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Old 08-25-2004, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem installing XP on a Laptop Harddrive with no cd/floppy drive. HELP!!!

I have just formatted my laptop harddrive (dunno the actual name for it) and i hooked it up to a laptophd-usb adaptor and hooked it up to my desktop computer. I have gotten a fresh copy of windows xp pro on the harddrive, however i'm having trouble getting it to boot.

I need a way to get XP to boot on it. I know i might be doing something wrong, but anyone can correct me; i'm just trying out stuff. But this could be a waste of time. So i need to get XP working without wasting too much time. Thanks for any of y'all help, if any.
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I were you, I'd try and get ahold of one of the 2 devices (CDRom or Floppy) - You will need a floppy in order to boot and run the setup. Or just boot off a CD...

This link may be of some help (but u need a floppy)

http://techist.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18003
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If your BIOS supports USB boot you can do it..
If not you will need to see the above post
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