|Recently my old laptop died. Right now I can't justify buying a new one for the limited use I put it to, but I have a work laptop (A Fujitsu Lifebook S6400). This is nailed down tight with policies but I figured I could just build an external boot drive and use the laptop's hardware to create a new personal machine.|
So here's what I did:
Bought a USB caddy, mounted the drive from my old machine in it to check that it's still good (it is)
Used my old backup drive (a 125GB WDC16 IDE type in a USB caddy) to build the boot disk (XP Home edition created using ngine.de's method).
Copy the data from my old drive onto the boot disk to create a bootable volume with all my old apps and data on.
Buy a new drive to go in the new caddy (a 320GB WDC32 SATA type).
Once I was happy that XP is running smoothly on the WDC16 boot disk I cloned the partition onto the new drive using EASEUS.
I want to use the new caddy since the old one needs a mains power supply while the new one is powered from the USB socket, so I can still surf in the garden. Plus I want to use the larger drive as may main volume.
So it all went well until I cloned the boot drive. When I try to boot off the new 320GB drive, I get the windows splash screen but at the point when the desktop should first appear, the machine reboots. If I start in safe mode I get the inevitable hang on mup.sys.
I suspect (hope) that I'm missing something obvious. Does anyone know what it might be please?