How to create a bootable hard drive under xp?

By clisselaltamia ·

I have an old laptop with harddrive only (no floppy, no cd) and need to upgrade harddrive. I tried many discimage programs, but none worked with imaging to external USB HDD, i have USB 1 only.

Is there any way to create bootable to DOS or XP bootloader harddrive?
My desktop had CD drive, but no floppy either.


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what imaging apps have you tried?

by markp24 In reply to How to create a bootable ...


you should iether use the "cloning feature " in the application to clone drive 1 to drive 2

or you can make an image of drive one to drive 3 and then restore it to drive 2

here are some products that work

Norton Ghost

Acronis for Seagate/Maxtor HDDs
Acronis for Western Digital HDDs
1-Click Restore Free
Comodo Backup
Drive Image XML
Paragon Backup and Recovery 2010

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Get an external DVD/CD drive from any...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to How to create a bootable ...

Good computer retail shop.

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by benitohenri In reply to How to create a bootable ...

You can change the boot disk in BIOS to make sure the the new hard drive is on in your computer. It also depends on what IDE cord you have attached to you hard drive, it is important to make sure that your ide is compatible.

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