Hey /g/, I'm trying to install an OS on an old netbook of mine, a Dell Vostro A90, running a corrupt Windows XP. Here's the thing. I can't get past this screen. What do?
It's included on the OS iso. Here is a link to access it. If you cannot boot from the disc you made then its not an iso.
Can't help any longer tonight. I'd suggest joining the windows irc tomorrow for help. They're usual pretty good about helping with installs. Just don't mention you're installing XP. People will be less likely to help you, and those assholes tend to fight about it.
I'm assuming you didn't plaster the usb with the files but followed instructions (used poweriso for windows, w32di or rufus for Linux)? If so, while your pc is booting up, there'll be a logo of your laptop's brand. (Dell eg) Now usually, pressing f12 will get you into the boot menu, but sometimes it's not that, so then spam f1 through f12 and even del key at logo. If it asks you what type of USB, for windows I think usb-hdd is correct. Then you should be good to go OP
Not sure what kind of usb or spotty usb port you have but if you do it correctly it's exactly the same reliability as a cd (except cd can get scratched so USB is technically more reliable)