Copying a WIN2K and WIN98 Dual-boot from one HDD to another

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi all,

I have on one standard 10Gb IDE HDD, a perfectly functioning Dual Booting Windows 98 and Windows 2000 installation.

I need to copy the entire drive to my new hard drive which is 80Gb. The newer drive is much much faster and will improve system performance :)

I've tried copying each partition idividually using Powerquest DriveImage to the new HDD which goes fine apparently. Then I use the Windows 2000 recovery console on the CD-ROM to write the Master Boot Record to the new hard disk using the 'FIXMBR' command.

The problem is that when I reboot with the new HDD and Windows 2000 starts up, when I log in to the PC, there is an error which says that there is no Pagefile set on the drive! Therefore I can't use Windows 2000.

What is the problem and a solution please?


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Tomilou earned 150 total points
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You could try the FIXBOOT option in the recovery console.
That will fix any problem in the W2K boot loader.
I have no clue if this will work or not, but you could try to copy (via the Recov. Console) the pagefile.sys to your W2K root partition.
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You can also take a ghost: this is een ecact copy of your first hard disk .This is a link where you can find this software: http://www.symantec.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/

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