need to load on remote drive



Jeff Gregory
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
I am trying to install windows onto a hard drive that is connected to my
computer via data cable. I need to re install the software so that I can put
this drive back into my other system. I know that this can be done< I just
can't figure out how to do it. Thanks for any help. Jeff

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
You cannot install Windows XP on an external drive.
It must be installed only on an internal drive which is
installed in the computer Windows XP will actually run on.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

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"Jeff Gregory" wrote:

| I am trying to install windows onto a hard drive that is connected to my
| computer via data cable. I need to re install the software so that I can put
| this drive back into my other system. I know that this can be done< I just
| can't figure out how to do it. Thanks for any help. Jeff

Jeff Gregory
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
I can't get the computer to read from the install disk. Do i need to build a
boot disk first. If so how do I bulid one.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> You cannot install Windows XP on an external drive.
> It must be installed only on an internal drive which is
> installed in the computer Windows XP will actually run on.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jeff Gregory" wrote:
>
> | I am trying to install windows onto a hard drive that is connected to my
> | computer via data cable. I need to re install the software so that I can put
> | this drive back into my other system. I know that this can be done< I just
> | can't figure out how to do it. Thanks for any help. Jeff
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
All legitimate Windows XP installation CDs are already bootable.
The CD Drive must be set to the first bootable device in the BIOS.

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Jeff Gregory" wrote:

| I can't get the computer to read from the install disk. Do i need to build a
| boot disk first. If so how do I bulid one.

Jeff Gregory
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
It tells me that NTLDR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart. I can't get
it to do anything but that. I have a legitamite windows disk. Any thoughts. I
appreciate your help. Jeff

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> All legitimate Windows XP installation CDs are already bootable.
> The CD Drive must be set to the first bootable device in the BIOS.
>
> Clean Install Windows XP
> http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jeff Gregory" wrote:
>
> | I can't get the computer to read from the install disk. Do i need to build a
> | boot disk first. If so how do I bulid one.
>
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:17 AM
"NTLDR is missing" error message
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314057&Product=winxp

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Jeff Gregory" wrote:

| It tells me that NTLDR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart. I can't get
| it to do anything but that. I have a legitamite windows disk. Any thoughts. I
| appreciate your help. Jeff


need to load on remote drive