|The boot HDD should be the primary master...the HDD you're trying to copy from should be on the 2ndary channel.|
Yes, the one I want to boot is set as primary master and the crashed as primary slave. Still, it will try to boot the slave.
With the new hard drive as the only attached drive, will it boot up? If not, it's probably not set 'active'. You may be able to do that after booting with the XP cd.
I know you can do it using a 98 bootdisk. With that, type FDISK and enter after booting with the bootdisk. Y to large disk support, Y to NTFS drives as large. Then option 2.
Yes, it does boot alone. I'm actually using it right now as master, with my "files only" as slave.