Windows 7 Install from USB: "ssing operating system"


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I am experiencing a problem with installing the Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000, I believe) from a USB drive. I followed Link Removed due to 404 Error to make the bootable USB drive as I have Windows XP Home Edition and not Windows Vista, like so many tutorials like this out there assume.

Before using this tutorial, I was getting a J in the upper-left corner upon attempting to boot from USB. Now, the string "ssing operating system" appears in the upper-left corner. I figure it meant to display "Missing operating system."

I tried doing the tutorial over again. No luck. Why is this happening, and how can I fix it?