What do I need to do so that Norton Ghost 15 will successfully "clone" one hard drive to another hard drive? (see log).

What do I need to do so that Norton Ghost 15 will successfully "clone" one hard drive to another hard drive (see log).

I have used Ghost feature "Copy My Hard Drive" feature.

Running this successfully copies the contents of my computer's C: drive to another blank hard drive.

However, when I disconnect the original C: drive and then put the new replacement hard drive (that had the contents of the old C: drive copied to it), this hard drive is recognized by the computer's BIOS, but this new replacement hard drive won't boot into Windows XP.

This happens even though the entire contents of the old C: drive have been copied to the new, replacement hard drive. I verified that the ghost process completed successfully by using Windows Explorer to view the contents of the new replacement hard drive before I removed the old hard drive and put the replacement hard drive in its place.

What do I need to do to fix this issue?
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TimAllanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There is an issue with Ghost 15 and Windows 7.  Have you run LiveUpdate to update it to SP1?
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KnowledgeableNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have ran all of the Ghost 15 updates.

Also, I am ghosting a Windows XP partition, not Windows 7.
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davorinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are both drives of the same type? SATA, EIDE?
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TimAllanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
In the Drive-to-drive copying options, are you setting the "Set drive active (for booting OS)" ?
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KnowledgeableNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Yes, both of the hard drives are IDE.

The original C: drive is 80 GB. The new, replacement hard drive is 300 GB.

How do I "Set drive active (for booting OS)" in Norton Ghost 15?
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ShaunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Is the 300GB device booting , i mean till the boot loader? or failing before that?

Can you please explain the process on how you are trying to do a disk to disk clone?
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KnowledgeableNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
The system doesn't even run the Power On Self Test while the 300GB IDE hard drive is connected.

However, whenever I boot into the BIOS, the 300 GB hard is recognized.

I am ghosting to a larger hard drive to give the user more storage space.
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ShaunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
are the Jumper settings correct?
http://tips4pc.com/articles/computer%20troubleshooting/how_to_set_jumper_pin_settings_o.htm

Its obvious that 300GB HDD is detected as it says the clone is complete and ur able to browse via explorer.

Please explain steps on how ur trying to do this?
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TimAllanConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It's in the Copy Drive Wizard
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Set  - Copy MBR

I hope this helps !
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KnowledgeableNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Finally reverted back to Norton Ghost 6.03 boot floppy to Ghost these two hard drives. Worked like a charm.
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