You're right, I didn't and with a reason.
This is a known fact to Ghost users.
Succesfully cloning a OS is only possible with hidden files made visible.
Without these, the OS will not boot and run.
Boot.ini, NTDETECT and NTLDR are hidden system files needed for booting Windows.
In Boot.ini is the location of the Windows file specified on a partition, like (1) or (2), etc.
If on the target computer, the fysical partition location of the Windows file changes, so does then the partition location in `boot.ini`.
In my case, after installing the XP clone, the fysical partition location number has changed.
And so the partition number will change for the Windows file inwithin Boot.ini.
That change has to be made manually.
Yet, even after Boot.ini changed, Windows still remain unable to boot with the `NTLDR missing` error.
Only by verifying system files on both systems, I discovered the changed attributes of the NTLDR and NTDETECT files on the target computer.
Without mini-XP I would remain unable to view and change any settings of Boot.ini, etc.
That "mini-XP" from HBCD part belonging to the "how-to" section you mentioned.
But due to the complexity of this problem I ran into, I thought that it's worth mentioning that I fixed both Boot.ini and NTLDR issues at the same time.
I did not yet state how I fixed both the problems in depth, that indeed is for the "how-to" section.
Assumption is the mother of all f*ck-ups.