Help after Cloning - SATA Drive letters reversed!

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  1. MikeC578

    MikeC578 Registered Member

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    I need some help here and I'm sure it's an easy solution involved.
    History: Drive C: 160GB (System) Drive D: 200GB (Data)
    I unplugged old D:,
    physically removed C: and installed new 300GB HDD in it's place (SATA Primary).
    I then plugged in the OLD C: using the old D: cables (SATA Secondary) running from the MoBo
    Booted up using the Bootable Actonis 9TI CD, selected the Clone, Manual, Proportional, etc etc... left the source disk as is... & commenced the clone.

    Current situation:
    After the cloning was successful, I shut down the computer, left the new larger C: in it's bay with the primary SATA cable, plugged in the OLD D: drive using the secondary SATA cable & restarted. Got the "NTLDR is Missing" error... I shut it down, unplugged the old D: drive and rebooted - it worked fine. The new system drive was the 300GB - Drive 0:
    I shut it down again - reconnected the D: cables and rebooted. Got the "NTLDR is Missing" error again. It seems that my computer has assigned my OLD D: drive as the boot drive and of course, can't find the NTLDR file BECAUSE IT AIN'T THERE! When I boot using my Windows XP CD and select 'Repair' just to get to the command prompt - it shows my old D: as C: and my new C: as D: (I even remembered some of the old DOS commands to do a DIR on both drives and everything is there - just the letters are reversed WHEN THEY'RE BOTH PLUGGED IN) Making sense so far? Are ya with me?

    Question:
    How do I tell my computer that the drives are reversed? I can't afford to lose the data on my old D: ...

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers.

    Mike C
     
  2. MikeC578

    MikeC578 Registered Member

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    Hehehe - solved it... I went into the BIOS setup and saw that my 200GB had been designated as the primary boot hdd - instead of the new 300GB. I switched 'em in the setup and VOILA! Life is good again!

    all that angst for naught... le sigh.

    Mike out!
     
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    Hello MikeC578,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    I'm glad to hear that you managed to solve the problem.

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

    Thank you.
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