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Hello , i have Windows Vista home premium edition installed in my HP laptop , i tried to connect USB external hard disk (containing Windows Server 20003 ) to my laptop USB port . means i want USB external hard disk should act as a primary boot device , for that in BIOS setting i enabled booting from USB and given first priority to USB boot , but when i start lappy it started to boot from USB HDD shown windows server 2003 screen for a while and disappear and show some long meesage for a second only which i am not able to read and automatically off the laptop . so how can i get rid of this problem ? Please help me .

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I do not believe that server 2003 is able to be ran from a USB device, I may be wrong, but I doubt it. To see what the error message is, you can be ready when it pops up and push your Pause/Break button on your keyboard, this should freeze the screen so you can see exactly what it says.
How did you install the server o/s to the external drive?

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