I have a Dell Inspiron 4100 laptop and I just bought an external 3.5" usb enclosure for my 120GB Sata drive. The external hard drive has windows installed but I am not sure how to get it to boot. I looked in the BIOS to see if there was any settings that would allow me to boot from external device but didnt see any.
The reason why I bought the enclosure was my Pentium 4 proc died and Windows crashed on me. I feel windows may be corrupt but want to attempt to boot to the external drive to see. I would like to get windows reinstalled on that drive so I dont have to spend years reloading a pre service pack 1 XP pro disc and all the millions of updates it takes to get it updated.
Any other options on booted to this device from the Dell laptop?