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Booting a HP mini from SD Card?

ms2000 1,319 32 January 21, 2016 at 12:08 PM
HP mini 1035NR

So I cloned an SD card with the existing hard drive using paragan software - it is NTFS format.

When I tried to boot, Windows XP logo comes up followed by BSOD!

Is there a remedy?

Update:
It has a built in SD card slot

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Is this using a built in card reader or some adapter where the hard drive used to be?

Also just going to mention Windows XP, lack of security updates, really should not be using anymore, It's tough to even get a secure browser on it anymore. If your going to use this machine I strongly recommend a lightweight version of Linux.
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Is this using a built in card reader or some adapter where the hard drive used to be?

Also just going to mention Windows XP, lack of security updates, really should not be using anymore, It's tough to even get a secure browser on it anymore. If your going to use this machine I strongly recommend a lightweight version of Linux.
It has a built in SD card slot
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You should probably ask why you are doing this. You should note that using an SD card for this type of an application will result in premature failure of the SD card. I can't estimate, but on servers people have seen failures after a year, but a windows install will be hitting the disk considerably more than that application.

Just get a cheap SSD and use that. Just saw that it uses an IDE connection, might be hard to get a sata ssd in there and I've never seen an IDE one. Holy crud, they actually sell IDE SSDs!
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I just put a small spare SSD into a Dell netbook I had lying around, so my son can use it to take to a programming class at his university. Amazing what a difference an SSD makes, even in an Atom based netbook. However, that particular model was running Windows 7 Starter not XP.

OP, what's your goal here?
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You should probably ask why you are doing this......

Just get a cheap SSD and use that. Just saw that it uses an IDE connection, might be hard to get a sata ssd in there and I've never seen an IDE one. Holy crud, they actually sell IDE SSDs!
That is why - I have SSDs lying around at home but it won't fit.
IDE SSDs are rare and hence expensive.

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Amazing what a difference an SSD makes, even in an Atom based netbook. However, that particular model was running Windows 7 Starter not XP.

OP, what's your goal here?
One i have is XP
Same goal as yours - speed
With SSD, it will be better than a Tablet - don't u think?

What is the fix - I can not use regular SSDs on this one.
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Last edited by ms2000 January 22, 2016 at 11:08 AM
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Kick XP to the curb.

Put Mint Linux on it: http://www.linuxmint.com/
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That is why - I have SSDs lying around at home but it won't fit.
IDE SSDs are rare and hence expensive.



One i have is XP
Same goal as yours - speed
With SSD, it will be better than a Tablet - don't u think?

What is the fix - I can not use regular SSDs on this one.
Cheaper and easier (and better) to just buy a different used netbook with a Win 7 license and put one of your regular SSDs into that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Lati...SwUV9Wonx5
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That is why - I have SSDs lying around at home but it won't fit.
IDE SSDs are rare and hence expensive.
Still won't solve your SD card problem. You're likely to see a failure within a few months running windows XP with a page file. The page file will destroy that thing.
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Still won't solve your SD card problem. You're likely to see a failure within a few months running windows XP with a page file. The page file will destroy that thing.
Yeah, SD cards aren't rated for this kind of usage. Not to mention a card reader of this vintage will be pretty slow, likely much slower than the existing hdd.
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Ya I agree, time to recycle this thing.
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If you are determined to keep this netbook, and you happen to have an mSata SSD, you might want to investigate this type of thing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/1515...ps&lpid=82
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Kick XP to the curb.

Put Mint Linux on it: http://www.linuxmint.com/
If I do this, to open Word, what would I do - WinXP via VM?

LinuxMint won't speed up like SSD right?

Ton of good comments from many people here
So I went ahead and repped you guys.
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If I do this, to open Word, what would I do - WinXP via VM?

LinuxMint won't speed up like SSD right?

Ton of good comments from many people here
So I went ahead and repped you guys.
You would most likely use open source like LibreOffice on one of a dozen other options instead of Microsoft Office.

Linux may be faster than XP but that's a fairly old computer. I'd be in the market for a something from dell outlet when there's a coupon. Regarding LinuxMint, the Xfce edition is lighter weight for use on older hardware.
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That is why - I have SSDs lying around at home but it won't fit.
IDE SSDs are rare and hence expensive.
Same goal as yours - speed
This machine has a 1.8" 4200rpm PATA 60GB HDD.
The Atom N270 processor is also pretty slow, so it's debatable how much faster storage would speed it up. You could load xp or linux on an sd card or flash drive, but it would shorten the life of the drive considerably and it's questionable how much speed you'd gain. If you could find the compatible pata ssd, hp only made an 8 and 16 gb version and it isn't even that fast.

It's unclear if it maxes out at 1x1gb or 1x2gb, the manual contradicts itself.
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