boot from external usb hard drive

  karmgord 21:27 09 Dec 2008
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my fujitsu amilo pi1505 hard sata hard drive has failed,in the bios boot options is usb fdc can it boot & RUN a system on it?

  The Brigadier 21:28 09 Dec 2008

Should be able to as long as the 1st boot up is via USB?

  DieSse 23:03 09 Dec 2008

Only if the system is specially setup to do so. Under "normal" circumstances it isn't possible. The reason is that during loading Windows loads it's own USB drivers - which brings the BIOS USB booting routine to a grinding halt.

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