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501 TOSHIBA Is it possible to run the Windows XP Pro Operating System on this laptop without the laptop having a Hard Drive at all? Also, while I use the laptop 'steaking' occurs behind the moving cursor and eventually the video display deteriorates to unusability. Aside from a possibly faulty Video Card what other problems with my software and/or hardware may cause this problem?

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U can use USB STICK as Hard Drive but u have to make it BOOTABLE first

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