Re: Problem replacing drive

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Tony, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Tony

    Tony Guest

    On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 02:58:46 -0400, "SBFan2000" <> 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.

    Tony

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