Black screen and cursor when booting windows xp
Posted on 2008-10-20
I have a harddrive in my T60 computer that works fine. The only thing is that I have just to little free space. So I bought a new hardrive (500GB 2,5" 5400RPM), physically slightly bigger than the original one. But it fits in the computer. I have tried to clone the entire disk to the new one with different cloning softwares without beeing able to have a running windows xp afterwards. All the partitions are copied (whole disk), the MBR are written afterwards, and there is only one active partition afterwards, the same as the one on the original disk. I've tried to keep same size on the partitions, so I dont render the place it should look for grub.
I've tried to use the following software:
Norton Ghost 11.5
Acronis True Image 8.1.945
Paragon Partition Manager 7.0.1274
So after the cloning, grub starts fine, ubuntu boots, but windows xp wont start. I think something happens to the windows installation and not the grub boot loader. I've tried super grub, doesnt work. And I've even tried to write windows mbr, then the black screen with the cursor comes up when the computer starts without the grub off course...
I'm a bit stuck here, and would highly appreciate some help from some experts :)