Copied XP Partition won't login

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by dlmcmurr, Sep 17, 2005.

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  1. dlmcmurr

    dlmcmurr Registered Member

    Sep 17, 2005
    I copied an XP SP-2 primary boot partition from another machine to replace a corrupted boot partition. The two machines are identical here at a public library. It will now boot, but when I login, it hangs for about 20 seconds at a blue screen, then logs back out. Even in safe mode. The source disk will boot in the bad machine, but I can't get the destination disk to allow login. I uninstalled anything that I could think of that might be out of the ordinary, then tried it again with the same results. I also downloaded the current build. I've tried it booting from the Acronis CD as well as within XP. Any ideas from anyone? I've been very pleased with the product in the past, having used it for this purpose. Thanks, David
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello dlmcmurr,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Management Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Please try to repair your target PC's MBR in one of the following ways:

    Windows 95/98/ME – boot from Startup Disk and run "fdisk /mbr" command;
    Windows 2000/XP – boot from Installation Disc into Recovery Console and run "fixmbr" command.

    Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive and run the file available by the link below:

    Once the floppy is written, boot the computer from it and confirm that you want to fix the master boot record.

    You do NOT need to copy this file to diskette. Just launch it from hard disk (or any media) with the diskette inserted.

    Please use the following ISO image to create a special CD:

    Once the CD is written, boot the computer from it and confirm that you want to fix the master boot record.

    If the above doesn't help please download Acronis Report utility available at and run it, create a report and send it to us. This would provide us with detailed information on the hard disk partition structure.

    Please send gathered information to along with the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
    Semyonov Vasily
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