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My Hard Disk crashed


I have a DELL E6520. Lately, the hard disk has been crashing and I had to format and install windows a couple of time.

I would like to buy an external hard drive and install windows 7 on it. I am wondering if that is possible?

Also, can I use the reinstallation DVD on a completely formatted hard disk?

Thank you!

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Dell-Kuldeep M
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RE: My Hard Disk crashed

Hi najibla,

For issues related to the hard drive, I will suggest you to run the diagnostics. You may refer to the link http://dell.to/GAxNcY for steps on how to run the diagnostics.

Yes, you can install the operating system on the external hard drive.

Is there a specific reason why you want to install windows on the external drive?

The windows reinstallation DVD can be used to install windows on a new hard drive or a completely formatted drive.

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.

Thanks & Regards
Kuldeep M
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