02-04-2012 11:38 PM
Attempting to replace laptop hard drive with a brand new (unformatted) hard drive. Made a backup of the three partitions using Ghost 14. During the restore process, used Express (recommended). Cannot get access to the new hard drive. Used the Ghost 14 CD to start the computer. Was able to see that the partitions exist on the new hard drive. But it just will not boot. Was I supposed to also install the MBR? Now that the new drive is no longer "new", the Ghost CD does not want to let me install the MBR. I'm lost . . . and could use a little guidance.
02-06-2012 07:29 PM
XP SP3. I don't receive any errors, per se. Just nothing happens when I try to boot from the new HDD. I can see the partitions when I boot from the recovery CD, but the system will not boot from the HDD.
02-06-2012 07:50 PM - edited 02-06-2012 07:56 PM
Boot to the Ghost recovery disk.
Select: Utilites > Change Active Partition
Select the XP partition by the ID number listed next to it.
Close the box and reopen it to verify XP now has a little arrow next to it, then exit everything and try to boot Windows.
edit- I'm assuming that XP has always been the first partition on the drive or the second partition if it has a small hidden diagnostic partition before it.