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Error Booting Windows to Go on External Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8

    Error Booting Windows to Go on External Drive


    Hi all,
    I recently installed Windows to Go on my 1TB External Hard Drive. I used AOMEI Partition Assistant Wizard to do it.
    I can boot it fine on Inspiron 1560, however when i try to boot it on HP Probook 4530s or HP Elitebook 8460p it gives error
    "Disk Read Error. Please Ctrl + Alt + Del to Restart"

    Can anyone help please ?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Official WTG or home grown WTG? If home grown, my guess is a driver error. USB 2 or USB 3? If USB 3 try plugging into a USB 2 port.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Official WTG or home grown WTG? If home grown, my guess is a driver error. USB 2 or USB 3? If USB 3 try plugging into a USB 2 port.
    I used aomei partition Assistant to create it. If it was a driver error it wouldn't have loaded on Inspiron 1560. Also ive used every USB port on the laptop.

    Could it be because I am using a large 1tb Partiton to hold the wtg installation?
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Different computer = different hardware = different drivers. You're doing something that's unsupported so expect issues. Does the disk read error happen right away or after it boots for a while? How is the WTG drive formatted MBR or GPT? What type of BIOS is in these PC's, UEFI or standard non UEFI?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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