07-27-2011 03:21 PM
I don't have any unformatted hard drive and want to clone or copy a disk to disk. Can anyone tell me how since the prefered method is to clone to a fresh hard drive . I did a "Make a restore point" and attempted to restore on the new drive but the Widows XP image splash screen comes up and then the computer reboots in seconds. Please help just need simple steps on how to clone a hard drive on to a disk that has been used previously. Both disk are the same size. I even unallocated the disk (but did not format it) and had the same problem, should I have formatted it?
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07-27-2011 03:36 PM
Just a few questions. What size are the HDs?
SATA or PATA?
What partitions are on the old HD?
Are you trying to boot the new HD in the same or in a different computer?
07-27-2011 03:42 PM
Both drives are SATA. The old HD has one partition as does the source drive. Trying to boot the drive in a different computer.
07-27-2011 03:53 PM - edited 07-27-2011 03:54 PM
Trying to boot the drive in a different computer.
Thanks for the answers. That's why the new HD is rebooting from the WinXP splash screen. The new computer requires different storage controller drivers from the old computer. Are they the exact same model? Ghost isn't designed to create clones that boot in a different computer but you might be able to get the clone to boot by using this method...
07-27-2011 04:15 PM - edited 07-27-2011 04:16 PM
That's weird because rebooting at the splash screen stage is what you see with storage controller issues.
OK, try this test. Remove the HD from your computer and install the new HD. Does it boot?
Where was the new HD when you did the clone procedure? Internal or connected by USB?
What brand and model are the computers?