i bought a new hard drive to replace an old one except i didnt want to do a clean install just wanted to upgrade to a larger drive.
i got partition magic 8 (from a friend) and i copied the main partition onto the new drive following this guide
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i set the partition to be a primary partition and unhidden. i left the rest of the drive as unallocated space (figured i could just format it once i got the new drive going)
everything was copied successfully (i know because i can see the files through windows explorer) but it wont boot from the new drive.
gives me a boot fail press f1 to retry or f2 for setup (f2 takes me to bios)
does it matter that its a dell?
any suggestions would be appreciated and thanks in advance
Edit: i found out by reading the powerquest help file (f1) that the partition must be set to "active"
i dont think ive done that so i will try and post back if it worked or not
Edit: ok i tried it yesterday and although the drive was recognized as an active partition it gave me an error saying there was no operating system