Incomplete clone

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by AngelArs, Mar 11, 2006.

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  1. AngelArs

    AngelArs Registered Member

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    We are using the newest version of TI. Our hard drive was getting kind of cramped (10GB) so we decided to buy a 400GB hard drive to replace it. Our entire operating system (WinXP Pro) is on the 10 GB drive. So we decided to make a clone of the drive onto the new drive, figuring that we could remove the 10 GB drive and just boot and use the new 400 GB drive. However when we made the clone it would NOT allow us to boot from it. It says that the boot partition is missing.

    How do we make a complete clone of the 10 GB drive onto the 400 GB drive so that the 400 GB drive will boot? Or how do we add a boot partition to the cloned area that we already have? Thanks.
     
  2. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Perchance did your original drive have one of those ugly hidden partitions include by the PC manufacturer/

    Perhaps, you need to add that criiter to the drive?
     
  3. AngelArs

    AngelArs Registered Member

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    This computer was not from a 'manufacture'. When we try to boot from the new cloned (400GB) drive Disk Director gives an error warning saying the drive doesn't have a boot partition. Our question is; how do we add one? Since it was our 'C' drive being cloned, TI should have done this, but apparently it didn't :(
     
  4. seekforever

    seekforever Registered Member

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    A clone should have done it alright. If you had a 10GB drive in your PC one might assume that it is an older model. Does your BIOS support the large drive? What does the BIOS say about the drive when it detects it?
     
  5. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    A boot partition is defined as:

    "The partition that contains the Windows 2000 operating system and its support files. The boot partition can be, but does not have to be, the same as the system partition. See also partition; system partition. "

    The implication is that the C drive is not getting the needed files for an OS.

    Try booting with the TI recovery disk and see what files are on the C drive, and what files are in the backup for the C drive.
     
  6. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello AngelArs,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please make sure that you use the latest build (2337) of Acronis True Image 9.0 which is available at: http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/support/updates/

    To get access to updates you should create an account at:
    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/my/
    then log in and use your serial number to register your software.

    Please create the bootable rescue media with the latest update, boot you computer with 10 GB drive from it and and try to clone your old hard drive to the new one in the rescue mode once again.

    Please note that we recommend you to unplug one of the hard drives right after the disk cloning process has been finished, since keeping both original and cloned hard drives connected might cause different boot or drive letter assignment problems.

    You can also find more information on how to use Acronis True Image 9.0 in the respective User's Guide.

    If the problem still persists, please create Acronis Report as it is described in Acronis Help Post.

    Please keep both source and destination hard drives connected while creating Acronis Report.

    Please create an account, then log in and submit a request for technical support. Attach all the collected files and information to your request along with the step-by-step description of the actions taken before the problem appears and the link to this thread. We will investigate the problem and try to provide you with the solution.

    Thank you.
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    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
     
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