Unable to get logon prompt after starting Windows.
Posted on 2007-04-06
Using Norton Ghost 10.0 I am attempting to swap out a 40GB drive with an 80GB Drive. Copying from the source drive (40GB) to the destination drive (80GB) goes well. The pertinant choices I made were: Resize drive to fill unallocated space; Set drive active; Destination drive - Primary; and Copy MBR.
When the 40GB drive is replaced with the 80GB drive and the computer is started I received the message, "Windows Could Not Start Because of a Computer Disk Hardward Configuration Problem." Using information from Symantec (hard to come by) , KB#312149 and KB#314477from Microsoft, and starting Windows from the XP installtaion CD in the recovery mode I was able to get Windows to start.
However, even though Windows appears to start there is not a Logon from which to proceed. Alt-Ctl-Del does not briing up a prompt. How can I proceed from this point?
Additonally, I am quite disappointed with Ghost, having hoped that it would work as advertised and clone a hard disk with little effort. Is there any suggestions other than switching to another product?