Can't get XP to boot from new drive - Using Norton Ghost Ver 10
Posted on 2006-03-20
I have a dell 4700 with XP home on it. I have a 30 Gig 'C' drive and a 100 Gig 'F' drive setup as a slave. These are both IDE drives.
I formatted the 'F' drive and then with Norton Ghost Ver 10 I did the following steps:
1) Under the backup Tab I selected COPY MY HARD DRIVE
2) I clicked the 'Set drive active (For booting OS) check box
3) I clicked the COPY MBR check box under the 'advanced settings'
The copy seemed to go smoothly and no errors were reported
I unplugged the existing 'C' drive and put a jumper into the 100 gig drive to make it a master drive and re-booted.
The XP loading screen came on, then the light blue screen with the small windows XP logo came one and then it just hung there. I turned off the PC and re-plugged the old C drive in and now both drives work fine and the system boots but I am back where I started.
I know I am missing something and I am sure you guys can help me.
Some extra info and a question:
1) The 100 gig drive is formatted NTFS and there are no partitions.
2) I noticed on both my pc's that the main 'c' drive has a FAT32 partition that is app. 10-15% of the drive. Do I need this? Is this a system level thing that needs to exist?
3) Wouldn't ghost know that and ask to create it? Do I need to create it manually and then copy that part also?
Thanks in advance