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Ghost clone IDE to SATA will not boot

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_21501889.html?query=ghost+ide+to+sata&clearTAFilter=true looks like it might solve this problem?

If the answer is to first load the SATA driver from floppy before the Ghost procedure and then make sure BIOS is set to boot to SATA, then we have it licked but where/how is the question?

I am loading Ghost 7.5 which really shouldn't matter (haven't tried Acronis yet which some say blows even newer versions of Ghost away but doesn't seem to have a sector by sector option), and Ghost does see the entire 320GB SATA drive, so where/how do the SATA floppy drivers come in?

Has anyone had success at this?
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Expert4XPCommented:
The SATA floppy drivers come into play when booting from the XP startup CD, or bartPE, or other boot software that does NOT have built in support for SATA (or scsi) drivers.  SATA came after XP and the F6 is to cover SATA and scsi driver needs.

When you first boot, you get a prompt "Press F6 to load drivers ..." you would press F6 and insert your diskette (I konw how ancient...) that contains the sata drivers.
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Expert4XPCommented:
If you're already running under XP, then you obviously already installed your SATA drivers some time ago when you first put in the drive.
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Expert4XPCommented:
Just a final thought, because I'm trying to clarify what you want to do:

You want to copy (clone) your existing IDE XP hard drive onto a new blank unformatted SATA hard drive?  If yes, do you have the SATA drivers already installed on your XP system now?  If so, they should work when you first boot from the SATA drive (always remove your IDE drive before booting SATA.  Don't let XP see them both after cloning)

I would prepare the SATA diskette driver now anyway in case you need it for the first boot of the SATA drive.

I hope this helps.  Let me know if I assumed the wrong thing.
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Expert4XPCommented:
Is Ghost 7.5 the Ghost version that runs in Windows, but then drops into DOS (virtual partition) to actually do the copy/clone?  If so, that's when it will need the F6 drivers or SATA.
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tedpennerAuthor Commented:
Boy now I really don't understand!
Before reading your comments, I used Acronis 9 instead of Ghost and it worked despite the fact that Acronis 9 did not appear to have a sector by sector option as the IDE drive had 3 partitions.  At any rate it worked.  I just did a disk to disk copy using Acronis 9 and no problems at all.  SATA booted right up!
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Expert4XPCommented:
Acronis 9.0 (or 9.1) likely has most of the various SATA drivers built into that version.  It came out this year I believe.  

Ghost 7.5 is the corporate version of Ghost, but still uses Dos I believe, so you have to add DOS drivers to access SATA.

Ghost 10.0 and Ghost 11.0 (aka Norton Save & Restore) run from within Windows XP so as long as you have installed the SATA drivers in Windows XP, they would have worked as well as True Image.

Ghost 10.0 and Acronis True Image 9.0 are the most prevalent and popular versions of cloning software out now.

Anyway, glad to hear you've got it working.
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tedpennerAuthor Commented:
Hey thanks a whole bunch.  Do you know if the questions I ask remain as long as I am a member?  If not, can I set that option or pay for some type of archiving service?  This is the best thing since sliced bread for me on many issues.  It's a shame I didn't sign up years ago.
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Expert4XPCommented:
The questions and comments remain always, as far as I know.  If you're not a member, you can still search the questions but can't see the answers or responses.

I believe that the questions you ask will always be kept as history even if you aren't a premium member.  Just keep your tedpenner id and password written down somewhere.

You can always click on the "printer friendly" icon to print and save the topics and answers while a premium member.

Glad to help and welcome!
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