After going through various guides and undertaking a number of google searches during the past two hours, I am now here to seek help when it comes to formatting and reinstalling Windows XP on the 311c 1010SA.
You can shout at me, point me to other web pages, tell me to do searches, but I am at a stage where I want a discussion where I'm practically on my knees and begging for help when it comes to reinstalling Windows XP. I want an opportunity to discuss this further and to find ways of getting past this.
Here's the situation, I tried slipstreaming the Nvidia Sata IDE driver to the Windows installation files as found in the C: drive of the Mini 311 (Entitled i386) using NNlite. I then tried bringing the windows files over to the USB pen drive using 'WinsetupfromUSB' but it didn't recognise the windows files as actual windows files, because the way HP have done it differs from an ordinary Windows XP disc (Assumption).
I tried placing the files onto the USB stick manually, then I stumbled upon a roadblock where I cannot enter into recovery mode so I can do the dos commands e.g. Cd.. dir/w, cd setup.exe, etc.
I would be really grateful if the community can help me as I would like to avoid purchasing an external cd drive as well as either Windows XP from HP or Windows 7.
Many Thanks for listening.