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sfalco1957
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

Packing it in for tonight, I'll check tomorrow evening.. Thanks for the help, I didn't think this would be so complicated.. At least I got the laptop for free about a year ago, I had to restore the OS to the factory preload (buggered up badly with viruses).. After numerous Windows updates, machine has been good.. But a few days ago Windows startup hung and the drive was making a strange noise.. Hasn't reoccured, but I figure the drive is going to fail soon, hence my desire to replace it...  I would not have bought a Dell...

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

That's bad luck. OK, onto the next tool.

 

Download HDAT2 from...

 

http://www.hdat2.com/

 

Download HDAT2ISO_481.EXE

 

Double click it to extract the ISO. Burn the ISO to a CD. Boot from the CD.

 

Choice 1

at X:\> type HDAT2 and press Enter

select your HD and press Enter

the following instructions are confusing so try your best.

 

1. Power-on PC, boot and start HDAT2. (already done)
2. In 'SET MAX (HPA) Menu' select 'Set Max Address'. Change 'LBA mode' from 48 to 28-bit LBA mode and press 'S' key to set maximal address for 28-bit LBA mode (127 GB).
3. Power-off PC (Important !), power-on PC, boot and start HDAT2.
4. In 'SET MAX (HPA) Menu' select 'Set Max Address'. Leave the selected 48-bit 'LBA mode' Change 'LBA mode' from 28 to 48-bit LBA mode and press 'S' key to set maximal address for 48-bit LBA mode.
5. After restart you should get the full (native) capacity of hard drive.


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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

[ Edited ]

Some observations on HDAT2. You can change between 28-bits and 48-bits by pressing the L key on the keyboard.

 

You can change from Save Permanently to Save Temporarily by pressing the V key on the keyboard. You want Save Permanently.

 

The "Current hidden" field is the HPA. You want this to be "0.00 KB <- OK nothing to restore". After the two above procedures run HDAT2 a third time to confirm "0.00 KB <- OK nothing to restore".

 

I've just played with an old HD to create and remove a HPA. HDAT2 does work. Whenever it starts it is in 48-bit mode so you won't have to change this for the second procedure. It seems the Dell HPA is created with a 28-bit tool and that's why you need the two step procedure.

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sfalco1957
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

OK, using hdat2 I now have the BIOS reporting a 320GB HDD... Ready for the next steps....

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

Excellent!

 

Boot from the Ghost CD and restore the 47 MB FAT partition to unallocated space on Disk 1. Then restore the WinXP partition to the remaining unallocated space on Disk 1. You will have to choose Edit to get the following options. Delete any phantom drives you see on Disk 1 as per Red's tutorial...

 

http://community.norton.com/t5/Other-Norton-Products/New-Hard-drice/m-p/253329#M24922

 

The options for the FAT partition are...

 

Verify recovery point before restore
Partition type : Primary
Check for file system errors after recovery

 

 

The options for the WinXP partition are...

 

Verify recovery point before restore
Resize drive after recover
Partition type : Primary
Check for file system errors after recovery
Set drive active (for booting OS)

 

 

Remember, DON'T SELECT Restore master boot record

 

Good luck. Don't worry if you mess up. It can easily be done again.

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sfalco1957
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

OK, I think I have done all that.. Is that it, dare I try to reboot to the new drive now?

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

Go ahead.

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sfalco1957
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

I just get a blank screen now, no errors, blinking cursor in upper left...  

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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

That's a surprise. Does the HD still show as 320 GB in the BIOS?

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sfalco1957
Posts: 17
Registered: ‎03-31-2012

Re: Tried to use ghost to upgrade to lrger hard drive, now new drive won't boot

yes.. maybe I did not delete all the phantom stuff?