How to make external HD bootable?

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Is there a trick I don't know?

I bought a new GFORCE MEGADISK FANTOM 1TB external SATA hard drive and
have it connected as USB.  I have formatted it, and have tested it to
store files and folders on it, and it works fine.

I thought the way to do it would be to simply use the XP installation
CD, so I disconnected all my other hard drives for safety, and tried
it.  After the XP installer gets to the end of the initial loads, and
wants me to select where to put Windows,  I select the FANTOM  and it
immediately fails saying the selected partition cannot be used.
Maybe this is not the way to do it?

I see nothing in my ASUS M3A78-CM BIOS dealing with this,
The FANTOM manual is not helpful either.

Thanks for any suggestions


Re: How to make external HD bootable?

On Jul 30, 3:00=A0pm, wrote:
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You need to note that Windows XP can not "officially" be made to boot
Windows XP off any external Firewire / USB hard drive.  Microsoft has
purposely not allow this to be "officially" done.  However, several
persons have successfully "hacked" this by doing the hard drive disk

The only way is to somehow attach the drive to a SATA port as these
ports will be reported as an internal port, thus making the drive seen
as an internal drive.

Re: Re: How to make external HD bootable?

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 08:17:22 -0700 (PDT), smlunatick

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I didn't know that.  So much for my idea.


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