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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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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.
Of course it is MBR problem.

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


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
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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