View Full Version : XP Won't boot after trying to copy hard drive,

16-05-2008, 10:19 AM
I tried copying my 40GB hard drive which is getting noisy to another 20GB drive I have as a slave with Paragon Drive copy 8.5, I selected source 40GB to 20GB to save. The system shut down and now it will not reboot, just keeps recycling the black XP screen then shuts down again. I have tried repairing with XP disc fixmbr is there another option with XP repair?

16-05-2008, 10:28 AM
Was there enough room?

You could try doing a repair install over it.

16-05-2008, 07:34 PM
Is your 40gig drive a SATA and your 20gig one IDE?
If so your Bios may have made the IDE drive the default boot. You may have to change it.
You can also check the Boot.ini on your 40gig drive. It may have been changed.
You can use Linux to edit it, or if the format is Fat32 use Dos.

17-05-2008, 05:01 PM
I think they are both IDE how do you alter the settings in Linux I have Ubuntu, Puppy or DSL disc's To alter Boot ini can you do that XP Cd repair?