Booting from New HD with XP
Posted on 2003-11-18
Installed new WD120Gb HD. Used mfg disk to format and copy files from present C drive (Maxtor 40Gb). Process stopped at 98% and system locked up--twice! Computer will boot only if old drive is attached also. Checked through new drive and looked like everything copied fine, but won't boot from it. Read about Disk Mgmt in XP for installing add'l drive and writing signature to it. When I go into Disk Mgmt the Initialize/Convert Disk Wizard does not come up. (I have XP Home) Don't want to clean install XP on new HD, I want to remove old C drive and someday build new system with it. How can I fix this?