Re: Changing IDE to SATA drive without reinstalling/repairing OS
"Jill" <N@NE.nothing> wrote in
> A few months ago I transplanted my hard drive from my old system into
> a newer faster one without reinstalling Windows (XP SP3) by first
> setting the driver for my primary IDE channel to generic "Standard
> Dual Channel PCI". I was then able to boot it on the new system and
> install all of the appropriate drivers and also delete all of the
> phantom devices.
> Well I just decided I need a larger hard drive and the old drive is
> IDE. I was hoping to replace it with a 1TB drive and the SATAs are
> much less expensive, and I probably will get better performance from
> The chipset driver for the mother board has both Intel ATA (what I am
> using) and Intel SATA drivers. So I changes the driver to the SATA
> version. Ghosted the IDE drive to a SATA drive and rebooted. I got a
Because you didn't allow windows to install the proper drivers for the
hard drive controllers above. You should have removed the existing ones
and let windows autodetect the correct ones.
> Is there a way to switch from IDE to SATA without reinstalling or
> performing a repair?
> I have a working Ghost image of a fresh XP install to the SATA drive.
> Can I pull some drivers and registry settings off it and put them on
> the IDE drive either while live in Windows or using BART PE while
> Windows is not live?
Switch drives, boot into safe mode, remove all drive controllers in
> Not only do I not want to do another install of Windows, but
> everything working perfectly on this install and I probably doesn't
> even have all of the software CD's anymore.
Well, that's not good. You managed to do a ghost, but not keep your
software installation CD's. What are you going to do if your ghost
backup fails or corrupts?
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