Can a USB be configured as a boot disk?

  Tabvla 17:50 29 Mar 06
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Product : Maxtor One Touch III external hard drive.

Maxtor tells me that it is "...impossible..." to configure any USB device as a boot device under Windows XP.

Is that correct or is there a workaround?

Thanks

  howard63 17:54 29 Mar 06

it depends on the bios of your mobo - if it allows it then yes

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:31 29 Mar 06
  dogbreath1 18:32 29 Mar 06

I seemed to think that this was not currently possible but that it was being worked on...but click here and see what you think?!

click here= for a Google result for further imfo..

  dogbreath1 18:35 29 Mar 06

Should add that the implication is that if booting can be achieve using a USB pen drive then other USB devices should also work.

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