Just an update on my situation here, i have not had a chance to try your
suggestions however i went out earlier i wiped the cloned and installed a
fresh copy of vista on it, when i come back just now (8 hours later) i have
been confronted with a screen saying vista did not start successfully or
words to that effect, however there bizzarly i used the option to load the
last know good configuration (whatever that was as this was a fresh install)
and it has actually loaded now.
So i will try to do a new clone now with what you guys suggsted with. ill
get back to you all,
thanks for the help so far guys.
"David Vair" wrote:
> Redo the Ghost to the 1 TB drive. When the ghost is complete, disconnect the
> 250 drive so that only the 1 TB drive is connected to the PC. Then boot up
> into Windows and it should be fine. What's messing things up is having the
> original still connected after the ghost. I have done this many time when
> upgrading drives and using Ghost. Has always worked for me. After it boots
> the first time you can then power down and recconect the 250 and use that
> for extra storage space.
> David Vair
> CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
> "joe" <joe@newsgroup> wrote in message
> > Hi all,
> > Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my
> > original
> > wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
> > stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
> > image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
> > However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original
> > wd
> > 250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
> > running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
> > When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
> > samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
> > physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
> > instead.
> > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
> > also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set
> > manually
> > on the hdd.
> > Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which
> > boots.
> > p.s
> > i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
> > also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd
> > as
> > the primary active partition.
> > I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os
> > on
> > that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
> > Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.