Would like to transfer all files from Compaq laptop to Asus MB, 2gb ram, 250mb hard drive. Winxp install disk not recognized on asus M3a78-em, dos disk will boot from cd-, but not xp installation disk. any ideas?
A straight up clone from a Compaq laptop to a desktop PC is unlikely to work.
And unless that is a retail XP license you purchased in the laptop, it will become unactivated upon seeing new hardware, and be unusable after 30 days.
Obtain and try a different XP DVD or USB to boot from?