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starting windows from external hard drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ddilbert, May 21, 2007.

  1. ddilbert

    ddilbert Member

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    Ok let me explain why first.
    My Compaq laptop hard drive screwed up just after warranty (what a surprise) not fully screwed it works sometimes or it screws up while using it. Anyway I got a new hard drive and put the old one in an external hard drive casing (with all files still on it including windows). Let me get to the point, I have a program on the old hard drive that I need to get a code off is there any way starting windows off the external hard drive.
    Thank you
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    see if your bios supports usb boot drives.
     
  3. ddilbert

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    how do i find that out?
    ( ive got a compaq presario v2418au )
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    check your user guide
     

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