Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:33 AM
I suspect this issue has been addressed before, but here goes anyway.
I am trying to clone a HDD from a Dell 5150 laptop (with XP Home Edition installed) to a HDD for installation on a Dell D600 laptop. I am doing this with xxClone and a SATA-to-USB interface cable. Cloning is not an issue (or it seems not to be).
After the cloning, I reinstalled the cloned HDD in to the D600 laptop and booted from the OEM Reinstallation CD (for XP Home Edition), and ran the Repair Install for XP Home Edition. When finished, it boots automatically and I get the BSOD with the 'Stop 0x0000007E.....fltmgr.sys.....' error.
Afterwards, I have tried the Recovery Console 'chkdsk/f and /r'. I then wiped the to-be-cloned HDD clean(Disk Management, etc....) and performed the same process again before I cloned the Dell 5150 HDD..no joy.
I tried the same process with Norton Gost 9 with the same results. I tried with EasUS ToDo and I get a message that a partition is required to store the temporary files (i abandoned that effort)
I can view all the transferred files on the cloned HDD (via the SATA-USB interface). I suspect this is a systems matachup issue that I don't understand fully.
When I finished xxCloning, I elected to make the cloned HDD bootable; perhaps that was ill-advised, since the Dell 5150 hardware/driver interfaces transferred to the cloned HDD would be quite different from the D600
Is it not possible to do what I want to do? Yes, I know, it would be 'swifter' to fresh reinstall and reinstall all the programs after moving all the data files, but I have a special reason for wanting to be successful doing it the way I proposed.