Cloned HDD seen by BIOS but BIOS reboots

May 13, 2010 at 16:57:47
Specs: Windows XP
Good day,
my C: drive (Samsung 20Gb) with my OS (Win XP SP3) is only 20Gb and despite getting rid of extra files etc it's getting full.
I have a Western Digital 120Gb HDD (Model WD1200BB-00CAA0) as an extra drive. I used Norton Ghost to copy the C: drive to the WD HDD however when I replace the C: drive with the newly cloned WD drive I can't get past the BIOS. The BIOS 'sees' the new drive and says it's OK but just keeps rebooting.
I've tried various jumper positions and have ensured it is the Master. I made sure that Norton Ghost copied the MBR and made the 'new' disk bootable etc but still no joy.
If I put this 'new' drive in as a slave or secondary master, and put the old C: drive back in, no probs, BIOS boots as per normal and the new drive can be seen in Explorer and used as per normal.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

CPU = AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4GHz
OS = Win XP SP3
2.5Gig RAM

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May 13, 2010 at 18:25:32

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May 13, 2010 at 18:48:07
Western Digital drives usually have a jumper setting of 'no jumper' if the drive is alone on the cable. Verify that's the case with yours. You'd only jumper it as master if you've attached a slave drive on the same cable.

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