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How do I access my external hard drive on my lap

\015 Hi I put my Dell Dimension 5150 180gig hard drive into a cooler master external hard drive shell and linked it through a USB cable into my Compaq presario M2000 laptop.It shows up on My Computer as drive E and I can see and explore program files but-1) how do I boot the external drive so it acts as my main hard drive on my laptop when I want to access my documents and-2) how do I use it to act as a backup drive for my laptop documents?\015

Answers :

I think you should first set the parameters on the BIOS to boot on USB first then second to the internal hard drive. The lappy should have this capability first. And could support that storage space.

But a word of advise. Since it is 180GByte it might be very slow to access the USB boot. It should be almost the basic setup for the OS installed on the external drive. And an XP OS is much faster to load, as for me.

When you want to boot on external drive plug the external drive and power it before booting the lap. When internal don't plug the external, after booting plug it if you want to access as external drive.

Hope it helps.
You can not boot OS from an external hard disk.
\015\012there is no way to do so.
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