I have successfully cloned my primary c partition of a dual boot system with XP Pro on the 1st primary partition c: and XP Pro on the 2nd primary partition as d: I can boot into my XP on the c: drive with no problem, but when I attempt to boot into my XP on the D drive it hangs on the blue screen right before booting into the user profiles. And believe it or not it continuously loops making the windows startup sound and the shutdown sound. It does the same in safe mode.
I will try to explain the process on what I did so it can help you experts figure out this dilemma that I'm having.
My old drive an IDE 100GB IBM primary drive was partitioned into 3 parts:
c: 30GB FAT32 primary
d: 30GB FAT32 "
e: 30gb FAT32 "
All ran great in XP's on c: ,D: and :e except that i was running out of room in all the partitions and the drive is getting very old , I think (5yrs).
I used XXClone Pro v.0.58.0 to clone my old c: and d: partitions to a WD IDE 160GB. I tried many other cloning proggys like Acronis True Image, Drive Clone, Paragon Drive Copy, Drive Image 2002, HDClone 3.1 Pro but they all either changed my new drive NTFS file system to FAT32 or made exact same size copies. I formatted and partitioned my new drive as follows:
New Drive - 160GB WD IDE
c: 75GB NTFS primary "set as active"
d: 75GB NTFS primary
I don't care about old e: partition.
After cloning c: and d: from my old drive I unplugged the old drive from the primary master ribbon and plugged in the new drive. booted in to XP Pro on c: drive. Went into Disk Mangmt and noticed that there was no D: drive.The D: drive stayed as the f: drive from when I was cloning my old D: to the NEW WD F: drive which is suppose to be the d: drive now. So, i assigned it d:
Than went into the boot.INI file and added the the Dual boot lines because it appeared that it didn't copy the boot.ini file from my old IBM c: drive. So I changed the old boot.ini to the new one, here are the examples.
old Boot.ini file
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XXCLO NE: (Cloned Volume) [d:0,p:1] \WINDOWS" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
New Boot.ini file
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="MS Windows XP Pro Gaming System" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(2)\WINDOWS="MS Windows XP Pro NTFS on SATA" /fastdetect
Tried to boot into d: drive with no luck. Hangs on blue screen while playing continuous windows startup and shutdown sounds.
Thnx for your help and time, Rezzen