Cloned drive won't boot
November 23, 2009 12:56 AM Subscribe
How do I get a new hard drive, that's been cloned from my primary drive, to boot as the new primary drive?
posted by willcosgrove to Technology (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A few weeks ago I started seeing the signs of my primary drive starting to fail. So I bought a new drive. My old drive was a 300GB IDE, and my new one is a 500GB Sata drive. I used DriveXML to clone my primary to the new drive. After that was done, I took out my old primary and tried to get my computer to boot off of my new cloned drive and it's not working. I can see the drive I want to boot off of in the BIOS, and I tried setting it as the first choice to boot off of (I have 4 drives in my computer). Even with that it's not working. The screen will sit there, then it says "Boot from disk:" or something of that nature, and then an Nvidia and Intel copyright something or other pops up, and then it has a very small error message, and then it just loops over and over (But minus the post. It only posts once.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.