Ide Hard drive problems with win xp

  muppett1 13 May 13
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I'm currently trying to upgrade my desktop system, running xp sp3, I've installed a new bigger Western Digital ide drive (320gb), replacing a 40gb c drive, I've ghosted the whole drive include boot settings from the c drive to the new drive, I'd previously partioned the new drive (using xp management), connected & jumpered the drives to reflect that the new drive is the master, and the original the slave, in bios I've confirmed this is the case, the system boots up and comes up with the error loading operating system, when verifying the dmi pool data, what am I doing wrong please ?, I don't have the original os boot cd. I Suspect Ghost (vers 15), which seemed to ghost ok, but does have +com issues (won't do normal back ups), is too blame, or am I missing anything ?. If ghost is to blame is True image really any better ?. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13 May 13

Personally I would leave the original as it is and just connect the new drive as a slave.

You could move the My documents folder, data etc. and the page file to the new drive.

  lotvic 14 May 13

Use the free Acronis True Image WD Edition Software from Western Digital

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en

main page to choose the type of harddrive you have:

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=5&lang=en

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