Booting crashed XP from external hard drive

I am trying to boot a crashed XP computer with a non- functioning cd drive. I copied my windows XP disc to an external hard drive and changed the boot order in the bios but it is not working. Any ideas?
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  1. techie206 said:
    I am trying to boot a crashed XP computer with a non- functioning cd drive. I copied my windows XP disc to an external hard drive and changed the boot order in the bios but it is not working. Any ideas?


    You need to do something like this:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4814278_install-windows-external-hard-drive.html
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