I have a mesh laptop with no os at the moment but i want to put xp on it but have some probs i was hoping someone could help me with. Well for a start the dvd drive won't pick up at startup so i can't boot xp from startup. I brought another dvd drive off ebay thinking it was faulty but still does not pick up. So i put the laptop drive int a caddy and connected it to my desktop pc and partitioned the drive into 2, I then put xp on the second partition not installed but can anyone tell me if i could make a floppy to boot xp of the laptop hd. Also becuse the laptop is 5 years old it won't let me boot off a usb dvd drive or usb stick at startup.