Solved put Windows 7 to load from 1TB external HDD

Hewlett-packard Compaq presario cq61-420...
July 7, 2011 at 01:06:49
Specs: Windows 7ultimate 64, Mobile Dual core Intel Pentium T3400,2166MHz (13x167)
how to make external hdd(WD my book 1tb) my system(windows 7 ultimate x64) drve,
need to make it primary master somehow...please help.

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#1
July 7, 2011 at 02:51:31
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cannot be done, you would have to take the drive from the external housing and fit it into the machine. or if it has a sata connection you can plug it directly into the motherboard sata connection.

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#2
July 7, 2011 at 03:47:53
seriously..?because i've got my c:\ drive with too much bad sectors,so i thought maybe i can fix something...if so i'll have to just change it! then it's getting a hardware problem.and the external won't fit in there.
Thanks!

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#3
July 7, 2011 at 13:14:52
In a round about way one could do that. MS doesn't want you to run W7 from a usb drive but hackers have done it since xp.

I would take the drive out of my external and put it in the computer. Might could clone it over and just swap.

One can attach the usb to C: drive as a folder but that usually would only help if you started the mess like that and put files in that folder that are eating up your space.


Find out what is taking up space and delete it. Return to OEM state to get rid of all your junk.

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#4
July 7, 2011 at 14:30:27
i guess i'm gonna need better(maybe step by step) explanation of how to do that. and i don't really care what ms wants!thank you!

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#5
July 7, 2011 at 16:12:42
You need to replace the drive if it has failing sectors. No amount of cleanup can correct that.

save yourself some lifespan and forget trying to hack the system.

Just get a replacement drive, install your OS and xfer your data to the new drive BEFORE the old one becomes unrecoverable.

Time is not on your side.

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#6
July 8, 2011 at 05:35:54
ABSOLUTELY!! Replace the drive ASAP and save the external for your back up purpose you probably purchased it for. $40.00 - $60.00 (in USA) is all it would cost you to purchase a new hard drive (internal SATA) OR a little bit more if this is a laptop or netbook (2.5" drives are a bit more than 3.5" drives) and you probably would need a recovery set of disks from the manufacturer if you waited too long and cannot clone the old drive over to the new one. If it is under warranty, contact the manufacturer right away about this.

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#7
July 9, 2011 at 04:32:33
ok!drive c:\ has bad sectors,checked it with hdd recovery pro.
probably unusable and everytime i turn on the computer it offers disc diagnostics,
i choose to skip because it won't help(did it onse).i guess ther'sno software cool enough to fix my systemdrive.it's an answer to almighty jefro who offered to help!
thank's in advance!

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