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Disk read error
(06-11-2018, 12:38 AM)SkillPiller Wrote:
(06-11-2018, 12:05 AM)admin Wrote:
(06-10-2018, 06:15 AM)SkillPiller Wrote: Windows 8.1 pro on a WD elements 25a2 500gb External HDD. Everytime i boot from the hdd it gives me a disk read error. Ctrl + alt + Del to restart.
Its an MBR
If anyone knows how to fix this please help.

Is the disk an MBR or a GPT disk? If the disk is a GPT disk, please convert it to MBR disk and try again.

It is MBR

Please convert the external hard disk to MBR partition scheme and create two or more patitions (one small FAT32 partition for the system partition, one NTFS partition for the boot partition, and other partitions for data partition), then use WinToUSB to create Windows To Go following the guide below:

The best partition layout is as follow:
Partition 1 FAT32   500M         System partition
Partition 2 NTFS     ...G           Boot partition
Partition 3 ...          ...G           Other partition
...                                         Other partition
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In particular, both the system partition and boot partition must be primary partition, and we recommend using built-in Windows Disk Management to partition and format the disk. This type of Windows To Go drive can boot both BIOS-based and UEFI-based computers.

What are system partitions and boot partitions:

After the creation is complete, please make sure that you change the BIOS to boot from USB drive.

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Disk read error - by SkillPiller - 06-10-2018, 06:15 AM
RE: Disk read error - by admin - 06-11-2018, 12:05 AM
RE: Disk read error - by SkillPiller - 06-11-2018, 12:38 AM
RE: Disk read error - by admin - 06-11-2018, 11:24 AM

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