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Computer repeatedly re-booting from new drive after EaseUS disk copy

The old drive is a 160Gb Western Digital Caviar Blue WD1600AAJS and the new drive is a Maxtor MaXLine Plus II 250Gb. Both are SATA. The disk copy said it completed fine. I shut down the computer, removed the old drive, and placed the new drive in the same SATA port 0 as the old drive.

I used the EaseUS disk copy utility from the ultimatebootcd.com CD and now the computer repeatedly re-boots after the initial "Starting Windows" splash screen.

I ran the "Repair my computer" option after booting from the Windows 7 Home Prem. CD and the result was:

Root cause found
Unspecified changes to system configuration might have caused the problem.
Repair action: System files integrity check and repair.
Result: Error code=0x490
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JofnnCommented:
This link might be of some use - we've had an issue like this before with a work PC (was a pain at the time, but we've been problem free since!!)

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/681-startup-repair.html 
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
I want to have a look on the copy source system Windows Disk Management. Is it based on 100MB partition and C: drive?
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notacomputergeekAuthor Commented:
noxcho: I'm not at that computer right now - I'll look at it and get back with you. I do know that the original disk was preinstalled by Dell in 2008 (Vostro 220s) with Vista 32-bit and upgraded to Windows 7 Home Prem. 32-bit.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
That could be a problem. Dell could put the boot files onto one partition and system files onto another. And your cloning did not copy all.
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notacomputergeekAuthor Commented:
I've never used EaseUS Disk Copy before, but their website states:
"Sector by sector copy: Makes physical 1:1 copies (clones) of hard disks and partitions which ensure 100% identity to the original."

There were no Read or Write errors.

Going off memory, there are 3 partitions: a FAT partition, RECOVERY partition, and the Primary partition. Since the new drive is larger, there is also a partition of unallocated space on the new drive.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Then connect this larger drive back to original PC and get the screen shot of Windows Disk Management with both drives connected.
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nobusCommented:
can you run the repair again?  i found it needs to be done sometimes more than once..
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JofnnCommented:
As nobus said, it may take a few repairs to get it (bearing in mind that certain sectors will be locked for the repair)...   The article I posted above advises something like 3 repairs (with a restart in between).

We followed those instructions and it seemed to work... we've never had any further issues!
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ComputerDudeLVCommented:
When I have an issue like this, I backup my data and reformat and reload the OS. This takes 45 minutes and returns the computer to like new.
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notacomputergeekAuthor Commented:
I fixed it. The drive was originally a RAID drive, so I had to change the BIOS to RAID, re-booted, pressed CTRL-I and reset the drive to Non-RAID.

After that, I re-cloned with EaseUS and it booted up fine.
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notacomputergeekAuthor Commented:
Thanks fo the suggestions.
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