Restoring Image to new Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by PE1, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. PE1

    PE1 Guest

    My Scenario:

    1. Laptop HD (30GB) Failed but luckily I have an image of it.
    2. Have new replacement HD (40GB) but is a different model and size.
    3. Imaged the new hard drive with existing image.
    4. New HD will not boot into Windows XP!

    I tried various things to get the new HD to boot but it seems the MBR cannot be set properly. I used XP boot disk to reset MBR also, didn't work.

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello PE1,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We recommend you to perform a repair installation of your Windows XP.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to perform a repair installation here.

    Thank you.
    Tatyana Tsyngaeva
  3. PE1

    PE1 Guest

    The "R" or Repair option is unavailable. The WinXP CD only allows me to overwrite my C:\WINDOWS directory, no option to repair. I followed the instructions to the dot.
  4. Savvier

    Savvier Guest

    Then you don't have a clue pal, watch the screen shortly after you boot from the WinXP CD-ROM... follow the instructions instead of looking at the view...
  5. PE1

    PE1 Guest

  6. PE1

    PE1 Guest

    Fixed it.

    My boot.ini file was corrupted somehow. Had to change partition information for my new HD. Somehow it was set to:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    When it should have been:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    I had to use bootcfg to fix it using the Windows XP Recovery Console.
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