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Apricorn Cloning Didn't Work - Internal Hd Error!

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#1 nathansdad04


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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:36 AM

I used the Apricorn ez upgrade kit last night to clone my HD(Dell 9300). I followed the instructions to the best of my abilities. It took 6 hours for the cloning program to complete(is that normal?). It did give me the "Congrats cloning was successful" message.
I physically swapped out the drives and powered up. The black screen came up and the progress bar stopped at about 90% and I got a HD error! message.
Now I'm lost......I figure it's a cloning problem, but I wouldn't have a clue how to figure out whether that's the case or if the HD is defective.

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:16 AM

You should be able to download a utility at the HDD manufacturer's website to test the drive to see if it's faulty.

The problem may be that Windows doesn't recognise the new HDD because the drivers etc are setup for the old drive. One way around this is to boot your computer from your XP CD (with the new HDD installed) and run a Repair Install.

Changing a Motherboard or Moving a Hard Drive with XP Installed

This link is not the exact situation you are in but it's relevant.
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:24 AM

Did you try to boot into Safe Mode?
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Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:37 AM

No I didn't try a boot in safe mode. Apricorn support isn't open for another hour or so...so I'll have to wait. I'll get a hold of Seagate also. I'll have some more info later today..I'll keep you posted. Thanks

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 08:11 PM

Moving a hard drive (or cloning it) isn't a simple thing to do. Check out this link on moving XP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/moving_xp.html

While the link doesn't describe your exact situation - you are changing hardware. So, there's some prep work that should have been done prior to this. Hopefully the Apricorn folks have some advice to remedy this - otherwise I'd opt for the repair install of XP before trying to boot again. Here's a link on that: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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