After clone; no bootable drive foun

Ibm / 830741u
January 16, 2009 at 07:04:27
Specs: Windows XP, IBM 1G
I used Norton Ghost 2002 to clone 40 G C: NTFS drive to 80 G NTFS D: drive. I removed the slave jumper. Drive D: will not boot, IBM Netvista BIOS says there is no bootable drive. Acronis Disk Director shows Drive D: flags as Pri,Act and the boot record is the same size as shown on the C: drive. Did I miss doing something to make the cloned drive bootable.

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#1
January 16, 2009 at 08:01:39
Are these PATA/IDE drives? Did you have both the 40GB & 80GB HDD's on the same cable/channel? After the cloning, did you switch jumpers on both drives?

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#2
January 16, 2009 at 08:30:09
Both drives are IDE. I did the drive copy with the drives on separate cables. I removed the data cable from drive C: before I powered up the IBM Netvista.

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#3
January 16, 2009 at 11:09:41
Your computer may not be able to boot from the Secondary IDE channel. If you have the drive jumpered as Master, connect it to the Primary IDE channel.

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#4
January 16, 2009 at 11:27:20
Did you clone the complete 'drive' or the 'partition'. Cloning a partition will not copy the Master Boot Record, so the cloned drive will not be bootable.

For what it's worth to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.


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#5
January 16, 2009 at 12:56:44
The cloned drive is now booting up. I moved the cable, marked IDE1 on the mother board, to the cloned drive and it booted up. I am surprised that the BIOS did not find that drive on the secondary cable marked IDE2.

Too answer the other question: I used Norton Ghost 2002 Drive -> Drive to make the clone.

Thanks everyone. Now I have a backup procedure that I can do once a month,or so. I will buy another WD 80G IDE drive and leave it in the computer with the slave jumper on for the backups.
Roger


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#6
January 16, 2009 at 14:02:47
OEM makers do a lot of strange (to us) things. They try to make the computer totally idiot proof. In the process complicate life.

I tried installing a burner in an old HP a few years ago and it refused to work on the primary cable. Cable select is a product of the OEMs. That way when a user adds another drive they don't need to move a jumper on an existing drive. Like I said, idiot proofing.


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