troubleshooting Question

Bootable XP Hard Drive Clone

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I have an old noisy drive that I am replacing in old Levono Tablet PC. I don't have software disks or even an optical drive to install everything fresh.

Are there steps I can take or better software that I can use to clone the noisy drive to the newer drive?

My attempts so far seem to copy the entire contents of the original drive but the target drive is does not boot. It hangs at the black screen with flashing underscore.

I was able to setup a fresh install of Windows on a 3rd drive which is where I'm running Acronis True Image.

It seems as though the drive needs some sort of blessing before it will boot.
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