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Cloned HD works, but it doesn't. . .

by Coryphaeus / April 8, 2006 9:46 AM PDT

Wife's PC, built by me. AMD 2 GHz, 512 K RAM, 20 Gig HD, XP SP-1, upgraded to SP-2. Working perfectly. Because of her iPod 60 Gig she was running out of space. I had a Maxtor 80 Gig HD in a box. I attached it as slave, ran the MaxBlast clone program. Cloned. Set it as master, booted, perfect boot, XP didn't even want to activate. Nice. Surf, email, looks good behind my cable connection router. Share files, move them between my PC and hers, sharing and internet works as before.

But a few oddities.

While testing the system, System Restore won't work. I get the ''Error, please send an error report, blah, blah, etc.''

While testing Help, it doesn't know that it has an Internet connection.

Something has been lost.

I ran sfc /scannow from a DOS prompt and it asked for the XP CD, as normal, and it fixed a few files. Rebooted and the same problems as above.

I DO NOT want to do a full format and install because the XP CD is SP-1. Even with my 6 Mb/s cable connection it'll take forever to get all the updates not counting installing all the software.

Any thoughts?

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by annemariegrrr / April 8, 2006 11:23 AM PDT

Probably when u did the cloning some of the data got lost. It might have been some hidden files. I never used that software so i don't know if it does hidden files or not.


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It did. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 8, 2006 9:15 PM PDT
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move all the files or XP wouln't have loaded and run. Or at least the ones needed to run XP. But something got undone.

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All I can offer
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 9:23 PM PDT
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The only thing I can
by retired / April 8, 2006 10:09 PM PDT
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come up with is a repair install.

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Thanks. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 9, 2006 6:15 AM PDT
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Done. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 9, 2006 7:30 AM PDT
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Booted from the CD, clicked Repair. System normal now, it took it back to SP-1. At least I didn't have to do a format, all other programs are working fine. Except for Word 2000, it's flaky but I can reinstall it.

Sitting back with a cold beer watching the Masters on my 27" HD LCD getting all the updates and ready for SP2.

Thanks for the guidance.

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Make an SP2 CD
by Merl Priester / April 9, 2006 9:56 AM PDT
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Oh yeah. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 9, 2006 11:23 AM PDT
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Had already done that.

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