Unable to launch Windows on new drive after copying with Drive Ima



Wonder
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
I have installed a new larger hard drive with the intent of using it as my
boot drive. However after partitioning the new drive and copying the
original drive contents to it (both with Maxtor's MaxBlast software and
alternatively with Drive Image 7), the new drive will not launch Windows.
Searching online for solutions have led me to two possibilities, one
involving the use of 'MS Sysprep' prior to copying data to the new drive, and
the other utizing the Repair function from the XP installation CD. The
SYSprep function seems quite involved, so I have not attempted it; I have
tried to run the Repair option from the XP CD, but can't get past the need to
provide the Adminstrator's Password (I don't think I ever set up a password,
but it won't accept a blank one either). Any advise would be appreciated;
I'm beginning to think I should resolve to simply using the new drive for
storage only, rather than risk complications, since the older drive is still
functioning. Thanks.

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Wonder wrote:

> I have installed a new larger hard drive with the intent of using it as my
> boot drive. However after partitioning the new drive and copying the
> original drive contents to it (both with Maxtor's MaxBlast software and
> alternatively with Drive Image 7), the new drive will not launch Windows.
> Searching online for solutions have led me to two possibilities, one
> involving the use of 'MS Sysprep' prior to copying data to the new drive, and
> the other utizing the Repair function from the XP installation CD. The
> SYSprep function seems quite involved, so I have not attempted it; I have
> tried to run the Repair option from the XP CD, but can't get past the need to
> provide the Adminstrator's Password (I don't think I ever set up a password,
> but it won't accept a blank one either). Any advise would be appreciated;
> I'm beginning to think I should resolve to simply using the new drive for
> storage only, rather than risk complications, since the older drive is still
> functioning. Thanks.

Don't press "R" at the setup screen. That invokes the option to repair
the installation with the Recovery Console which in turn asks for the
administrator password. Press "enter" instead to "setup Windows XP
now". That will take you to repair install option. See this link.

http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Wonder
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Rock,

Thanks very much for the info. I'll give this a try ASAP.

"Rock" wrote:

> Wonder wrote:
>
> > I have installed a new larger hard drive with the intent of using it as my
> > boot drive. However after partitioning the new drive and copying the
> > original drive contents to it (both with Maxtor's MaxBlast software and
> > alternatively with Drive Image 7), the new drive will not launch Windows.
> > Searching online for solutions have led me to two possibilities, one
> > involving the use of 'MS Sysprep' prior to copying data to the new drive, and
> > the other utizing the Repair function from the XP installation CD. The
> > SYSprep function seems quite involved, so I have not attempted it; I have
> > tried to run the Repair option from the XP CD, but can't get past the need to
> > provide the Adminstrator's Password (I don't think I ever set up a password,
> > but it won't accept a blank one either). Any advise would be appreciated;
> > I'm beginning to think I should resolve to simply using the new drive for
> > storage only, rather than risk complications, since the older drive is still
> > functioning. Thanks.
>
> Don't press "R" at the setup screen. That invokes the option to repair
> the installation with the Recovery Console which in turn asks for the
> administrator password. Press "enter" instead to "setup Windows XP
> now". That will take you to repair install option. See this link.
>
> http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Wonder wrote:

> Rock,
>
> Thanks very much for the info. I'll give this a try ASAP.
>
> "Rock" wrote:
>
>
>>Wonder wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I have installed a new larger hard drive with the intent of using it as my
>>>boot drive. However after partitioning the new drive and copying the
>>>original drive contents to it (both with Maxtor's MaxBlast software and
>>>alternatively with Drive Image 7), the new drive will not launch Windows.
>>>Searching online for solutions have led me to two possibilities, one
>>>involving the use of 'MS Sysprep' prior to copying data to the new drive, and
>>>the other utizing the Repair function from the XP installation CD. The
>>>SYSprep function seems quite involved, so I have not attempted it; I have
>>>tried to run the Repair option from the XP CD, but can't get past the need to
>>>provide the Adminstrator's Password (I don't think I ever set up a password,
>>>but it won't accept a blank one either). Any advise would be appreciated;
>>>I'm beginning to think I should resolve to simply using the new drive for
>>>storage only, rather than risk complications, since the older drive is still
>>>functioning. Thanks.
>>
>>Don't press "R" at the setup screen. That invokes the option to repair
>>the installation with the Recovery Console which in turn asks for the
>>administrator password. Press "enter" instead to "setup Windows XP
>>now". That will take you to repair install option. See this link.
>>
>>http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
>>
>>--
>>Rock
>>MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>>

You're welcome. Good luck and post back.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Wonder
07-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Unfortunately, I won't get a chance to attempt fix until I return from a trip
next week. Will definitely post results once attempted. As a point of
clarification beforehand regarding the instructions on the link you posted,
is it necessary to include both SP1 and SP2 in the slipstream, or does SP2
include the SP1 fixes? Thanks.

"Rock" wrote:

> Wonder wrote:
>
> > Rock,
> >
> > Thanks very much for the info. I'll give this a try ASAP.
> >
> > "Rock" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Wonder wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I have installed a new larger hard drive with the intent of using it as my
> >>>boot drive. However after partitioning the new drive and copying the
> >>>original drive contents to it (both with Maxtor's MaxBlast software and
> >>>alternatively with Drive Image 7), the new drive will not launch Windows.
> >>>Searching online for solutions have led me to two possibilities, one
> >>>involving the use of 'MS Sysprep' prior to copying data to the new drive, and
> >>>the other utizing the Repair function from the XP installation CD. The
> >>>SYSprep function seems quite involved, so I have not attempted it; I have
> >>>tried to run the Repair option from the XP CD, but can't get past the need to
> >>>provide the Adminstrator's Password (I don't think I ever set up a password,
> >>>but it won't accept a blank one either). Any advise would be appreciated;
> >>>I'm beginning to think I should resolve to simply using the new drive for
> >>>storage only, rather than risk complications, since the older drive is still
> >>>functioning. Thanks.
> >>
> >>Don't press "R" at the setup screen. That invokes the option to repair
> >>the installation with the Recovery Console which in turn asks for the
> >>administrator password. Press "enter" instead to "setup Windows XP
> >>now". That will take you to repair install option. See this link.
> >>
> >>http://michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
> >>
> >>--
> >>Rock
> >>MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
> >>
> >>
>
> You're welcome. Good luck and post back.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Wonder wrote:

> Unfortunately, I won't get a chance to attempt fix until I return from a trip
> next week. Will definitely post results once attempted. As a point of
> clarification beforehand regarding the instructions on the link you posted,
> is it necessary to include both SP1 and SP2 in the slipstream, or does SP2
> include the SP1 fixes? Thanks.

Just SP2 - it's inclusive.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Unable to launch Windows on new drive after copying with Drive Ima