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Cloned win xp system drive won't boot.


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#1 ron2014

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 10:08 PM

Cloned western digital 40gb system drive using Seagate Diskwizard to a Seagate 500gb drive. Can't boot the new drive. Dell bios screen loads and continuously loops over and over. I also cloned it with Easeus program with same results. Installed drive in 2 other identical Dell OptiPlex 280 systems with same results. Any ideas? I am stumped. Thanks in advance.

 

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 11:22 PM

I'd suspect that the cloned drive is highly damaged itself...or the file system on it is highly damaged.

 

Cloning is pretty much garbage in, garbage out, IME.

 

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 12:33 AM

I'd suspect that the cloned drive is highly damaged itself...or the file system on it is highly damaged.

 

Cloning is pretty much garbage in, garbage out, IME.

 

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You might have a point but the original drive works o.k.. I have cloned several systems in this manner with no problems.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:20 PM

Any other ideas. I tried cloning on another identical system with same results.



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:45 PM

Are you cloning to a small form factor desktop Optiplex that has one IDE port and one SATA port. Is the orginal 40GB hard drive a IDE drive and the new drive SATA?



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 08:34 PM

Are you cloning to a small form factor desktop Optiplex that has one IDE port and one SATA port. Is the orginal 40GB hard drive a IDE drive and the new drive SATA?

Both drives are SATA. Cloning process works with no problem using Seagate disk and  Eases cloning software.



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Posted 17 January 2015 - 09:23 PM

I wonder if creating a Disk Image with Macrium Free then restoring it to the 500GB drive using Macrium's boot disk would work?



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Posted 19 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

I wonder if creating a Disk Image with Macrium Free then restoring it to the 500GB drive using Macrium's boot disk would work?

Sounds like a plan. I'll try it out. Thanks John.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 08:38 PM

 

I wonder if creating a Disk Image with Macrium Free then restoring it to the 500GB drive using Macrium's boot disk would work?

Sounds like a plan. I'll try it out. Thanks John.

 

Thanks for the tip JohnC. It took a few twists and turns to get it going but I finally was able make it work. Again, thanks.

 

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Edited by ron2014, 25 January 2015 - 08:39 PM.





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