I have cloned my old hard drive to a new hard drive using Acronis, checked in My Computer and Drive Manager successful copy, removed the old HDD and replaced with new HDD, checked jumper and bios showing new HDD as master. However, does not boot up, just get flashing cursor. Using XP os. Any ideas how to sort plse?
I have re-cloned the new disk and I am assuming its an exact copy of my old HDD and all the files, os have been copied. However, I am not sure if this is sufficient or do I still need to copy all the files over using Disc Image?? Confused!
Yes done this. Think I am getting somewhere. The old HDD is failing fast only rated 23% healthy and keeps crashing every half hour approx so think Acronis could not have cloned properly. Unless you have to clone and then run disk image as well, find it all a bit confusing but second time round will probably be a peace of cake. Have created a full disk image transfer using Acronis which stalled 3 times with read errors, managed to proceed by ignoring errors and thankfully program ran to full 100% transfer without crashing, less 3 bad sectors. Don't know if its missing data in bad sectors causing crash on old HDD. Hopefully, tomorrow will run new HDD as master and might work! Will advise. Otherwise it looks like installing XP from scratch on new HDD and having to find drivers, SP3, documents etc which will take forever!