Solved move W2kPro from ATA to SATA

June 5, 2014 at 06:54:29
Specs: Windows 2000
What do I need to do to move/clone W2kPro from an ATA drive to a SATA drive?

I wanted to add a drive for more space, but the power supply is insufficient to handle the additional load so now I am trying to swap the ATA(38GB) with a SATA(500GB).

The Dell GX270 boots to either ATA or SATA, but logging on to windows is the issue:
windows just loops continuously logging on and off.

Please advise.
Thanks, Tracey
I used Partition Magic to copy the partitions from the current boot drive to a SATA drive.

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June 5, 2014 at 09:19:06
I booted from both enabling the boot log (IHTH)
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\kmixer.sys
the bootlog ends here when using the SATA drive

the bootlog continues here when using the ATA drive:
Service Pack 4 6 5 2014 11:31:49.500
Loaded driver \WINNT\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \WINNT\System32\hal.dll

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June 6, 2014 at 05:58:17
I don't believe there are any SATA drivers available for Win2000. Try setting the BIOS to IDE compatibility mode.

I assume you have set the BIOS to boot from the SATA as the first hard disk.

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June 9, 2014 at 05:32:06
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As stated above by OTH, W2K doesn't support SATA. You will have to run in IDE compatibility mode.

"the power supply is insufficient to handle the additional load"

How did you determine that? HDDs require very little power, only about 10-12W when in use, less at idle. That's about 1A from the +12v rail. If your system can't support an extra HDD, you must be running it extremely close to the limits of what the power supply can handle.

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