XP is rather a dunce about drive connections. You can't restore an image and then boot it if it's on another connection than the original.
Just a reminder from me and not to repeat all those prior discussions.
Dell Dimension 4700. Running Windows XP with SP3, H/edition. Existing hard drive Maxtor sata 160 GB. New hard drive Hitachi sata 1TB.
I have installed a back up copy of C. drive from my external hard drive using DriveImage XML (private edition) version 2.02. to the new larger hard drive which I made F. drive.
As this is meant to be a full copy of C. drive I assumed (obviously wrongly now) I would only have to remove the original C. drive and fit the F. drive in it's place.
As this didn't work am I missing something. Do I need to change the F. drive letter to C for it to work, or am I miles off?
I did change the BIOS settings to allow both hard drives to be recognised, and back again when I was only trying to use the new hard drive.
Any help and or advice would be very much appreciated!