Re: Problem replacing drive

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  1. AG

    AG Guest

    "SBFan2000" <> wrote in message
    news:416cd086$1_4@127.0.0.1...
    > Does this not have something to do with the fact that XP will not remain
    > active if it recognizes a change in hardware?


    That shouldn't have an effect since there was only one hardware change, the
    drive itself. I second the suggestion that he try a repair install.

    AG



    >
    > "mark mandel" <> wrote in message
    > news:_J1bd.2753$...
    > >
    > > "Barry Watzman" <> wrote in message
    > > news:1zUad.294878$...
    > > > 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

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

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