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Copied HDD and now xp logoff loop !

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Hi guys,

I have a weird problem almost making me cry now :) .

I upgraded my laptop's hard disk from Western Digital SATA 60 GB to Seagate 120 GB (i'll clear later why i mention makes here).

Now because i wanted everything just the same way as it was on the current 60 GB Hard disk, i copied it completely to a new one but the [bleep] thing wont work :) . Norton Ghost drive Image etc. nothing seems to be giving what i want !

Being desperate to save all my existing programs the way they are without hassle of reinstall etc., i tried something weird to make things work which logically should work.

I took 120 GB and installed a fresh XP Install, now i copied the data (windows folder,programs files, documents & settings) from 60 GB to my regular PC using USB

Then i took this 120 GB off Laptop and connected it to my PC .

Next i delete the 3 freshly created folders and 120 GB (windows folder,programs files, documents & settings) with the ones i had copied from 60 GB

Now when i connected my 120 GB hard disk, it boots up and comes to the logon prompt.

Now when i enter my password, it starts loading user settings and then next it logs off :) .

I've read several forums by now and im unable to find any [bleep] solution to this unless some Angel steps in now to help me !!!!

Anyone with any ideas how to solve this issue out ???
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Installing XP on the second drive was a good idea. Deleting system files and replacing them with old drive's files is where your system had problems. You are going to have to reinstall your programs, one at a time. You can copy data files without a problem, but you must go through program installs in order to associate the right paths everywhere.
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