Ghost cloning Win 2000 to a system with different hardware.
Posted on 2005-03-25
I'm trying to clone an old Win 2000 hard drive into a new Dell system with a different hardware configuration using Symantec Ghost. I took the old drive and installed it into the Dell box as a slave and cloned from it to the new Dell drive using a Ghost bootdisk. Seems to have worked through that point
After the cloning when I reboot I get a blue screen and a STOP: 0x0000007B error right after the Starting Windows line displays across the bottom of the screen, most likely due to the suddenly different chipset and mobo drivers. Is there some reliable way to get the system working? I tried Safe Mode, no luck; tried a Win 2000 repair off the CD, no luck. I wonder if reinstalling Win 2000 on the new drive will restore the proper drivers, or fix whatever’s not working.
It would be a major chore to reinstall all the apps on the Dell box that were on the old system so I was hoping something like this could work. Thanks. Regards, Chad