Ghosting boot partiion.

I have a harddrive A with 2 partitions C: and D: I have installed windows 2000 server on C:.... Now I want to ghost C:
 to another disk and be able to boot from the new disk Harddrive B...... But when i go to ghost from partition to partition everthiing goes well but the machine wont boot to windows 2000 from harrdrive B, after I replace Harddrive A.....I think it has to do with the MBR, since im not doing disk to disk  it doesnt copy it. Does anyone know how to solve this problem. I dont want D: on the new drive. so I cant do a disk to disk because it will copy c: and D: to the new drive. Thanx all
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rubiconxCommented:
I'm sure there is a better solution, but why not do a disk mirror from A to B?  Would obviously solve the problem.

Does fdisk /mbr work?  This recreates the master boot record from the partition tables which should have been written by the ghost.
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paraghsDy General ManagerCommented:
Of course it is MBR problem.

Before trying to boot from hard drive B, run fixmbr & fixboot from Recovery Console.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000/AdminTips/TroubleShooting/Windows2000ERDandRecoveryConsole.html

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/EN-US/
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comteknAuthor Commented:
Well just answer Rubiconx, the problem from doing disk to disk is that I do not want the second partition on the new disk. my goals is to isolate C:\  to one disk and have D:\ on a larger disk.
I will follow the links from paraghs and let you know if that works out .  fixmbr sounds about right.

I will let you know soon, thanx
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rubiconxCommented:
You could join the two partitions and then do a disk mirror.  If you use partition magic or similar, it would place the D partition into it's own directory off the C root.  You could then easily copy the contents of the directory to the new disk as required.
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