TI9: Cloned HD won't boot

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  1. fevinsetter

    fevinsetter Registered Member

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    OK, I cloned a 40MB drive C: to another 40MB HD.

    When I try to boot with the cloned HD I get the infamous 25 second countdown screen asking if I want to Start Windows Normally or use the last known good image or boot into Safe Mode, etc.

    I have tried the Acronis Fix the MBR trick, that didn't do anything different.

    Any Ideas?

    Thanx,
    UnBootable in Florida
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    fevinsetter,

    Could you briefly describe how you performed the clone. I've tried numerous ways to make the clone process fail with TI and I can't make it fail. I've tried all the "no-nos" but the clone still boots.
     
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    fevinsetter Registered Member

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    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for the help.

    Let's see, I installed the new Maxtor 40MB HD as a slave on the Primary controller. For Clone Mode I used automatic; I then selected drive C: as the source and the new Maxtor as destination and finally selected: Delete partions on the destination HD.

    It rebooted and cloned in about 15 minutes. After cloning I tried to use it as Drive C: but it wouldn't boot.

    When ever I select any of the options on that 25 second countdown page, it tries to continue and then I see a blue screen crash for about half a second and it re boots.

    The Maxtor disk works fine on another computer--in that I can attach it and look at it fine.

    Thanx, Jim
     
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    Jim, sounds fine.The only difference is that I choose Manual rather than Automatic but that shouldn't make a difference.

    Why don't you try running chkdsk /f /r on both HDs. Naturally you will have to have your good HD as Master and non booting HD as slave. Then try the clone again. When finished, remove the old HD, make the new HD the Master and try booting.

    Sorry, what does this mean?
     
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