Suddenly XP cannot boot from SATA drive.

December 4, 2011 at 15:13:28
Specs: Windows XP, Intel 4 3200/800 3072 MB DDR/400
Suddenly XP cannot boot from SATA drive.

Was working well for years. Then, problems started when booting. I had to reboot using ctrl+alt+del. It worked for a while. Then, nothing. Tried through bios boot menu, nothing . See SATA HDD root and content in DOS. But XP not starting.
Corrupted root?
Tried previous SATA HDD with XP. Started and working!
XP was cloned from old SATA HDD a year ago using Acronis. Cannot repair or reinstall on newer SATA HDD. Any advice?

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December 5, 2011 at 04:33:22
The hard drive may be starting to fail so you at least need to test it to make sure.
Download the DOS version of the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software via the appropriate link on this page:

The download for the DOS version is an ISO file from which you can make a bootable CD with IMGBURN from here:

When you've made the CD, boot your faulty computer from it to test it's hard drive.
Choose the "long" or "extended" test if either is available, not the short test.

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