Tried to clone, no boot

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by artrosch, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. artrosch

    artrosch Registered Member

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    After my earlier thread today, I did as Ilya suggested, and cloned the
    image onto the new HD. I was careful. First I changed the new HD
    to slave, then got it installed and initialized. Then I cloned the old HD
    image onto the new, larger one. All that went well. When I was
    done and Acronis said "reboot", I did so. It booted up to the original
    small HD. I waited for any further operation from Acronis, but none happened.
    So I disconnected the Hds, changed the new one to Master, took out
    the old one and tried to boot up. It went through "searching for boot disc,
    etc" scanned IDE O, then Floppy, then CDRom. No boot. I changed
    the boot order so CD would boot before floppy so I could try the Acronis
    boot disc. That was able to start up, but other than doing a full
    restore image operation, I didn't see any way to get my new cloned HD
    to boot. So...I put back the old HD and wonder what happened.

    Art
     
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    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Art,

    Could you please clarify whether you have cloned the disk or just stored the image of the old disk to the new one?

    Thank you.
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    Ilya Toytman
     
  3. artrosch

    artrosch Registered Member

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    Ilya, I cloned the disk. I watched the Windows progress bars as the cloning
    took place, it lasted about an hour. I also have a backup image (and two extra
    incremental backups for a total of three files) stored on a USB hard drive.
    But I'd like to know what i'm missing, something in BIOS or whatever
    detail that's eluded me. I physically removed the old hard drive
    and made sure the new HD was assigned IDE 0. But maybe I need
    to do something to delete the old HD in BIOS? When installed
    and intitalized as a second HD before removal of the original, the
    drive was recognized in My Computer. What would happen now if
    I attempted to migrate the backup (on the USB drive) image over the
    cloned image on the new HD?

    Thanks
    Art
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Art,

    Please try to plug in your old disk, boot from it (set it as your first boot device in BIOS) and see whether your new drive contains the same files. If it does please turn off the computer, unplug the old drive and fix MBR on you new disk in the following way:

    Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive and run the file available by the link below:

    http://www.acronis.com/files/support/mbrautowrite_en.exe

    Once the floppy is written, boot the computer from it and confirm that you want to fix the master boot record.

    If you restore the image you have all the data on your new hard disk will be deleted preliminary and then the image will be restored.

    If you encounter further issues please send a letter with the link to this thread to support@acronis.com and indicate in the subject of the letter that you want to contact Ilya Toytman. I will help you with the solution.

    Thank you.
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