few days ago I changed my OS with Windows XP (compact flash version). Windows XP is easy and speedy to use. Any person can handle a computer with this XP. Advantage of this compact flash are much faster access time, less heat genrated and does not genrate any noise.
  8. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    Do you have a problem with XP anymore?
  9. pjamme

    pjamme TS Enthusiast Posts: 208

    I use nLite a lot, great program but has limitations. Cannot be used for Windows 7.

    It is imperative that you use a specific CD to create each nlite or Winlite.iso. You cannot use one for anything other than what it was created for.
    For example if it is a Dell OEM XP Pro then it can only be used on that particular Dell. If it is a computer with a Restore partition then I have found I am pretty much out of luck, even though I have an XP Restore CD from Hp as the partition is Vista Business.

    That said, what OS does your industrial PC use?
  10. duxbury

    duxbury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Re: Xp compact version

    Its quite funny that nobody is actually reading the thread properly, it states that I am using Xp, and I am still having trouble with it booting up from the flash card (although boots up fine from a normal computer using the adaptor).The computer as stated before is an industrial unit, made by B&R Industrial Automation Ltd. Ihave tried contacting them but being such a small fry and dont want to spend a few thousand with them they are not interested.
  11. superty12

    superty12 TS Enthusiast Posts: 413


    I meant the model. There are lots of industrial PC's on B&R Automation's page. Also, what Service Pack (if one) level are you using? We need the model.
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I find it kind of weird.
    Might be unlucky, but its most likely that no one who has read this has any ideas.
    Not strictly their/my fault, its just a weird situation. In my experience, booting off USB flash memory is iffy.
  13. duxbury

    duxbury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Re: Model number

  14. duxbury

    duxbury TS Rookie Topic Starter

    SP2 service pack
  15. eagleflow

    eagleflow TS Rookie

    I have a problem with flashplayer ,can somebody help me :)
  16. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    eagleflow, I recommend that you post your question separately in the appropriate forum and describe the problem you are having. Without knowing the problem, TechSpot members might find it difficult to know whether or not they can help you.
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