Laptop doesn't start after disc cloning.

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  1. ThomasG

    ThomasG Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I have to upgrade the HDD from a IBM Thinkpad T41 from a 40 GB to a 60 GB disk.

    I plugged the 60GB over the USB to the Laptop and started our DD10 Boot CD. DD finds both HDD. (internal and extern)

    I used Disk cloning to "copy" the internal disk into the external. The process completed successfully. Afterwards I change the disks in the laptop and started it with the "new" one.

    Laptop starts and will stop after IBM Bootscreen. I have a blinking cursor in the top left corner and thats it. Rewriting MBR didn't help.

    If I change back to the "old" one, computer starts immetatly without any problem.

    What could be the Problem?
     
  2. bodgy

    bodgy Registered Member

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    I think the difference in disk size and serial number of the drive is the cause of the problem.

    I can only suggest doing a repair install with an XP CD.

    You mention that you tried rewriting the MBR - did you try fixboot and if XPPro bootcfg /rebuild ?

    Colin
     
  3. ThomasG

    ThomasG Registered Member

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    Nope I didn't try that. I used fdisk /mbr

    Will try your suggestions.

    After trying to get cloning working I gave backup/restore a try. I did a full backup from the old disk on a network drive. Then I changed the HDD and did a restore from the network drive. This method was sucessfull.

    But I still like to have the cloning working. Will post my result on fixboot and bootcfg /rebuild later.

    Edit: No command helped
     
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