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Booting Windows 8 from WD My Passport Ultra

I have ubuntu linux 13.04 installed on my ASUS laptop, and I am able to boot from USB keys from my BIOS. I have a 1TB external WD My Passport 0820 USB disk on which I have "installed" (per these ...
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Can I boot different operating systems from same external hard drive?

Is it possible to use one external hard drive with multiple operating systems on it so when I go onto the BIOS of my PC and can choose to boot from USB then choose which operating system rom the hard ...
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1answer
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format windows recovery partition in hard drive externally

I want to format a disk from my other laptop. I have an external drive reader and when I attempt to format the disk, it only formats the main partition but the recovery sector remains intact. I am ...
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0answers
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Unable to boot off of previously bootable external hard drive

My previously bootable Seagate external hard drive has had Ubuntu on it for quite some time and after making some changes to my main hard drive(installing Windows 8) I can no longer boot into my ...
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47 views

Running Windows 7 through External Hard Disk via USB?

I have a laptop where even the BIOS is locked by the administrator and requires password to make changes. But I can select the device to boot from at the boot time. I have cloned a Windows 7 ...
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0answers
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Archos TV+ media player doesn't boot anymore

My Archos TV+ media player doesn't boot anymore. One morning the player booted by itself and after I turned it of by pressing reset, the player isn't working anymore. I tried to reset it again but ...
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1answer
42 views

Linux installed on external HDD won't boot

I installed Arch Linux on the second partition of my external hard drive and marked the partition as bootable in GParted, however it won't boot even if I select it from my BIOS' Boot Menu (it says ...
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1answer
371 views

Trying to boot OS X snow leopard from external hard drive, but not showing up as a startup disk

As the title says, I'm trying to boot from an external hard drive, but for whatever reason it isn't showing up under System Preferences>Startup Disk. I saved about 211 GB of data onto my external hard ...
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2answers
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A computer that fails to boot if certain USB devices are plugged in

I don't have an active problem with this but I am curious. Over time, my repair work has lead me to experience many instances (repeatable and reliable ones) where a computer (desktop, laptop, every ...
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3answers
276 views

Using enclosed ssd as portable computer?

I have a laptop with USB 3.0 ports and I have a solid state drive I never got around to installing on my desktop or using at all. I was thinking about buying an enclosure for it and booting off it on ...
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1answer
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Old HD not botting, now external drive, can't get files

SO my old hard drive wouldn't boot anymore, I think the error had something to do with MUI not being full or something? So I bought a new computer and pulled the drive from my old computer and put it ...
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Seagate backplus desktop drive 4 TB is not recognized in my dell inspiron 15r 5520 laptop bios.

I am using the windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS, the drive gets detected& i see it in the MY COMPUTER area but not in the bios. I even updated my bios through the dell website. I want to use it as ...
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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1answer
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How to boot from an external hard drive

I got an old compaq computer (5 years old) which came with windows vista. I made its recovery disks. Few days ago I took its Hard drive out to use it as a portable hard drive but now I want to install ...
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1answer
253 views

Windows 7 laptop keeps restarting if external hard drive isn't connected

My laptop restarts whenever I try to start Windows without my external HDD connected - after I log in an error message pops up (one of those 0x... errors) but it reboots before I can read what it ...
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1answer
193 views

Installation of CentOS on external Hard Disk

I installed CentOS on an external hard disk and it works correctly with one of my computers. However, when I boot CentOS from the external disk on my other computer, it throws an error: kernel panic - ...
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1answer
239 views

How do I get an existing installation of Windows 7 working from a USB 3 external drive?

I'm attempting to copy my existing installation of Windows 7 from my work laptop to an SSD of my own, and boot from it from an external enclosure via USB 3.0. I've used the laptop's internal SATA ...
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How to set an external hard drive to not be bootable?

When I connect my external hard drive to my PC, it tries to boot from it but is unable to do so because there is no OS installed. And rightly so, I only want to use it for dumb storage. How can I set ...
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1answer
151 views

How to turn off USB drive activity light on Ubuntu 12.10?

I just loaded ubuntu 12.10 and after I have copied from the USB drive and I eject it the light on my USB drive or the External drive is still on(the blue activity light in USB drive). I do not want ...
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1answer
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How can I boot from an external USB HDD if it has 3 partitions, 2 of which should be bootable?

I'd like to use Clonezilla for backing up the C partitions of two separate laptops. My idea was to create two bootable FAT32 partitions on my external USB HDD (next to a main partition for other ...
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1answer
162 views

booting into a virtual machine from a linux installed on external hard drive

I am running windows 8 and have a linux Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an external hard drive, can I install a virtual machine on windows and run the linux system installed on my external HD?
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2answers
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boot window 7 from external HD

I run windows 7 using bootcamp on my mac. I have backed up my windows 7 partition using driveimage xml to an external HD creating an exact clone. I would now like to try to boot windows directly off ...
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0answers
152 views

Multibeast not booting when i connect 2 tb external hard disk.

I have multibeast installed in my mac partition and it is working fine. It shows all drives. But when I connect my 2 tb external drive it is not booting . I get a memory allocation error. Does anyone ...
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2answers
148 views

How to copy a linux to a portable hard drive

I already have a linux running on my laptop.Is it possible to port the entire system to a portable hard drive by copy all the file to the hard drive with the existing folder structure and reinstall ...
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2answers
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How to automount a Truecrypt volume before login in Windows 7?

