Try something- open K:\txtsetup.sif and find this line:
[BusExtenders.Load] .... .... rdummy=rdummy.sysComment it out, put ; at front:
;rdummy=rdummy.sysSave txtsetup.sif and try Setup again. Do not continue if you get to the partitions screen, just post how far you got.
Did you flip the removable bit of the USB stick? Or using USB hard disk?
- try to find update for BIOS and apply it.
- if you have internal card reader try to disable it in BIOS if possible. If not- put formatted card in it.
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