My laptop resets when trying to boot usb mass storage

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Hi. I have an old laptop dell latitude d410 with no hard disk. I tried to put windows xp bootable on an usb stik, i tried different usb sticks and windows versions, but after the dell startup logo dissapears, it just resets. Then it tries to boot the usb again...and again...and again without booting.
Also the laptop fan is not conected to the motherboard, but its on an usb so it always spins at max speed. The laptop should work but for some reason it resets on booting. Note that it did that even before puting the fan on usb. Il even make a vid of what it dids if u didnt understand, link here https://youtu.be/zEHAX8o5LKg .
And sorry for my crappy english :)
 
How were the files put on the USB? Were they just copied? If so, then it won't work correctly. Also, what kind of file is it? And, what happens if you try to let it load normally (not using the USB to change Windows versions)? Does it load normally?

 
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I used Rufus to make a bootable USB with an win xp. If it has nothing to load it will just say to press f1 or something like that and retry. Update: Now I found another portable version, and this time I tried using DriveDroid on my phone to boot the win from with phone via USB cable. I mounted the IMG in DriveDroid, then I started the laptop, and the win xp logo showed and started loading. I though that it finally works...but after 2 seconds from the win xp startup logo, blue screen of death. It was in German so idk what it said. But it had no seconds countdown until it auto-resets. So I think the laptop has a problem, maybe broken/faulty hardware.
 
Could be, however that doesn't explain the change in language. Are you sure the copy you tried to install isn't in another language? Part of the problem could also be that you are trying to do it from a phone. Even with the apps that they have to try and make it work, there are more problems doing it that way than from say a thumb drive.
 
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Ill try making another usb with unbuntu or freebst to see if they crash too. Ill try unbuntu on phone too. Maybe one of them will work I hope. The windows xp portable was the only portable version i could find on the internet torrents, others had no seeders, so i dont have another win to test
 
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Tried Linux lite from DriveDroid, it kind of works. It boots, it enters the is desktop but some programs simply don't open for some reason. But at least it booted. But why can't it boot windows xp too?
 
Well now if you are trying to install a unofficial copy that is a whole other story. That, alas, I can't help with. You may want to try contacting the manufacturer and see if you can get a copy for that system from them. They are usually pretty cheap.
 
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I added the old hdd it had with bads just to be there in the laptop. Now it doesnt reset, it can boot both phones and usb sticks, it just had to have a hdd there wenether its used or not. Now linux works fine, windows xp boots, so I think i can say problem solved
 
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Btw I know downloading from the internet is bad, but windows xp is already very old and out of support from microsoft, so it seems pointless to buy it.
 
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