troubleshooting Question

Installing XP on ThinkPad with no CD or Floppy drive

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I have a ThinkPad 570e with no CD or floppy drive and need to re-install XP.

I tried putting the hard drive in a newer ThinkPad which worked fine while the drive was in there but did not when I placed it back into the older laptop. I get a blue screen telling me there was an error reading the disk.

So, I believe the issue might be with the bios? Is there a way to avoid having to buy or borrow an external CD drive to do this? I have USB but the concern is whether or not a USB drive will even be recognized or bootable.

Thanks,

-Craig
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