Acer Laptop failure I have USB enclosure need to boot

By AprilTN-3 ·
I have an Acer laptop 13 months old. A board on the laptop failed. I put the HDD in a USB enclosure and I can browse the drive with the new laptop. I just took the drive out of the old computer and put it in the enclosure. I didn't change anything on the drive. I have WinXP Pro on new laptop and Media Center on USB drive.
Problem 1: When I hook the drive up it starts running any tasks that were scheduled (defrag, update, etc) It also tries to "fix" problems on my new computer with missing files. How do I stop this from happening?
Problem 2: I would like to boot to this USB drive to save more of the files on it and run programs that are installed. Is there any way to do this simply?

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by robo_dev In reply to Acer Laptop failure I hav ...

I think if you get into the task scheduler app on the PC you should be able to kill the tasks that are on the external drive.To modify a scheduled task, click Start, click All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Scheduled Tasks. The Scheduled Tasks window opens so that you can modify the settings.

I would tend to doubt that the external drive would boot and work normally, unless the new PC is exactly the same. In order to try, you need to go into the bios setup or boot menu of the laptop, and change the boot order so it boots first from USB. Most PCs have some sort of F10 or F12 boot menu. Don't be surprised if you get a Windows BSOD Stop error when it tries to launch windows on the usb drive.

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