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XP Copy Problem

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    TomasDeml

    Hi.
    I just bought a larger hard drive and I wanted to move my existing WinXP installation to it. So I installed the new drive as the Secondary Master and booted to my XPs. Then I used Partition Magic to copy the system partition on the new disk. After that, I installed the new one as the Primary Master and removed the original one.

    But now, when the mirrored XPs boot, they just freeze during the logon. The weird part is that when I plug the original drive as the Secondary Master, the boot is ok, except a few crashing svhost processes.

    I read somewhere that you have to remove all the disk controllers from the Device manager prior to the copy (?).

    Has anybody experienced this problem? I just don't want to reinstall XP and download all the updates Sad

    Thanks A LOT.

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    Stephen

    Is the new drive's primary partition set to 'active' ?

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    SlackmasterK

    Sounds like it's trying to load parts of Windows directly from a piece of hardware that doesn't exist anymore.  This may be why you saw those suggestions.

    Honestly, I couldn't say; when I move Windows to a new drive, I reinstall it.

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    TomasDeml

    Yes, it's active.

    Anyway, I'm gonna be safe and reinstall the whole beast Smiley

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    TomasDeml

    Reinstalled, downloading updates now...
    Actually, it's not that bad Smiley

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    PerfectPhase

    TomasDeml wrote:
    Then I used Partition Magic to copy the system partition on the new disk. 


    Stupid question, but partition magic doesn't do drive copies?

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    TomasDeml

    PerfectPhase wrote:
    
    TomasDeml wrote: Then I used Partition Magic to copy the system partition on the new disk. 


    Stupid question, but partition magic doesn't do drive copies?


    I think it does Smiley, at least my 8.0 version...it's a true copy, not an image.

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