Is this possible? I have a few things I'd like to do using my external, if possible. Can I create a partition on my external, format it, and create a Windows XP bootable file system? My DVD-RAM crapped out about two months ago, give or take a week or two, and really need to reformat and throw a different copy of XP on my Acer instead of this hacked all to hell version I have on it. Apparently, my laptops do not like uber-hacked OS systems. I also need to update the BIOS on a Dell Latitude CPi D300XT, but do not have a floppy drive. I've found tutorials on how to do it from a CD, and from a flash drive, but would it be possible to create a partition on my external and do it that way? I do not have a flash drive, nor do I have a way to burn a BIOS disk to flash that way.