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Install window on a portable ide harddisk

I have hp pavilion 2601tu laptop.
i have a portable USB Seagate IDE 160 GB harddisk.
Boot priority i have set like this.........
2.USB Hard Drive
3.NoteBook Hard Drive
when i install windows xp on this portable harddisk.
When all the files from Windows xp CD copied into the seleted partition as in usual installation.As u see that after coping the files system restarts and after that remaining installation of OS occurs.
The problem with me is that when laptop restrat after coping files it shows a msg------Unable to load Operating System...
Plz Help Me......
For further information plz mail me.

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  • neerajsahu86 Jan 05, 2009

    i do not format the portable harddisk......

    i left the content as it was........during installation....i mean i choose the last option "Leave the ..............................."

  • Murdock Grewar
    Murdock Grewar May 11, 2010

    Is the portable HDD in Fat or Fat32 format?


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I dont think so dat window could b installed on usb.

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