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USB booting of external hard disk in HP laptop

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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  • samcrm Apr 03, 2009

    I got the same problem

  • asf86 May 11, 2010

    is the installation on the ext. hdd from another pc or have you installed win 2k3 on that disk with this laptop?

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You cannot boot Server 2003 from an external USB Hard Drive, it will have to be installed on an internal hard drive.

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