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All I ever got when attempting to start the computer was a text message "Error loading operating system." If the copied system files were corrupted, it had to have happened at So, it's working, but not what I expected. Tried using Maxtors MAXBLAST to establish the a full 250 GB partition (running original XP disks; not SP1 or SP2) 4. Then, use diskpart.exe to make your NTFS partition active. Source

Plug the boot CD into it. On many motherboards in the BIOS setting for your HD, it is set to AUTO.. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Very good of you to post this solution.

I fortunately did not have to do that. I've got notify me checked so if u have any more ?s, I'll get back. Now to my existing problem. If your new drive is larger than the old one, you will have a bunch of unpartitioned space on the drive after the clone.

  1. Create BKU Tasks >2011_2012_2013 2A.
  2. NOTE: Although reinitializing (writing over) the MBR does not alter the disk's partition information, it can be destructive if other software has written information into the MBR.
  3. First I power off after the cloning and remove the old drive (actually I swapped the old drive's data cable to the new drive and left dta and pwr disconnected on

Part III: How to Fix Error Loading Operating System? Is that how it works? If you only have the OS on one drive it shouldn't matter if the bios sees it first as bootable, it will default there. If so, should the above have failed because I blew it and left the cd in and the bios wrong?

I'm not sure the reverse would be true (if you mixed PATA and SATA drives in your cloning), but that error message seems to make sense to me (if I'm comprehending I have no network to put src on. WgfalconNov 17, 2006, 8:38 PM please post your full system specs so we can guess less and help more evonguggNov 17, 2006, 9:39 PM This should help:"Error Loading Operating System" Error Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?

Have you checked that the computer/BIOS supports a drive as large as 160GB? Hello Fuzzylogic and others. How old is the computer? Login now.

Xian, Jan 17, 2006 #9 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Share This Page Tweet Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log Deleted Partition - Error loading Operating system loading operating system... Stuff I should know, but there's only so many neurons left at this point. In my mind, it is fantastic.

Open configuration for drive by pressing enter. They are not suitable for your case. So last time I booted I had only the 120WD and floppy (or CD). Then restore from this file to the new disk?

It was the worse HD of the whole universe!. Grover, (Colin) can u guys tell me what is the big deal that goes on at that first boot after the clone? Find More Posts by litlmary 03-31-2012, 02:41 PM #8 hdluke LQ Newbie Registered: Mar 2007 Posts: 3 Rep: ToBe's fix did it for me. have a peek here Pity to read the post!

At the bootom of the screen is a note about what key to press to make a partition active. Grover's New Revised Guides 4. 2014 Cleanup 2015 Cleanup 5.Attachments/How7.TI 2015 FAQ. 2. Well, 2 actually totalling almost 3 TB.

Why would it leave something off?

Top Login to post comments Sun, 2010-11-28 20:00 #18 Colin B Offline Acronis MVP Volunteer Joined: 2009-08-15 Posts: 9248 I can answer #2. After install I upgraded to bios 1016, and it still works. TI2016:5518 Acronis Backup Advanced:43994, DD12:3223, vmProtect 7.0:5173, SnapDeploy 4 On a clear disk you can seek forever

Top Login to post comments Sat, 2010-11-27 01:05 #2 GroverH Offline Legend Joined: 2009-08-15 Though as par for the course I dont fully understand.

Will doing 2 of 3 partitions still create a bootable drive is my concern? My BIOS is AwardBIOS In My BIOS setting I go to "Standard CMOS Features" and press enter. Grover's New Revised Guides 4. 2014 Cleanup 2015 Cleanup 5.Attachments/How7.TI 2015 FAQ. 2. Check This Out The restore can be done to a blank un-allocated drive.

In my CMOS setting I had to set PIO from Auto to LBA.

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