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HD cloned but now a computer problem

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#1 Ruthe


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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:19 AM

I have an msi K8N-Neo4 MB in a computer that I re-built for a friend. She wanted a bigger HD....I had a 80GB WD in it with XP Pro installed. She went out and bought a Seagate baracuda 1 T. I used the seagate tools and cloned the other drive to save myself some time. It seemed to be working ok, so I removed the old HD. Now the computer will not shut down the correct way. You must turn it off at the power supply switch. Also when trying to re-start it, the monitor will go off and stay off, but you still have to shut down the computer with the switch as above stated. Do I have to re- install windows on the new drive, or is there a way to correct the problem otherwise? Thanks, Ruthe

Edited by Ruthe, 07 August 2010 - 07:21 AM.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:31 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

I am assuming the hard drives we have in question here are SATA hard drives, is this correct?

I have cloned hard drives before and didn't have any issues with the clone.

I have to ask you if you entered your BIOS setup utility to make sure the hard drive is detected properly.

The BIOS is the first place I would look for a possible conflict.

If these drives are E-IDE/PATA drives than please let me know this as instructions are a bit different for this type of hard drive.

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