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restore ghost image to partition and set master boot record

Posted on 2009-05-10
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My old hard drive died.

I have a new drive where I've set up 3 partitions. One partition is set as the primary active partition. I restored my ghost 2003 image to the partition. I can't boot from the drive. I suspect this has something to do with the master boot record not being present. Can someone walk me through the process of getting the drive to boot?
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by:arnold
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Have you tried a repair console http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314058
To repair the master boot record?
Another alternative could be to perform a repair install.
What error does the system display during boot?
How is the new driver different from the Old Drive i.e. different interface? IDE/SATA?
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Try the Ultimate Boot CD. It has tools to repair the MBR. Additionally, paritioning tools (on UBCD) will let you prepare the drive as well.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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by:SysExpert
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I agree,

repair console should be your first choice via a bootable XP media if you have it.

Otherwise UBCD or any good MBR utility should work

   
I hope this helps !
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