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Boot from a USB drive

OK fellas, heres my problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 1200 running WinXP Home SP3. I have connected a 80 G USB drive and cloned the internal drive to it using Acronis True Image. I want to replace the origional internal 40G drive with an 80G drive and reclone the new 80G drive. But WinXP dont allow one to do that because upon boot, it closes all the USB ports. So how do I go about getting this thing to boot from the USB drive so I can install and clone a new internal 80G drive?

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