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Booting XP from old internal HD (now external)-Help plz.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DoFoT9, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. macrumors P6


    Hey everyone,

    before i start, yes i searched. and searched. and searched. all i could find was people trying to install to an external HD. i am NOT trying to do that!

    ok so i have my original MBP HD which has now been put into an EXTERNAL USB HD, it has OSX 10.5.2 i think on it, and a XP partition. both are working and i keep it with me most of the time for emergencies (so i can boot off the osx side of things).

    when i boot from OSX via the USB, it works perfectly.. XP however gives me a BSOD then it immediately restarts..

    i am just wondering if there are any other threads that i couldnt find, or if there is a simple solution to this..

    any help would be great, if this has been posted before i am sorry.

    DoFoT9 :)
  2. macrumors P6


    further research has yielded so results. this is a bummer. would using a FireWire drive instead of USB2.0 enable me to do this?

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