hi all, probably a stupid question, but... as my puter crashes pretty often, i have to reinstall win xp which means formatting the hard drive and losing the info on it,,, SO is it possible to install win xp on ..say..a 2gb flash drive so that i can boot from it and try to recover some of the data on the crashed hard drive.. thanks.. and yes i do understand about backing up my hard drives ..etc thanks again
Two options that you could try to 'manage' the situation in future:-
A. Use something like Acronis True Image to create an image of your system drive (which may well be your only drive) when it is in good condition. Then you can restore from this if you run into problems. However, if the drive is faulty, you will need another drive to store the images on. But then if your drive is faulty you need to replace it (as well).