Can't boot from new harddisk with restored image

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  1. Patrickfoong

    Patrickfoong Registered Member

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    Background:

    True Image Version 8
    Windows XP PC boot from Disk C prior to installation of True Image
    When Windows XP becomes super slow, decided to Re-install Windows XP on Disk D (another phyiscal disk)
    Been booting Windows from Dual boot since another have never been using OS from disk C since...
    Installed True Image version to back-up Disk D monthly to prevent hassle of re-installation...
    Last week 2 June, Disk D crash.
    Decided to purchase another disk to repalce failed disk and have removed working but unused old Disk C
    Installed new disk as 1st boot disk (only harddisk in PC)
    Recover using original Arconis CD
    Recovered from latest image stored in USB harddisk
    After recovery, system rebooted but was unable to find boot device
    Reviewed BIOS settings, noted that Boot device was selected as HDD-0 which is first harddisk
    Harddisk jumper selected as master
    I'm not sure what is the problem. Do I need to put back old Disk C as Master and new Disk that replaces D as Slave to worko_O??

    I must say this is my first attempt at doing recovery. I did not encounter any error messages throughout the whole process.

    If I boot from Arconis CD again, I will be able to view the new Harddisk from within Arconis.

    What can I do? I'm desparate!
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I assume that when you booted into Disk D that the drive letter assigned to the Windows partiton was D:. If that's the case, the booting files are on the first hard drive (the one you removed).

    I would try putting the C: drive back in as the booting drive (set as the Master) and setting the new drive as the Slave and see if it will boot. You may still have drive letter problems.
     
  3. Patrickfoong

    Patrickfoong Registered Member

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    I managed to get it back to work by putting back the original C drive as Master and the restored drive back as D drive (slave). This was the exact arrangement before the crash and HDD change.

    As the new D drive was 400GB vs 160GB (dead drive), the restored image only took up the size of 160GB in the new 400GB drive. I partitioned the remainder as another logical drive.

    :D
     
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