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kzov

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Hello, first timer to this forums :whistling:


I've stuck a HDD in an inclosure and its connected to my laptop via USB. I'm trying to install windows XP on it and it tells me that it cannot access the drive because it doesnt have permission to do it. Er something like that. It wont install XP on it either way lol. Any ideas?
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99% of the time you cannot install XP on an external drive...there are very few motherboards that will allow it...and even with the ones that claim to be able to do such a thing...it's still hit or miss...

what exactly are you trying to do?
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Trying to install XP on an external.. lol.
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not gonna happen
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I was afraid of that...


S.M.A.R.T has detected something or another and the drive is gonna catch fire or something crazy like that and
i dont have another 2.5in hdd laying around to stuff in there so I was trying to use an external to do it
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well...even if you were able to magically get XP on that drive...it wouldn't boot for your laptop...just not gonna happen...you can however use the drive to back up any important data...like music, movies, photos, etc..
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Yeah, that seems to be the general concensus... :/

thanks for the help, though
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