Cloned Disk boots Original won't...

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  1. emorej

    emorej Registered Member

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    This might be a bit off topic but I don't know where else to ask...

    I recently cloned my dual boot WinXP/Linux Grub enabled
    laptop drive and replaced the original disk in
    a usb enclosure and the new disk in the laptop.

    After adjusting grub on both drives I can successfully boot
    both linux and WinXP from the internal drive and can boot
    linux from the original drive currently emplaced in the usb
    enclosure.

    Any attempt to boot WinXP from the usb enclosure
    meets with failure right after
    the grub "chainloader +1" command appears. The error
    message is (more or less) "Disk read error".

    Is there any magic to getting XP to boot from the usb
    enclosure ( it booted fine when it was inside the laptop)?

    Thanks

    Jerry
     
  2. emorej

    emorej Registered Member

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    Let me add that when I boot XP from the internal drive I
    *can* mount the ntfs volume in the usb drive and the
    data/applications all seem to be present.

    Jerry
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello emorej,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please be aware that the problem you encounter is not related to Acronis software, but to some Windows peculiarities.

    Please read Microsoft Recommendations for Booting Windows from USB Storage Devices for more details.

    If you have any further questions on how to boot Windows from USB storage device(s) then I would recommend you to contact Microsoft Support Team on this matter.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
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    Alexey Popov
     
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