Cloning XP / 2000 boxes

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Bucrepus, Feb 23, 2005.

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  1. Bucrepus

    Bucrepus Guest

    I have a question about cloning XP boxes. Does ACRONIS have a product to image the drive from outside windows? I want to clone my XP boxes but if I replace hardware in my box, say a new harddrive or add a DVD drive, TRUEIMAGE's image file creates an unbootable machine (INACCESSABLE BOOT DEVICE). The problem is corrected by properly running Microsoft's SYSPREP on the machine before cloning to allow a hardware registry rebuild, but then TRUEIMAGE can't be run.. I have to run Ghost from DOS to image the drive and then the hardware registry is rebuilt and the new hardware is added. I HATE ghost, but I haven't found another program that will create a hardware independent image.
  2. Bucrepus

    Bucrepus Guest

    I haven't tried the BOOTABLE rescue version. I will try this...
  3. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    When you make images, you have to image the entire hard drive, not just the C partition. If you restore all the partitions to a new hard drive, it should boot normally.

    The ATI recovery CD boots into a Linux enviroment and should do what you want with Sysprep.
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