I just got a new Notebook, Asus Eee PC 1000H. and as Usual, I like to have my own windows XP Pro on it. It comes with XP home.
So, I format the drive and connect my "Home made" external CD drive and finally get to boot to it. I had to go into bios and set the first boot to the USB device. "F2" @ boot will get you into setup utility. Anyway, windows setup finally starts and it takes so much time to finish. During install it prompted me that it can not read from the CD drive. So I ejected the drive and inserted it back in. Setup seamed to work OK. an hour later, at least, and windows start. Great....
When I logged to windows, I can not really run much. Things in the system are missing and drivers do not work properly. Setup a user account, does not work. so I was so mad. After all this time and windows installation I guess skipped some files that it could not read. Well, what can I do now?
now that the Windows is running and at a minimum can see my USB Hard drive. I copied the full CD onto the hard drive and run setup from there. I get a window saying that it recommends doing an upgrade. Good, so, I say OK. it runs for a while and restarts the computer couple of times. And guess what, MS Windows is back up and running like a charm. Thanks Microsoft for the upgrade option. And this really cool fix.