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MS Windows boot method from PC Card ATA Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015598D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Feb-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

There are one customer requirement that they want to boot Windows from Microdrive (PC Card ATA) put in PC Card slot. The examples of applications are: 1.While two or more users are sharing one machine, each user can use in his/her own environment by booting from MicroDrive which has installed environment only for themselves. Or, In the case of a business trip, they can use the machine at destination in the same environment as usual, if only they brought this Microdrive. *HDD cannot used for this application because too many times of executing HDD's attach/detach is not guaranteed. 2.When IT section of a corporation examine their user's machine that seems to have problems, they can see whether it is the problem of S/W or H/W by starting and testing in a standard environment from MicroDrive. So booting MS Windows from PC Card ATA Drive is highly required.