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hi all ..i got a lap top with windows vista not long ago and i wanted to duel boot from xp and vista you know what i mean ..using an external USB hardrive ..
problem is that when you install windows xp on to the external hardrive you get BSOD when you boot from it which isant funny.


what can i do to stop this happening ..
    
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I don't think you can boot an OS using an external HDD. I think it has to do with the fact that it is connected via USB.
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XP wll not allow a boot from a USB HDD. I think it can be done with 2k.
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