Unable to boot windows XP after restoring image

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by lostgirl12, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. lostgirl12

    lostgirl12 Registered Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Hey peepz,

    I really need your help. I create an image of the whole hard-disk of a computer and tried to restore that image onto another using acronis. The problem is that the computers are of different configuration and therefore it crash. I was not able to go into Windows XP, even in the safe mode or last known configuration.

    When I tried to boot it from a CD, I entered the Recovery Console. However it is unable to create or delete a partition because the screen state that the disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatable partition.

    I tried to format the hard disk from the command prompt that comes out after I clicked R but was not able to do so because it said there is no specified path. I typed C:>dir, but there isnt anything there.

    Can somebody advise me what to do?


    Farah K.
  2. jmk94903

    jmk94903 Registered Member

    Jul 10, 2004
    San Rafael, CA
    If you have a Windows installation CD, you should boot from that disk and perform an "upgrade in place" reinstallation of Windows on the second computer that won't boot. Here's the instructions:

    This should replace the HAL with valid drivers for your second system but keep all the programs and your data intact.
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