booting with xp
Posted 26 June 2005 - 04:06 PM
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 09:30 AM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:18 AM
set your machine up so that the external device is bootable (frist device)....insert windows xp cd (which is bootable), boot computer
when windows setup asks where you want it installed, direct it to that drive.
are you even certain this device is bootable
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:28 AM
i'm not sure but i think my hd is busted, which is why i'm trying to boot from an external, because if i can do that, then it guarentees it's my hd that's the problem.
right now i have my external connected to a different pc that works, so can i install windows from the other computer (not damaging or erasing it) and then connect the hd to the one that doesn't work and boot from it?
Edited by lindab220, 27 June 2005 - 10:29 AM.
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:36 AM
Additionally, both motherboards must allow booting from an external device for you to even contemplate it.
Let's back WAY UP.
You've got a computer that does not work and you suspect harddrive....why.
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:39 AM
Posted 27 June 2005 - 11:12 AM
:edit: i understand that it could be a number of problems, but i really think it's the hard drive that has a bad sector or something. the problem is i don't want to buy a new hd just to see that it doesn't work and not be able to return it...but i don't want to spend 100 bucks getting diagnostics run on it just to find out that is was the hd. that's why i'm exploring other possibilities first :edit:
Edited by lindab220, 27 June 2005 - 11:16 AM.
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