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Traso
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Re: 1TB drive - part deux
05/24/14 01:01 AM



> I am not familiar with Acronis, but I do know that for whatever reason, some cloning
> software does not clone the boot sector, rendering the clone unbootable. You can use
> your Windows install media to rebuild the boot sector, google for a how-to.
>
> AFAIK, depending on what your license agreement says, Windows employs limitations on
> how many times you can change certain components in your PC, until it decides that
> you are trying to install Windows on a new PC. It seems strange that this should
> apply to hard drives but there you go. That might be what you are running into. No
> idea, I've never had this problem myself, feel free to guess why lol
>
> S


I tried Acronis again, and same problem - NTLDR - even after Windows 'fixes' the problem - which is listed in the details as 'incorrect or corrupted partition table', that it says it fixed.

I think the problem is the original drive. I got this PC used with no drives. I stole the 250gb drive from my main arcade rig, which had XP. Also moved over was a 500gb data-dedicated drive, with a partition set aside for system if I needed it.

After a year or two, it started making noise, and so I switched to the 500gb drive exclusively.

Recently when I needed to go to 7, and I didn't want to wipe the XP partition on the 500gb drive, I pulled out the original 250 drive, wiped it, and installed 7. I've found it won't boot by itself - ONLY with the 500gb drive connected. Not any other drive, only that one. Fucking weird.

I might try Clonezilla, though I may have to fresh-install 7 on the 1TB, then migrate settings. Or just do that all from scratch. I've put in enough fuckin time that I could've done it already. Always the case, shit takes forever, which is why I avoid doing a lot of shit until I absolutely fucking have to.

Except cleaning. Cleaning is always easy, and always gets something done.


Edit: Oh, no. Clonezilla is some clusterfuck of non-gui mess. Jesus.

Edit 2: or maybe it's that 'WD' part in Acronis that won't write right to the target Seagate drive. Trying to get DiscWizard......


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* [case closed] 1TB drive - part deux Traso 05/23/14 12:00 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Sune  05/23/14 11:54 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Traso  05/24/14 01:01 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux redk9258  05/24/14 03:37 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux redk9258  05/24/14 03:45 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Traso  05/24/14 08:32 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Kitsune Sniper  05/25/14 03:25 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux redk9258  05/25/14 01:18 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Traso  05/26/14 07:28 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Vas Crabb  05/27/14 12:21 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Traso  05/27/14 02:37 AM
. * Addendum Traso  05/29/14 05:54 AM
. * Re: Addendum URherenow  05/29/14 07:29 AM
. * Re: Addendum Traso  05/29/14 07:19 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Kitsune Sniper  05/24/14 03:32 AM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux Waremonger  05/23/14 10:34 PM
. * Re: 1TB drive - part deux URherenow  05/23/14 03:02 AM

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