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Old 05-21-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
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Angry Booting from an external Hard drive

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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 Windows on its partition (50 GB).

I put my Recovery disk and book from it and install factory OS to my HDD which works fine. I set boot to USB Hard drive and then CD/DVD Drive. My computer does not boot from the USB drive and computer just comes up with a blank screen with a cursor blinking thats it.

What do you guys think the problem is?

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Old 05-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Booting from an external Hard drive

It's still looking for the C: drive which you have removed.
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