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Solved: Cloned a 10 gigs HDD to a 40 gigs, doesn't boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by casefolder, Jul 15, 2009.

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    casefolder Thread Starter

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    I used HDClone to clone a 10 GB to a 40 GB disk. The program is very simple dealing with Source and Target, bit to bit copy. I left the option bit to bit copy unchecked in order to leave the recommended setting.

    After finishing this I connected the cloned drive to the master connector and removed the original disk from the system. I already thought it wouldn't let me boot to XP because it's a different disk. After the error I restarted booting the XP-Disk. I tried repairing using bootcfg /add. It found the Windows installation and I could add it. But after the restart, same again:Error loading operating system.

    So, what could be the reason. Partition not set to active? MBR? Should I make a bit to bit copy?

    Thx in advance, I'll try tomorrow again.
     
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    The mainboard uses an Award Bios too old to handle a disk capacity above 33 GB.

    So, I'm gonna limit the capacity by jumpering it in the proper way. I think the BIOS is the latest.
     
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