Make a new XP bootable partition?



bmuse21
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Bought a new HD for my laptop. Put it in an external case and formatted the
new drive (it's assigned letter G:). I restored my factory XP Home PQI image
to the new HD, so the G: partition now has XP Home as it shipped from the
factory.

I want to put this HD in my laptop, to replace my current smaller drive and
basically "start over" with Windows. But when I try to boot the laptop with
the new HD installed, I get "No operating system found."

How do I make this partition bootable (while it's in the external case as
G:), so that when I put it into the laptop and it's the only drive, it will
be seen as C: and the computer will boot?

Thanks for any help!

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
You can't. Booting from your Windows XP CD you will have to perform a repair
install of the operating system.

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"bmuse21" <bmuse21@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Bought a new HD for my laptop. Put it in an external case and formatted
> the
> new drive (it's assigned letter G:). I restored my factory XP Home PQI
> image
> to the new HD, so the G: partition now has XP Home as it shipped from the
> factory.
>
> I want to put this HD in my laptop, to replace my current smaller drive
> and
> basically "start over" with Windows. But when I try to boot the laptop
> with
> the new HD installed, I get "No operating system found."
>
> How do I make this partition bootable (while it's in the external case as
> G:), so that when I put it into the laptop and it's the only drive, it
> will
> be seen as C: and the computer will boot?
>
> Thanks for any help!

bmuse21
07-10-2005, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately, my laptop didn't come with a Windows CD. Only the much-hated
"disk image" of the original factory settings, in PQI format (DriveImage or
Ghost, I have Ghost 9)..

I contacted the manufacturer (Fujitsu) -- their solution was for me to
purchase a new HD from them, at a very high price, with the image already in
place. (!!)

That can't be the only way to get a bigger hard drive here?? My purchase of
the laptop INCLUDED a license of Windows, and I have the right to reinstall
it on a new hard drive. So now I have the new HD with an exact image of the
WinXP Home setup that the laptop shipped with, I just need to make it work in
the PC.

Thanks again for any help..!


Make a new XP bootable partition?