Cloned Drive from SCSI to SATA

June 23, 2009 at 01:58:32
Specs: Windows XP
I wanted to move from my SCSI hard disk drive to a SATA hard disk drive. So I cloned the SCSI HD to the SATA hard disk drive.

When I boot now without the SCSI HD attached, Windows XP only stops the boot process immediately after the black screen with the Windows logo in the center disapears (and a Windows default background color appears with the mouse courser present but nothing else, also CTRL-ALT-DEL does not result in anything).

When I boot with the SCSI hard disk still present, the system boots from the SATA hard disk drive, and exactly where booting stops in the above scenario, it continues to boot from the SCSI hard disk. C Drive ends up to be my SCSI hard disk.

Obviously Windows after loading some drivers/information thinks it resides on the SCSI hard disk drive, if it is present it just continues booting from it, if not, it just fails. Any idea where (maybe in the registry) I can modify this?

Thanks a lot

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June 23, 2009 at 02:46:25
You might try toggling the AHCI setting for the SATA drive in your computer's BIOS. Windows doesn't like it when you go from a non-AHCI setup to a AHCI setup (or vice-versa).

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June 23, 2009 at 13:25:35
Otherwise you needed to add in drivers before and edit some stuff later.

MS says ntbackup then apply xp to new drive then apply restore. Include system state.

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June 23, 2009 at 15:19:54
How did you clone to the SATA drive?

You may need to boot to the Windows repair console and run fixboot and fixmbr. Do that with the SCSI disconnected. Afterward, you should be able to connect the SCSI and use it for storage.

Why did you go from the SCSI to the SATA?

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