troubleshooting Question

Making an "Ultimate Boot" Hard Drive.

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Hi, I like to occasionally fix computers for friends and family, and while thinking about the most efficient way of doing some things, I came across the idea of making an ultimate boot HD.

I'd like to take an internal 40-60 gig hard drive, and make several partitions on it so that it has a bootable WinXP Pro  partition for every major motherboard chipset such as: via, sis, and intel. My main goal is to be able to quickly scan/troubleshoot/manipulate any computer from my hard drive very similar to an "Ultimate Boot CD" but much faster, and more comprehensive since I'll be able to fit alot more on my HD and run things with much greater speed.

I have an idea on how I could go about this, but I wanted to ask experts what your thoughts were to find out the best possible, and most efficient way to to it.  Would WinXP Pro be the best OS? What would be the best programs for me to use. How do I make sure I get the option to select my boot OS on startup?  Where would I run into the most problems? etc.

Thanks in advance,

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