Solved how do I boot from the USB HDD?

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June 26, 2012 at 01:29:59
Specs: Windows XP service pk3, AMD ATHLONXP1800
Hi dear folks,
I just cloned the win xp contained C: drive disk to the USB HDD; but my question is that how do I boot from the USB HDD?
I will be waiting for your reply!

hi folks what is new!


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#1
June 26, 2012 at 01:35:36
Change from your bios boot priority...and put as first boot device usb

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#2
June 26, 2012 at 01:55:58
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Windows does not support booting from an external drive so just changing boot order in bios will not allow your cloned disk to boot. There is also the issue of the cloned drive containing bootfiles configured for an internal rather than external drive
Your best option is to get a new replacement for the internal drive and re-clone to that new internal drive. In Windows at least, external drives are useful for storage but not for operating system installation.

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#3
June 26, 2012 at 02:46:18
Mr Richard59, Yes u r right!!! I already changed the boot order as IST boot device USB HDD, but it is no working at all.

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#4
June 26, 2012 at 05:14:22
U can boot from USB external storage device for windows installation only, u can't boot as internal hard drive.

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#5
June 26, 2012 at 14:00:05
Why would you believe that you can clone a windows hard drive to a usb and expect it to boot?

Windows knows it is a removable device.

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#6
June 27, 2012 at 01:16:59
Hi jefro, I just had little bit curiosity that boot the cloned windows from the USB HDD,
And in future somebody will find the way to boot the windows from the USB HDD; I will be waiting for that time!

hi folks what is new!


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#7
June 27, 2012 at 11:33:49
There are ways to do that now.

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#8
June 27, 2012 at 12:32:35
Hi jefro, I will be appreciating if you let me know the way to do that.

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#9
June 27, 2012 at 14:25:00
Those processes that enable booting a windows operating system from an external drive do not apply to a cloned operating system disk. You would need to install the operating system to the external drive and it would then only work on the machine it was attached to. Msoft does not support that configuration.
http://www.ehow.com/how_4853554_ins...

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