sata / ide mix - want to clone ide-C to the new sata-K and boot with it
Posted on 2005-04-26
winXP sp2 - just got a new sata, made a clone of the boot partition to the sata, which is system recognizes as drive K:
now, i would like to have the system boot to the cloned WinXP on the sata, and use the old IDE drive for storage, but when i try to do this win aborts the boot sequence claiming that it can't find hal.dll - which is in the correct location - in this case K:\windows\system32. but perhaps the OS doesn't like residing on K: - and the registry entries would anyway point to C:.
tried installing a fresh copy of winXP onto the SATA as well, but this doesn't work as the winXP install disk is stupid enough to require the SATA drivers on a floppy drive to recognize the hd. my box doesn't even have a floppy drive.
alas - what to do to achieve my goal? i'm a bit under the gun here, too...