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Reply #30 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:16pm
 
We're not having good luck.

Is the new HD jumpered as a master now? Does it look OK in the BIOS?
 
 
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Reply #31 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:19pm
 
Yep, Master!

BIOS reads good. Shows model #.

 

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Reply #32 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:20pm
 
What about copying to external flash drive then copying to NEW HD? This will more than likely turn up the same.
 

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Reply #33 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:23pm
 
helpdesk101,

Could you install the old HD as master and make the new HD the slave. Boot to WinXP and look in Disk Management. Do both HDs have the same partitions and look identical?
 
 
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Reply #34 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:34pm
 
Wow, I attached a screen shot of the NEW HD. It did some wild partitioning.
 

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Reply #35 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:41pm
 
Wow is correct.

This may work. Remove the old HD. Attach the new HD as a master. Boot to a Win98 floppy and run fdisk /mbr

If it doesn't work, could you run disk diagnostics on that HD. It may be a sick HD.
 
 
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Reply #36 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:52pm
 
I don't have access to 98 floppy. I am running checkdisk

I actually hope this Disk is sick! Cheesy
 

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Reply #37 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 5:04pm
 
I'm not so hopeful for fdisk /mbr but this does the same...

Quote:
http://www.acronis.com/files/support/mbrautowrite_en.iso


Download this .ISO and burn it (as an image, not as data) to a CD.
I use ImgBurn but if you use Nero, it's Recorder, Burn image.

Boot to the CD. You will see "Press any key to rewrite MBR". Press a key and you will be instructed to "Press ENTER to reboot" so press ENTER and remove the CD.


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Reply #38 - Jun 27th, 2008 at 8:09pm
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jun 27th, 2008 at 4:34pm:
Wow, I attached a screen shot of the NEW HD. It did some wild partitioning. 


I looked at your screenshot of your hard drives.

I noticed your OLD hard drive is only 20GB.  Are you sure that the BIOS in the computer supports large hard drives?

You might need to update your BIOS to make it support larger hard drives correctly.
 

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Reply #39 - Jul 1st, 2008 at 3:18pm
 
Just uninstalled GHOST 14 and installed GHOST 2003. Tried and Failed to clone. (Disk to disk)

Updated the BIOS and tried again. Still Failed.  Angry
 

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Reply #40 - Jul 1st, 2008 at 6:15pm
 
I am going to the next step. Going to try another computer and hard drive. Maybe something is wrong with this one????
 

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Reply #41 - Jul 1st, 2008 at 6:59pm
 
Wouldn't you know it. It worked. I guess using a host computer to copy a drive to a new drive doesn't work too well.

Note to readers:
C:// Host
D:// OLD/SMALL HD
to
NEW HD

DOES NOT WORK.

Although: Please let me know if anyone else has made it work.
 

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Reply #42 - Jul 2nd, 2008 at 7:48am
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jul 1st, 2008 at 6:59pm:
I guess using a host computer to copy a drive to a new drive doesn't work too well.


I don't think Ghost 14 (or earlier versions) was ever intended to.

You are supposed to purchase a separate license for each pc you want to use Ghost on.  I suspect Ghost put some of c://Host onto NEW HD.  Probably the mbr of NEW HD was created from c://Host.

If what you are looking for is some sort of hardware "disk duplicator".  Or some software that is a offline CD Boot cloning software.

Ghost 14 has to be installed on the pc it is intended to be used on.  In your case that would be c://Host,

So if you had intended to copy a new drive from c://Host to NewHD and then use NewHD on that pc, you would have been ok.

 

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Reply #43 - Jul 2nd, 2008 at 10:10am
 
I just want to thank Radfied for all the help getting through this.

Big hats off to Brian.

Cheers! ([ii]
 

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Reply #44 - Jul 3rd, 2008 at 9:58am
 
helpdesk101 wrote on Jul 2nd, 2008 at 10:10am:
Big hats off to Brian.


Yes I agree. Brian always comes through!

Brian, I'm curious now, have you ever used Ghost in one pc to copy hard drives that came from another pc?  Do you agree that the problem above was caused by (probably) the wrong mbr being copied to NEW HD of Helpdesk101?

 

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