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03-Aug-2012, 04:42 AM #1
HELP, clonezilla disaster!
I have a friends computer, she had an old 80GB hdd and wanted a new 500GB hdd, I know a little about computers and said i'd help out. I downloaded clonezilla and got a tutorial, put the new hdd into the pc (both are SATA drives) and did a local device option to clone it.

When it was done (took around 40mins) I tried to start the PC and neither the new drive or the old one will start! OMG what have I done!!!!!
For less than a second a blue screen appears, it can not be read as it is so fast I can't even make out a single word.

I really need to get this going as it isn't mine and there is no back up of all her stuff and i'm really freaking out.

Here is the tutorial that I used in case that is important, I followed it to the tea and don't know why my drive won't load.

I just got the blue screen up for longer than a second and here is the error message.
anyone help??

Last edited by wendlle; 03-Aug-2012 at 04:57 AM..
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04-Aug-2012, 12:52 PM #2
It is extremely important that you do the first boot of a cloned disk WITHOUT the old disk in the machine and probably the same for the old one without the new one in there.
Windows gets confused if it has a choice of what it thinks are two identical disks.
I even try to do any clones from outside Windows so that there are no active Windows tasks to get in the way as some Windows clone software tries to adjust drive letters and boot options - which you most definitely do not want.

However that CONFIG etc. implies either it has run out of space?? or it cannot read part of the registry.
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Last edited by DaveBurnett; 04-Aug-2012 at 01:09 PM..
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