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New Hard Drive Will not boot my PC


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I don't have that information. We will be doing it tomorrow again. I will post exactly what is happening. Do you have any suggestions as far as what can be done? Consider that we at one point tried to run new HD as only drive and unplugged the old one. I strongly believe something is happening in BIOS. As if system does not recognise the harddrive as its own, while still seing it.
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try taking the cmos battery out like i said earlier and see if that kicks it...sometimes it does
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Any side effect to that?
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no it just clears your bios
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Clears it?
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well it's physically impossible (short of smashing it) to clear bios... your standard BIOS info is stored on a CMOS chip by hard wiring it in. you can change this and flash it because those changes get stored somewhere else but the basic config is always there
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So it will not affect anythng correct?
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well...hopefully it Will effect your ability to boot on that drive.
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Well I mean if I want to digress to old drive, will I still be able to?
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I am going to log out now. Thank you for your support. I'll ee you posted.
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yeah if you want to just put the old one back it should work
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Howdy:

You may be SOL here as far as your new hdd is concerned ..

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."

Bet you didn't !! :tazz:

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WOW......that friggin sucks
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