Copying a windows 98 Hard drive
Posted on 2004-08-10
I just took out my laptops hard drive stuck it on my usb to ide connector
and copied ALL the files to a folder on my desktop (I told it to show hidden and system files)
then I unpluged it, and pluged in a blank hard drive, Formated it with fat32, set it as active, and then copied all the files
Put it in my laptop and fired it up, and it wont boot.
says to insert a system disk or something like that...
so I booted from my win 98 cd, started computer with cd rom support
ran fdisk, made sure that it was still set active,... and it was.
rebooted ... still same error message,
then I rebooted from cd, started with cd rom support, switched to /tools/oldmsdos and ran fdisk /mbr
then rebooted ... (after i took the cd out)
still wont boot from the hard drive
Wnat am I missing ?
I remember a long time ago someone used to say that you had to "SYS" a drive to get it to boot.
is that what I am forgetting ? how do you do it ?
or is it something else ?
I am not sure.