Alt wrote:I mean you can create a USB HD startup disk with Windows XP. I don't know why you couldn't do that. I did that several times.
What method did you use? A standard installation to removable media failes without doubt after initial file copy to the removable device (HAL error).
going further I tried;
bartpe method - failed when i tried to load drivers for intel matrix raid and would no longer boot
XP3esd method of creating a moded windows iso/cd that allows installtion to usb device, but it failed immediatly after installation.
I tried both methods to an ext HD and USB flash pen.
Did you use another method?