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i can't Boot from a usb i always end up in WindowsXP start screen i don't know what's the problem am using Windows XP sp2 (dont know if that's the problem)

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Please edit your question and include how you've tried to make the live USB. Also, you might consider checking the boot order in your BIOS and that USB booting is enabled/possible. – edwin Jul 7 '13 at 15:48
well i used Yumi and LiLi currently trying UNetBootin and in the bios thingy i make the 1st boot is USB-HDD 2nd and 3rd too Currently UnetBootin is not working or it's just taking too long (sorry am a begginer) – omarlink Jul 7 '13 at 15:50
@omarlink Unetbootin takes some time as it must download the Ubuntu ISO. Please allow it to finish, – hexafraction Jul 7 '13 at 15:51
@hexafraction in the installing process it says Downloading files (Done) – omarlink Jul 7 '13 at 15:52
UNetbootin is currently Stuck on 5%.. ah nevermind working now :) – omarlink Jul 7 '13 at 15:54
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Once you downloaded the .iso image and installing it in the USB using Unetbooting, then you should modify the booting priority (do that on the BIOS, at the start up of the computer) making the USB Device (removable media) to boot as the first order/priority, leaving the HDD at the second place. Then Save and Exit Bios. Booting sequence will take the USB at first.

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