Re your question - I checked that off when I copied the C: drive. I did not do that for the D: drive. I did this thinking that C: should be the only Active. If I copy both C: and D:, do I need to check that off for both?
So to make sure I understand your directions - I'll reformat to start clean, and then only Copy the C: drive (?), with your instructions re: the check off boxes. I'll not partition HD ahead of time, i.e, only one large partition. Do I copy only C:?
FYI ( but you probaby already know) - With Norton Ghost 9.0 you can only Copy one partition at a time, thus to Copy both C: and D: on old HD you have to have 2 partitions ready on new HD. I know you stated don't partition, but if I have to copy both, I'll need to create two partitions before Copying agan. So that's the reason for question about Copying only C: , or do I need to do both C: and D:?
Question - does D: (FAT32) have to be copied for PC to boot? Will PC boot using only copy of C: (NTFS) drive?
I followed link on related subject at bottom of this page called "New hard Drive will not boot my PC". In it a Moderator by name of Murray S. on 06/30/2005 replied (#27) with the following:Below is an exerp from the following url.. http://ghost.radified.com/ghost_4.htm
"As I understand this issue, Windows XP "knows" which hardware was installed when it is shut down. XP has attached a volume identifier to each volume. When XP is restarted, it redetects the hardware and if the same, all is well.
When a disk is cloned, disk-to-disk, there will be two volumes with the same volume identifier. If the computer is restarted with both harddisks (the "source" and the "clone") installed, XP will start from the "source", detect the "clone" as new hardware and change the volume identifier since there can not be two volumes with the same volume identifier.
Nothing will be detected by the user until he/she takes out the "source" and makes the "clone" the boot drive. Now, XP can not boot because of the changed volume identifier.
The solution is simple when Ghost 2003 is used to do the disk-to-disk cloning. You don't let Ghost reset the computer and restart Windows but turn off the computer and remove the "clone" before restarting."
I did not use Norton Ghost 2003 (a DOS app I think; Separate disk did come with the Norton Ghost 9.0), but could this be what is happening to me?
BTW - I won't be able to do the new Copy process until later today, so please hang in there with me with your help. Plus the Copying is taking a long time (approx 10 hrs) since the old drive has slowed down its processing(?). May not be until this evening that I can post results of new copy process.