help, please... I have installed a new hard drive in an old computer running xp. I've cloned the old hard drive onto the new hard drive and switched the BIOS so that it boots from the new drive. My question is: do I need to switch the letters for the drives (the old drive is partitioned into C &D and the new one is F&G), and if so how do I do it?. Should I disconnect the old drive, or should I switch the wiring on them? If I remove the old drive will the sytem automatically make the remaining drive into C&D Sorry if these are stupid questions, but I am venturing into unknown territory and any help appreciated.
Remove the original HDD which you cloned. You do not have a boot manager hence Windows will assume a different letter to the cloned HDD. Once the original drive is removed and the cloned one connected to the motherboard, to where the original one was, then you should have no problems booting up.
I've disconnected the old drive and the new drive is now the C drive and boots up fine (faster than the old one). I'll reconnect the old drive and probably reformat it.
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