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  #323766 27-Apr-2010 16:53
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if you plug in the new drive, with the old drive unplugged. Format it, install xp etc. Once it is all installed and working, turn pc off, plug in old drive. It will then be in my computer under d:\.
Just make sure your hard drive priority in the bios is pointing to the new drive



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  #323772 27-Apr-2010 17:09
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Well now I'm completely stumped. Disconnected older drive. Connected new drive.

Tried booting windows on that. Same problem. I don't understand enough about secondary Windows installs and their relationship to the original install to understand if each install is completely independent of the other, or whether all subsequent OS installs relate back to the original in some way.

Very frustrated at this point. Seriously tempted to install a fresh install of windows on the new drive. I'll disconnect the old drive. Connect the new one. Run Windows CD. Follow instructions to wipe/format drive, and install a fresh copy of XP Home.

But only if someone else can't help with this.

Basic problem is,.........

Had a working operating system, up until I installed the second copy of XP Home on the new and separate hard drive. On system restart, left with DMI Pool Data sitting there doing nothing.

If I do a rebuild or recovery, does verifying DMI Pool Data take a long time to update the first time, or is it instant? Am I acting too hastily when this message appears?

The cursor just sits blinking at me..................................!!!

 
 
 
 


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  #323774 27-Apr-2010 17:12
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Ok now you have that drive by itself, you need to do the fixboot & fixmbr  again as that drive doesnt have it stored on it. At the moment, your old drive has all the boot information on it, and marely points to the second drive. So run those and see how you go..
Im off to the gym now, so hopefully someone else may come to your aid :) 



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  #323775 27-Apr-2010 17:13
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Ok I'll do that Garvani. But it'll have to be tomorrow morning now. My friend has to go out this evening, so I'm having to leave now.

Look forward to your help tomorrow, and many thanks thus far. Much appreciated.



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  #324204 28-Apr-2010 14:11
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Update 1.

Tried fixing BIOS, no go.

Formatted new drive only and installed fresh Windows XP. All good. Window starts everytime.

Now running the painful gauntlet of installing drivers, antivirus, office, and then all Windows XP Home updates required, before attempting to transfer existing programs settings and files from old drive.

Many thanks to Garvani.

Somehow the second install of XP corrupted the first. Couldn't ge to the bottom of it. Wasted too much time.

Lesson learnt.

Cheers fr now



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  #324340 28-Apr-2010 17:47
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Update 2.

All software installed and updated starting with XP Home, Office, then updated Antivirus, followed by all XP and Office updates to current SP3.

Second older drive reinstalled, no issues, network connections reinstated.

All A OK.

Wasted day though. As I said before, very very frustrating. But done.

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  #326025 3-May-2010 14:05
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Good to see it's all done, at least you have a nice clean install.

What probably happened is that the Boot.ini file on the old HDD got stuffed up. Going into the recovery console and using the BOOTCFG /REBUILD command may have sorted it.

 
 
 
 


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  #330475 15-May-2010 18:55
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Maybe try & reinstall windows again, or if windows is on the new drive remove the old one n try that or sumthing,

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