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Hard Drive Won't Boot After Ghost - Help!!!

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   I have done this hundreds of times for customers, but now when I try it on my computer it won't work.  Isn't that how life is.

   I am trying to upgrade my laptop HDD from a 60GB to a 100GB.  I have ghosted the drive over and the stupid thing won't boot.  It just sits there with a blinking underscore.  I have tried to boot with the XP disc and use the repair feature and FIXMBR.  But the repair console wants an admin password.  There is no admin password.  But just for the heck of it, I used ERD Commander 2005 to reset the admin password.  Still the thing says invalid password.  I have a copy of a Windows 2000 install CD, but it's not booatable, and my laptop has no floppy.  Is there anything that could cause this problem that I am just missing?  I have tried Norton Ghost 9 with some success but alot of programs are corrupt.  So I am now using Norton Ghost 2003.  Please any info would be much appreciated.  At this point I have spent so much time on it, I couldn't even pay myself for my services lol!


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