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Ghost-15 Copy of one HDD to another HDD is not working, WHY?
Re: Ghost-15 Copy of one HDD to another is not working, WHY? Greetings: I received a new (new to me anyway) IBM ThinkPad R40 with a 30GB internal HDD, Windows XP and SP3. I filled that up in less than two days and copied the 30GB HDD onto one of my 40GB HDD (Using Ghost 15) found in a second HDD R40 Laptop insert in the R/W DVD bay. The process seemed to go smoothly and it was labeled by Ghost-15 as “successful”. However, When I swapped the two HDD’s, and rebooted, the new 40GB HDD will only boot up as far as the Microsoft Windows XP screen - just before the User ID logon screen is supposed to appear. The Mouse works but there is nothing to click on – no User ID’s. There the reboot process stops! I selected: Ghost-15 -> Tools -> Copy My Hard Drive -> Welcome to the Copy Drive Wizard -> Next -> Source Drive -> C:/ 27.1GB Used, Type Primary -> NEXT -> Destination D:/ 39.1 GB available, Type Primary -> NEXT -> Options: 1) Check Source for file System errors, 2) Check destination for file system errors, 3) Set drive active for booting OS, 4) Copy MBR, 5) destination partition type: Primary Partition -> Next -> Finish -> HDD Files will be over-written warning message -> Continue -> YES. The 2nd HDD was Fat32 before the overwrite and NTFS after the overwrite. It had to do a forced disconnect to use that HDD as it was user-locked by something else and I could NOT find out what. Does anyone have any ideas on how to correct this? Will running it through Ghost-15 a second time help? I really need to increase the HDD to at least the 40GB size – the 30GB size is full! However, Right now, it is the ONLY HDD that will work. Both HDDs came from the same manufacturer and both are virtually identical except for their size. The R40 sees and uses both, one as the primary and one as the added inserted Drive. It just does NOT go through a full bootup with both HDDs! Respectfully,