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"Disk read error" - Hardfg5000 - 12-10-2020

Hello, so I've been trying to get a Windows 8.1 Pro WinToUSB portable hard drive (Sandisk 1TB portable hard drive) to work with my laptop but when trying to run on my laptop, it says "A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart". It works just fine on my main PC (in fact, I am using it rn). The hard drive is an MBR drive, which was recommended by this post: Hasleo Software Forums - Disk read error (easyuefi.com) but MBR still doesn't work. On the laptop, Windows is installed as a GPT but when I try to use GPT with WinToUSB, I get an ACPI error and when searching it up, it says to allow the program through an anti virus or remove the program, yet when I did it, it still errored out. I have tried everything, googling everywhere, resetting the BIOS on the laptop but it just won't boot! Could the fact that it is a Hackintosh using Clover device affect it? I am genuinely out of ideas at this point.

RE: "Disk read error" - admin - 12-11-2020

Please confirm whether your laptop is compatible with Windows 8, because computers produced in recent years may not be compatible with Windows 8. Technically, Hackintosh does not have any effect on starting Windows from a USB drive.

RE: "Disk read error" - Hardfg5000 - 12-12-2020

The laptop is a HP ProBook 6470b and it currently runs Windows 10 and macOS Mojave and looking the laptop up, it should be able to run Windows 8/8.1

RE: "Disk read error" - admin - 12-12-2020

Have you tried portable Windows 10 on this computer? Does Windows 10 work normally? And please check to see if any of the following items apply to your situation:
1. Ensure that the Windows To Go drive is connected directly to a USB port on the computer. Many computers don’t support booting from a device connected to a USB 3.0 PCI add-on card or external USB hubs.
2. If the computer is not booting from a USB 3.0 port, try to boot from a USB 2.0 port.
3. Some computer's BIOS have problems with booting USB drives larger than 32/128GiB. That means on these computer, the system partition and boot partition can't span beyond the 32/128GiB boundary.