Is it possible to install the operating system in a portable hard drive

@1anurag1 (3586)
May 9, 2010 10:40am CST
In my computer my internal hard disk is out of order and i have given this for service. but now i wanted to use the system by installing the windows XP in my portable harddisk. i was some what successful in formatting and all. but finally when the OS started to be installed it throws some errors. what are your views.what should i do.