Winnt4.0 workstation

Microsoft Windows nt 4.0 workstation
February 3, 2010 at 03:26:42
Specs: Windows NT4.0, 533Mhz
A windows NT4.0 workstation OS was corrupt and one of our guys took a working computers HDD and slaved it with the faulty one in another computer. he copied all files from the working drive to the dead one. Now it comes up with error "a disk read error occured insert a system diskette and restart". i can not use the floppy diskettes for this repair because they are no where to be found. i would like to repair this computer usin g a CD-ROM or one the the identical working computers. how can i go about doing that?

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February 3, 2010 at 13:25:35
You can't just copy the files over and have it boot up, you need to use an imaging program like Symantec Ghost or Acronis True Image. If the systems are identical it should work just fine. If the computers are on the same network, you will need to run a program like Newsid, Sysprep, or Ghostwalker to change the OS's secure ID number.

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February 4, 2010 at 01:47:01
I managd to ghost the PC and it boots up, i have a problem connecting it to the network now, i gave it a static IP and the correct subnet but i cant eve ping the other PC's. i've done ping to test card and i got replies. i'm thin king its the OS secure ID number like you have statd above. is it possible to edit the secure ID manually and not run any software to do that for you?

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February 4, 2010 at 08:16:02
Well after doing a little research, apparently it's ok to have two computers on the same network with the same SID -

You might try re-installing the driver for the network card. It may different in that computer and not taking the driver from the other machine. Also can you check the lights on the card and see if it's got activity? maybe connect another computer to that network drop to verify it works.

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