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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Computer Gurus Needed Part II

OK the new harddrive is in the work system. All the files have been copied to the new HD. However after I took the old hard drive out it will not boot. OS not found is the message I get. How do I assign the new drive as my C drive in windows? The BIOS does'nt give me an option to do this. Its a Compaq system.

Any ideas? Boots fine with both drives in.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:37 PM
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You need to set the drive as primary master via the cables. Whatever cables the old drive used, the new drive needs to use.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:38 PM
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Did you just copy the files over one folder at a time? If so, that's your problem. Data is differnet than OS when it comes to moving. The Windows folder will not make a system boot, it needs a bunch of other files. Did you use Ghost? I'll find a link to a freebie copy and post it in a few (if I can find a free one).
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I set it up the same as the old and used a HD copy utility.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:45 PM
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What utility? I saw you talking about it in the other thread, but I didnt get to far into it...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 07:50 PM
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With the original drive in, boot up, then go an run scandisk on the new drive. Does windows see it as the correct size?
Unix is sooooo east to do this with!
dd if=/dev/rdsk/root of=/dev/rdsk/newroot
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-18-2003, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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HD Copy - all the files certainly appear to be there. The used space is precise on each drive.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 06:23 AM
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Might need to activate the partition with fdisk

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 11:53 AM
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you may just need to sys the hard drive...
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