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Can't "ghost" my drive

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    I'm using Norton Ghost 9 to try and clone my C: drive (win xp pro installation) to a larger drive. I've tried multiple options and the furthest I can ever get on the new cloned drive is to get to the logon screen which remains blank with no accounts listed to log on to.

    I also tried xxclone, but when I tried to boot to my cloned drive I just got a blue screen.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
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    Nos402 Thread Starter

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    Finally got it working. I decided that since it always got to the XP "welcome" screen but showed no accounts, I would try switching the log on method to the name/password screen instead of the welcome screen, re-clone the drive and try again.

    When I tried the clone and logged in with the name/PW screen, all worked perfectly. I then switched user logons back to the welcome screen method (just to see what happened) and it said it could enable fast user switching because "offline files" were enabled. It also said that if I wanted to disable the offline files thing to click OK, so I did. After disabling "offline files" I could re-enable the "welcome screen" method and "fast user switching" and all worked fine.

    I have no idea why the welcome screen worked fine on my original drive but not on the clone until after I did these steps.
     
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