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#1 fisgreg

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:55 PM

i cloned my c drive (75 gig, xp system, western digital drive), using driveimagexml. i followed the guide in the tutorials on the site, it all went well. My intent was to swap out the original and use the clone. However now my system does not recognize the cloned drive.

I have 2 western digital 75 gig drives. (xp system).

Is there a way to identify what i did ? Is there a way to get the drive to be recognized? Does it make a difference on the jumper settings (currently both the same)?

What can i do at this point? Before i made the swap,the cloned drive appeared to have all the duplicate info.

thanks

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:30 AM

http://www.runtime.org/driveimage_faq.htm#boot

Only thing I could find offhand.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:39 PM

OK...let's see :).

First...detach your older drive completedly, do not connect it to the system. We are removing the other drive from the equation. Make sure that you connect the drive using the end connector, not the "middle" one.

Second...go into the BIOS...and see if the drive is reflected there properly. Make sure that the system is set to boot from it. Save the settings by hitting F10 (if you had to change anything).

Try to boot. If you made a successful clone, it should boot.

I suggest also that you review the instructions that you followed...and the support provided by the developer of this program.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:30 AM

got it. i tried it again from scratch. this time when i switched the clone in i made sure that i connected it to the end of the cable as you suggested. and then went in to the bios to check the id of the master drive.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:27 AM

Nice going, glad you were able to solve it...happy computing :).

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