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Booting laptop from HDD USB


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#1 jlinno

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:00 PM

My laptop developed a hardware error preventing booting.

 

I removed HDD and attempted to boot other laptop with HDD from my laptop connected via USB external drive and get message "Insert bootable media and press key" to continue.

 

What am I doing wrong



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#2 britechguy

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

You cannot boot from an external HDD. If you're using USB it must be a thumb/jump/flash drive.

That drive must be created as bootable media as well.

Edited by britechguy, 03 January 2018 - 03:16 PM.

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