exteral hard drive

  zebbydog 11:27 21 Feb 2004
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If i buy a 40gb external usb hd and copy my c drive including os on to it as a backup will i be able to just plug this back in and boot to it if my internal hd fails.

Zebby

  thisisnighthawk 11:32 21 Feb 2004

i have the Maxtor 200gb external drive and it will copy everything, but not the OS..

  AubreyS 12:12 21 Feb 2004

I have a 40gb external usb hd. You can copy everything that you want to back up to it. You can do a ghost image that you will be able to restore if you have a major PC failure but you will not be able to boot up from it.

  norman47 12:38 21 Feb 2004

What you need to do is to check the bios. Some of the new motherboards do have a setting to boot from a USB device, external usb drive. Have a look in the motherboard manual or look in advance cmos settings in the bios.

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