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VIKTOR2020
06-02-03, 07:35 AM
I installed a new HD and want to make it my main drive and use the older one for backups. I want to clone the old drive rather than install everything from scratch. I used a utility (xxcopy for my D: and E: partitions and WD's copy utility for my C: (boot)) to copy the old drive to the new. I then disconnected the old drive, made the new one the Master, and rebooted. My computer can't find the system on the new drive to boot up. What else do I need to do?

jmatt
06-02-03, 07:53 AM
Try this .
Start up with your Boot disc or Startup disk in ( without cd rom support )
At the A: prompt , type > sys c: & press ENTER.

Take out the boot disk & restart your computer.

VIKTOR2020
06-02-03, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the suggestion.
How do I make a boot disk or startup disk?

jmatt
06-02-03, 03:48 PM
Here is a link to get 1 ready made or the 2nd link is how to make your own .

http://freepctech.com/pc/002/files010.shtml
http://aroundcny.com/technofile/texts/tec101799.html

VIKTOR2020
06-02-03, 06:38 PM
Thanks, J. I've made my floppy. It says it's for Win 95/98. Will it work with XP?

jmatt
06-02-03, 06:51 PM
Don't have XP installed anymore , went back to 98 .

Not sure about the 98 boot disk .

Try this .

Start up with your Boot disc or Startup disk in ( without cd rom support )
At the A: prompt , type , sys c: and then press ENTER.

Take out the boot disk and then "Repair" XP by booting from the XP CD and selecting Install > Repair (NOT recovery console) > Fast Repair.