how to install Windows XP on an external USB hard disk?
Posted on 2010-01-03
I have an old notebook without CD drive and unable to boot from anything (that I have) but the internal 2.5" HD.
This 2.5" HD is currently empty/formatted therefore the notebook don't boot.
I can remove and access this 2.5" HD via an USB adapter on my desktop PC.
In this situation, how can I install a Windows XP on this HD so that the notebook can return to be usable?
I already tried this way without success:
- I installed Windows XP on a VMware machine
- I installed Acronis True Image on it
- I cloned C: to the 2.5" HD
- I mounted 2.5" HD back in the notebook
... now when I power-on the notebook it reads the HD for a fraction of second then it stays hanged with completely black screen