Duplicate Partition only boots in "Safe Mode"

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  1. camgilly

    camgilly Registered Member

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    I have copied the original partition and have tried to restore it as a duplicate 2nd bootable partition..
    The original partition sems to restore to the 2nd boot partition OK, however upon booting, it will always defaults to safe mode.
    Any suggestions on how to get this partition to boot correctlyo_O
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello camgilly,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Could you please describe what you did? Did you create the image of a single partition and then restored it to the same disk? Did you change your boot.ini file?

    Thank you.
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  3. camgilly

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    I created an image of the main XP partition.
    I then restored this as a clone on a second hidden primary partition on the same hard disk.
    I then updated the original boot.ini file to reflect the 2 different boot options.
    When I select to boot to the new cloned partition I get a blank screen for a while then the boot continues in Safe mode... and dtill the same after multiple re-boots.
    There are no error messages!!
    I tried disabling all services and programmes via msconfig....still no good!
    Cheers, Cam
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Cam,

    Could you please create Acronis Report in the way described at Acronis Help Post and send it to support@acronis.com along with the link to this thread? We will examine your partition structure and your boot.ini file and provide you with the possible solution.

    Thank you.
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  5. camgilly

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    BTW,
    The partition restored fine to the original partition it was cloned off.
     
  6. MiniMax

    MiniMax Registered Member

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    Just a crazy idea, but could it be a problem with the drive letters? I know you said you hid the original partition, but according to this article (http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/partsigs.htm) that is sometimes not enough.
     
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