Booting from external HDD

  funf 13:20 01 Aug 2007

I have tried to boot from an external HDD,but after successfully booting once the external then fails to boot up.Can anyone inform of a method of booting up externally successfully.


  Quiet Life 15:06 01 Aug 2007

You can boot but MS say Windows is designed not to run from an external drive.
It is possible but far too complicated to achieve,

  funf 13:28 06 Aug 2007

Sorry I am slow in answering but have been away. Thanks for your reply Quiet Life I will just have to plod on and eep trying. I did succeed once so must continue.

  funf 12:33 24 Aug 2008


  Peter 14:22 24 Aug 2008


I have been able to boot an alternative operating system loaded onto a Castlewood Orb Disk (similar to a high capacity Zip disk) using a boot manager, but I've not tried it using an external HDD. If the external HDD is recognised by the boot manager is may be possible. Different boot managers provide different facilities. The boot manager I have used is System Commander with Windows 98SE, but that is a bit old now.


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