Problems Booting off Cloned HDD

  Pilch from 23:01 19 Mar 04


Someone has just brought a 160gb drive and wanted to clone the 40gb onto it.

Problem is now the drive wont boot with the cloned thing's, yet with a fresh re-install is fine.

The board/bios does support the drive's.

It is XP Pro.

Incase it helps, old drive is a Samsung 40GB 5400RPM new 1 is a seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200

Anyone got any idea's?

  woodchip 23:08 19 Mar 04

If you used XXCOPY yes the Master Boot Record will be wrong

  woodchip 23:09 19 Mar 04

PS you need to use Drive Image or something like it

Symantec Ghost...

Anyway to solve it at all?

  woodchip 23:14 19 Mar 04

Do not know about Ghost how it does it but DI can make the image work on a different size disc so-long as it's big enough

I thought that was the solution but i couldnt remeber quite what the software was to use!

Cheer's mate...

Ill leave this open, but i have a feeling that you have helped solve the problem!

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