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  • Clone hard drive doesn't boot on IBM Thinkpad

    I have a IBM R31 thinkpad and the hard drive on it is about to die, so before it becomes really serious I cloned the 30gb hard drive with Ghost 2003 to a new 40gb hard drive. after the hard drive was cloned, the computer with the 40gb hard drive would hang right before the windows will load. I thought it may have been a bad image so I took the 40gb hard drive and tried to boot it on my desktop. Suprised, the desktop computer boots right up with the 40gb hard drive. I don't know why but I had this problem with IBM thinkpads before, cloned drives won't boot on thinkpads. Can anyone please help me with this problem?

  • #2
    What is the operating system?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      THe o/s is windows xp home with sp2

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      • #4
        what software did you use for cloning?
        Good Luck

        Shai

        MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
        HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

        So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
        the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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        • #5
          I used Norton Ghost 2003, I'm thinking it's a partition error, would fixmbr fix it?? I've never used fixmbr before and I don't want to lose the data.

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          • #6
            try using true image server.
            clone the whole drive.
            Good Luck

            Shai

            MCSE 2003+Security;MCSE 2003+Messaging
            HP ASE;HP AIS;HP APS

            So, from me to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember:
            the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good Day!

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            • #7
              Re: Clone hard drive doesn't boot on IBM Thinkpad

              Originally posted by shai tsanani View Post
              try using true image server.
              clone the whole drive.
              TY for the software recommendation! you really saved me alot of headache and trouble. I had the exact same problem as the initial post. I tried to use norton partion magic, but it would not copy the hidden ibm partion. true image server did the job!

              Here was my procedure:

              1.use true image server to clone image to a larger hard drive
              2.use partition magic to move hidden ibm partition to the end of the drive, then reclaim unallocated drive to the visible partition
              3.install larger hard drive into ibm thinkpad t42, power on, and successfull boot into windows xp pro

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