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Ghosting an 80GB hd to a 120GB hd for a Sony PCG-7D2L.  Upon bootup I receive a "Error loading operating system" message.

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What is cloning software you used? did you image disk to disk or partition to partition? Please have more detail.
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are both disks ide?
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Imaged disk to disk...  Both IDE.
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check if the partition is active
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How can you check to see if the partition is active if you can't boot up?
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by:nobus
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with fdisk from a boot disk : www.bootdisk.com
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by:nobus
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but i'm sure ghost has a tool for it too - did you check ?
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XP? Recovery console - fixboot then fixmbr. 9X? fdisk /mbr.

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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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         Does other disk boot up normally alone? You might have chosen the empty disk instead the original as source.
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Other boots fine...
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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           *Check the Standard CMOS Setup in BIOS and make sure that all channels are set to LBA mode.
            *Try ghosting again while LBA mode is set.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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            * For "error loading operating system" , download XP Boot. It has a newer version of fdisk on it. run fdisk /mbr then restart and check if it boots fine. Also winxp CD has fdisk. Boot from WinXP CD and choose repair console. In repair console, type fdisk /mbr.
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Had to fix the master boot record...
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Did I not suggest that?

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