I have a sata(1) and ide disk, the ide disk is a clone of the former. I have to change some settings in the linux loader and that's it. I recently installed a second sata(2) disk. After cloning the sata(1) disk, the sata(2) disk starts without problems, but sata(1) hangs in the (windows xp) boot process, the screen with the flag. The cloned disk works without problems but the original disk hangs! WindowsXP hangs, Linux is (of course) accessible. How is that possible? Starting XP in safe mode has the same result, the startup process hangs in the windowsflag screen. Instead of cloning sata(2) to sata(1) back, I would like to know what the reason is for this strange behaviour. Any clues, please?