I have an external hard drive containing all my documents, and it is encrypted with a password via Truecrypt. I'd like my desktop computer at home to automatically mount the volume prior to my ...
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3answers
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Install Windows XP on a removable hard drive

I've got a hard drive connected to my PC with eSATA. I'd like to install Windows XP on it without having to reboot the computer. What is the best/easiest/quickest way of doing this? I plan on ...
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695 views

Why won't my drive boot over FireWire?

I have a brand new Western Digital MyPassport Studio, which I'd like to use as a utility drive. It will boot my Mac Pro over USB, but not over FireWire 800. Western Digital's support basically told me ...
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1answer
530 views

Method for Booting Windows XP/7 from an External Hard Drive?

I currently own a Macbook Pro, and got rid of the optical drive to instead use a second hard drive in its place. This second hard drive contains an installation of Windows 7, which was installed from ...
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1answer
850 views

Computer won't boot with external USB drive plugged in

I have a old computer which is way past its prime time. It is still running however, so I installed Server 2003 to setup a file server at home. Problem is, because it's so old, I can't extend the ...
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1answer
214 views

Stop external usb harddrive from booting

Whenever I boot my machine with an external drive plugged into the usb I get an error: Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key I've ...
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1answer
706 views

Install Windows 7 from an external hard drive

How do you install Windows 7 from an external hard drive? I don't have a DVD ROM drive, so I copied my Windows 7 DVD (which is bootable) onto an external hard drive from another PC. However after ...
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2answers
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Backing Up Whole System Partition Onto External Source That Will Be Used As Spare System Partition

I am not talking about backing up to 1 file. I am talking about making exact copy of system partition on auxiliary external source that will be used as direct boot and not restoration source in case ...
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1answer
785 views

Boot Sector Missing in External hard drive

Yesterday I needed to copy some data from my girlfriend's laptop to mine. To do so I just copied my whole data from my external hard drive to my PC and used the hard drive for data exchange. After ...
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1answer
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Installing Windows 7 from external hard drive?

I built my first gaming rig. It's on the way. My school gives us access to MSDN which has bunch of OS on there and we can download it for free. I don't have any blank DVD discs with me here. Is it ...
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952 views

Infinite reboot loop if external drive connected at boot time

I'm having a strange issue with my external hard drive. The external drive works perfectly under OSX and under Windows 7, yet, only if I connect it (power or USB) AFTER the BIOS has loaded (right up ...
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Boot from USB HDD

I've bought a new SSD for my notebook. The old hard disk (with old OS) is now in an external case which is connected via USB to the notebook. I hoped that I can simply connect the old HDD via USB and ...
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1answer
344 views

Skip drive during boot?

Okay so a while back I broke my screen on my laptop, so I cannot access the BIOS because I cannot see it. I have a few external hard drives that I keep connected to my laptop always, but when I reboot ...
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How to boot an MBP from an external HD?

I created a clone partition of my main drive with SuperDuper on an external (USB) drive. How can I boot from it?
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use external hard drive as primary boot device

I have a failing hard disk. Which linux said that I would need to replace. I'm still saving to buy a new one. And since I have an external hard drive I want to use it as primary boot device where I ...
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1answer
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DISK BOOT FAILURE with Windows 7: How to deal with it? Nothing helps

since last sunday I've got a problem with my PC after I connected an external HDD. After connecting everything was fine, I copied things on the HDD and from the HDD to my PC. On my setup: I've got 2 ...
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1answer
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e-SATA drive as my main/boot drive

I made a bad decision a year ago and bought a "green" terabyte drive that was an anemic 5400 RPM. After getting tired of waiting ages for things to load, I decided to image the drive to a terabyte ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 is not starting on netbook

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 onto my external hard drive cause it's cool to be able to borrow a friend's laptop and be able to have my entire system. It works on the 2 systems i tested it on: my desktop ...
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Missing boot manager while booting from USB hard drive

When I boot Ubuntu from my USB hard drive, it says "Missing Boot MNGR". It only boots from CDs and DVDs. This is an Acer Aspire with Windows 7 boot manager.
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Unable to Boot from USB External Hard Drive

I recently upgraded my main development machine to Windows 7. This involved wiping out my primary boot drive (Windows XP 64-bit) and starting clean. Before I wiped it, I did a direct disk-to-disk ...
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2answers
1k views

Suggestion for boot manager in external hard disk

I just bought an 1TB External Hard drive with eSATA, USB, FW400/800 (LaCie if you are interested). I already put the windows 7 installation in a FAT32 active partition so i can plug the HDD via USB, ...
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2answers
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How to upgrade OS on Mac Mini with external USB Drive?

We have a G4 Mac Mini, circa 2005, running Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and we want to upgrade to 10.5 Leopard. We have a Leopard install disk, but the optical drive in this mini is broken. So we ...
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2answers
204 views

Box not booting with 1TB Segate external Drive

I have a Box running xpsp3, Intel board, 3.2gb P4*2. I recently purchased a 1TB Seagate external Drive, The box will not boot XP when the HD is plugged in, it will sit on the Intel boot screen ...
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1answer
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grub2 error: out of disk

I'm trying to make a 250G USB hard disk Ubuntu-bootable on a Compaq nc6220 laptop. I've removed all other disks, so /dev/sda (the USB disk) is the only disk other than CDROM. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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715 views

Installing Ubuntu to a USB drive

I'm having a rough time getting Ubuntu to run from a 250 GB USB hard drive. I booted Ubuntu 9.10 from a CD and ran the regular "install" to the attached USB drive. I used the "advanced" option on the ...
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2answers
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How can I boot from an external hard drive?

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