Need both HDD to boot a cloned win 7 OS

Microsoft Windows 7 professional 64-bit
September 25, 2010 at 14:11:19
Specs: Windows 7, AMD X4 / 6GB RAM
Hello, I bought a 500gb HD since I needed more space compared to my 80gb HDD, which currently has win 7 installed, I used Norton Ghost 15 to copy everything to my new HDD, including bootable and system files.
When I boot my pc only with thew new disk active it shows the login screen, i write my password and after that it takes a while showing "preparing your desktop" message and then shifts into a blue screen with the mouse pointer active and stays that way forever.

Then, I tried booting with both HDDs active and it successfully booted, but now i need both to work on my pc, The Disk Manager recognizes my new HDD as the system one but it is not labeled as the C: unit, the one that is labelled as C: is my "old" one or the one i want to migrate from.

My 500GB Drive shows as X: unit (as i chose when formatting it) and the 80GB one as C:, but being the 500GB the one recognized as the startup one with the small windows logo in it on "my pc" view.

Can this problem be fixed in order to be able to boot completely from my X: drive without reformatting or copying from my old one again? I am afraid i may loose everything since the old one is no longer able to boot by itself (it shows a blue error screen on startup). So i am stuck not being able to work without both HDD active, nor by anyone separatedly.

Thank you for any help you can give on this matter.


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September 25, 2010 at 14:18:13
You need to Clone when booting from a CD/DVD, this will result in an exact copy, if they are SATA drives ensure that the larger drive is on SATA1 port to be the bootable drive:

http://tinyurl.com/6ggfna


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#2
September 25, 2010 at 15:49:46
Use startup repair to fix boot, here's how.> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...

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