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How to boot backup hard drive?

by kiwie1 / March 1, 2007 4:51 AM PST

I just cloned my hard drive using Norton Ghost. How do I get Windows XP to boot? I set the new hard drive to master. Everytime I get to the logon screen, enter password and then it says "logging off" What am I doing wrong?

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(NT) Try safe mode.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2007 4:57 AM PST
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Has the drive ever been booted as a slave in XP?
by tcantrelln / March 1, 2007 8:29 AM PST

If so, that may be part of the problem. if you can find a 'Never been' hard drive, set it up with some partitioning tool, make it active, then do your clone. Remove original 'Cloned from' hard drive's ribbon and power cable, connect new cloned one and hope for the best.

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