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Old 09-19-2006, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Switching Hard Drives

Hey, guys. I recently got a 250GB hard drive to replace my current 30GB hard drive. I used Acronis Disk Director Suite to copy my Windows XP partition to the second hard drive, but I got a problem when booting... I almost got to the Log In screen, (where the screen goes blue and shows the Windows XP logo) but that was as far as I could get. The logo would just sit there. After a half an hour of waiting, I figured it wouldn't boot, so I turned it off. Same thing in Safe Mode.

So, I was wondering... Is there a program that's made to copy entire hard drives or operating systems onto new hard drives? Apparently, Acronis doesn't work properly, and that was all I knew of.

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~Adam "SonicAdvDX"

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Old 09-19-2006, 08:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hook up both drives one on slave one on master. and then you will need to install a fresh copy of windows on the new drive and then you can just copy the files from the old drive on to the new one.


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Old 09-20-2006, 02:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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is your 250 gig hdd sata? you can't copy sata to ide or vice versa. if they are both ide drives, run windows repair
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