i need to boot my laptop from USB HDD

June 21, 2012 at 02:12:02
Specs: Windows 7
[how to boot SONY VIO laptop from USB HDD] MY LAPTOP POWER WAS FINISHED WHILE I WAS BOOTING AND NOW I AM UNABLE TO BOOT LAPTOP,PLEASE HELP ME TO BOOT IT.

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June 21, 2012 at 03:33:10
Your laptop may have factory recovery partition. Read the documentation that must have come with your purchase of the laptop or visit Sony internet support page for a description of how to do recovery.

If you have no recovery partition or you already destroyed it, then continue reading.

First, your laptop must be able to boot to USB HDD. Go into BIOS and check. I assume your laptop can boot to USB HDD.

Secondly, you must make your USB HDD bootable and put Windows 7 installation files on to it. Then you can make startup repair or a complete repair installation. If you have SP1 installed to Windows 7, then you need Windows 7 with SP1 integrated.

For instructions on how to make USB HDD bootable, please see this article. You can replace USB flash disk with USB HDD in the article.

Conversely, you can buy an USB DVD drive and use Windows 7 disk instead of USB HDD.

CoolGuy


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#2
June 21, 2012 at 06:14:28
"i need to boot my laptop from USB HDD"

Is your external bootable & does it have an OS installed on it?


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