2006-12-23 03:18:34 UTC
replace it. So I cloned the boot partition from the old HD to the new
one with drvimagerxp. I then removed the old HD from the system.
However the new HD will not boot. I've tried the following:
1) "fixboot" in XP recovery console
2) "fixmbr" in XP recovery console
3) replaced "ntldr" and "ntdetect.com" with ones from XP SP2 CD
If I use a XP boot floppy or CD with ntldr and ntdetect.com on them,
and boot.ini pointing to the correct partition, I can boot into the new
HD and all is well. However if I try to boot into the new HD directly,
it hangs before the boot menu comes up.
I found the following MS KB article:
"If you can start the computer from the boot disk without receiving an
error message, the damage is limited to the master boot record, the
boot sector, or the NTLDR file."
However, I've repaired the MBR, the boot sector, and NTLDR. What could