Trouble Installing/Booting Windows 7 Installation from USB Hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by will89, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. will89

    will89 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    After days of trying and failing i came across this site and am hoping someone can help me. My hard drive failed recently so i purchased a new external usb hard drive and got a copy of windows 7 iso. I followed some guides about making a new partition and making the drive active etc but when i try to boot my other computer with the hard drive plugged in and ready i get NTLDR is missing message? I tried to re copy it a few times and have got nothing, a few times i get just a blank screen?

    Does anyone have any ideas? I thought it was going to be more simple than this, apologise if there is more threads like this with answers to if someone could link me them i would be most grateful.

    Thanks

    Will
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    Hi.

    Windows can not work from an external hard drive.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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