Booting from mypassport essential

I have a 2009 MPE320GB USB drive. My laptop will allow me to boot from such a device. I have formatted it and can see 320+Gb of drive so the VCD should not trouble me…  I cannot however  apply a boot sector to the drive. Iam sure this problem has come upbefore, but cannot see any solution. Can anyone help.

These drives aren’t made to be bootable. The VCD may be the cause of the problem.

Joe

Thanks.  I will try to write zeros across the whole drive hopefully overwriting  the VCD. I just hope the VCD is not on a separate chip within the drive.

RodWilliams wrote:

Thanks.  I will try to write zeros across the whole drive hopefully overwriting  the VCD. I just hope the VCD is not on a separate chip within the drive.

Worse, it’s part of the firmware.