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Re: Problem replacing drive

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On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 02:58:46 -0400, "SBFan2000" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Does this not have something to do with the fact that XP will not remain
>active if it recognizes a change in hardware?

Nah. I have ghosted many drives (with 100% success rate) from XP machines to larger hard drives.
Never a problem. Now, changing a motherboard has been another story many times.


>"mark mandel" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> "Barry Watzman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> > I'm having a problem replacing a hard drive.
>> >
>> > The old drive was dual boot, 98SE and XP. The C: partition (98SE) is 8
>> > gigs, the D: partition (XP) is 16 gigs, both FAT32 (it's a 200 gig
>> > drive, and there are other partitions, but I don't think that they are
>> > part of this issue).
>> >
>> > Replacing the drive with a 250 gig drive. Used Drive Image (Powerquest)
>> > to copy both partitions to the new drive, unchanged for now.
>> >
>> > 98SE boots fine.
>> >
>> > XP won't boot. It starts to boot, gets as far as the blue screen where
>> > the user logon (photos) would be if there were any (in this instance,
>> > there's only a single user so there is no selection to be made), and
>> > there it sits. The system isn't dead, the mouse cursor moves, the drive
>> > light blinks every few seconds, but there is virtually no drive
>> > activity, and booting never goes beyond that point. That screen has no
>> > buttons at all, and ctrl-alt-delete does nothing. There have been no
>> > changes at all to the system other than the hard drive (WD IDE in both
>> > cases). Tried safe mode, and I get the same result.
>> >
>> > Anyone have any ideas as to what's going on? It's FAT32, so it
>> > shouldn't be any kind of XP security issue. The partition looks fine,
>> > booting from 98SE and looking at it, everything seems ok. I've reverted
>> > to the old drive for now.
>> >

>> I've had the same issue at least a few times and I resolved by doing a
>> "repair/install" on it.
>> Apparently, installing the image doesn't provide the key bootup files

>> for it to boot up properly.
>> Mark Mandell

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