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Old 07-11-2010, 03:54 AM   #1
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Mistake

I need help,
I was trying to upgrade to windows 7,
but accidently deleted my entire C drive.
and windows xp was in there.

so my laptop wont even start now cuz theres no OS...
so it just says "missing OS"

now..
i have to just reinstall windows XP or windows 7...
but i cant figure out how.

cuz..

1.my cd drive in my laptop is actually broken..wont work.

2.i have a usb..but its only 2GB.



meaning i have one option left,
which is my portable hard drive (30gb).
i can connect it with a USB cord.

so is there any way i can boot off my portable hard drive thru USB.
and install windows xp or windows 7?

PLEASE HELP T-T!!!
thank you!
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:15 AM   #2
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You would have to go into bios, and see if changing the boot order is an option.
OR have the cd drive replaced in the laptop.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:41 AM   #3
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If you have access to a functioning computer this might work..

https://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/

on how to create a bootable USB media

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