Clone/Copying system disk; problem.
Posted on 1998-10-15
I got a new big disk, need to move to it.
Did H/W install as secondary disk, BIOS auto-detect size (LBA).
I then partitioned and formatted (From W95), did full copy of each disk; by explorer/options/show_all_files and then drag.drop to the destination.
-- I think this copies everything, xcopy won't
Then did format/copy_system_files to the new primary partition.
From here, booted to the old disk with the new as secondary, everything looks and works fine.
H/W swap disks (i.e. change primary/secondary drive jumpers)
Boot to floppy, use fdisk to set primary partition active.
-- BIOS detect and config for new disk config
-- fails, not a system disk.
reboot to floppy,
do:: sys d: c: (old to new)
goes into W95, startup logo, goes through autoexec.bat,
then falls into a DOS prompt.
-- typing win from there, fails,
"VFAT initialization failed
a device or resource required by VFAT is not present or is unavailable. VFAT cannot continue loading.
-- what is missing here???
I've done this before (I thought!) successfully.
This is W95a SR1, new disk is 5G WD caviar, setup into 5 1G partitions. I can flip jumpers and go back to the old config, it still works, and can see all the new disk fine; just can't seem to boot from it.