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Replace SCSI Raid card to SATA

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Currently, i have XP Pro desktop boot from Adaptec SCSI card. i cloned the entire image in a hard disk. The SCSI card was faulty and i recover the image into a SATA hard disk.

However, i am unable to boot up the XP in SATA drive. Anyone got any workaround for this problem ?
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by:David
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Diagnosing why this happened is moot.  So many things it could be that it is rather pointless to even try.  Even if it was copied correctly then because you had hardware failure the system wouldn't have booted properly to begin with.   So moving forward, best you can do is get the data.

Boot the machine to an Ubuntu LINUX distribution by making a bootable USB stick or bootable CDROM. (Simple instructions are at the ubuntu.com home page).   ONce you boot, you can mount the windows disk read-only.  From there you can copy contents over network somewhere.

Then do a reload of the O/S.  Sorry, I just don't see another way
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by:Anuroopsundd
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what is the error or prompt you are getting. is the machine trying to start windows and then crash?
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by:Artic
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Have you changed the boot sequence to the SATA HDD?
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by:Callandor
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If you took a an image that booted from a SCSI drive and installed it on an SATA drive, the drivers are wrong and it isn't going to boot.  XP doesn't support SATA natively, unless the controller is set to IDE mode.  If you want to use AHCI mode, you will need to install clean on this new drive and have the SATA drivers.
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by:David
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Callandor, you probably got it based on the limited info supplied by the author .. but if this is an OEM windows distribution, then drivers could very well be there whether the system ever booted to SATA or not.  They certainly exist for the older XP-based Dell distributions.
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by:bandris
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If the SATA contoroller drivers are included in the XP, you can do a repair installation of xp, that woud install drivers, and you can boot your old system, but probably it will break some of your installed programs, and you have to reinstall them.

1. Boot from the xp install cd.
2. If the sata drivers are not included in the xp installation media then press f6 to install them from a floppy drive (yes floppy...)
3. on the next screen choose install xp (not repair, because you dont want the consoloe now)
4. accept the licence
5. on the next screen press R to begin the repair installation process

This will erase Windows XP system files, but will keep your data, and in the process XP will be reinstalled. (all drivers, and system files)
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the imaging software i used was Acronis Home 2012. I bought the plus pack (or universal restore agent) and recovered it in another hardware with the XP cd i386 folder as the additional driver location. it managed to boot up now. Thanks everyone.
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by:dnack
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i solve the problem
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