Lenovo W500 XP Pro. Hard drive is failing so I clone it using Ghost to a new drive. Drive clones succesfully, although it slowed down on the bad sectors. Drive is fully readable in an external reader.
Put it back in the laptop and it will not boot. POST goes through then I get a blank screen apart from a flashing prompt at the top left, i.e.e a flashing underscore or dash character.
If I try a XP repair by booting off CD it bluescreens at the "Starting Windows" part of the text-based initial installation.
WTF? I gone through this procedure hundreds & hundreds of times previously without this issue.
Thanks in advance