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Booting from external IDE HDD via USB


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OK I recently had to replace my old HD for my laptop because I beleive it had become currupt. Any way I wanted to try and boot it up via an ide usb wire thing I just got. I had a look at the bios on my computer to see if there was a booting option for it but no joy! Can anyone give me a few pointers?
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If there's no option for it in the BIOS the only fix is to update the BIOS but you need to be sure the update includes that option, and you need to ask yourself if that's really what you want, because applying a BIOS update can (and often does) go wrong, leaving you with a non-working computer.
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OK I recently had to replace my old HD for my laptop because I beleive it had become currupt. Any way I wanted to try and boot it up via an ide usb wire thing I just got. I had a look at the bios on my computer to see if there was a booting option for it but no joy! Can anyone give me a few pointers?

what are you wanting to do?....are you just wanting to recover data? if you've already replaced the HD with a working one...i'd assume that it's already got windows installed on it by now and you're using it as the primary drive

if all y ou want is to get the data back off the drive...then you don't need to boot to it...you just have to use that fancy USB enclosure that you've got to connect the drive to your computer then if all goes well (i.e the drive still works and you've got it conencted right) it should show up in windows as a second hard drive (just like a usb flash drive)
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