Primary Master Drive failure on old and new drive after cloning
April 27, 2010 6:12 PM Subscribe
I have an old windows 2000 box. I recently used Acronis to clone the primary master drive. I have done this a number of times before with other boxes and even with this box. When i swapped the disks and tried to reboot, BIOS detects the disk ok, but then i get a Primary master disk failure message. So i put back the old drive and I get the same messge! I would be surprised if Acronis did something to both old and new disks during the cloning process. I can access the disk contents fine on other boxes using USB setup. So can the IDE cable have gone bad suddenly. Is it possible the bios detects the disks but cannot find boot information because of faulty IDE cable ??
posted by flyby22 to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I did using windows 2000 repair console after that and did a fixboot and fixmbr on the new cloned disk. But same problem persists.
Would appreciate some pointers. I will try swapping the IDE cable in the mean time.