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Adding a Hard Drive in Windows 2000

By Huddee102 ·
I have added a larger hard drive and am unable to make it boot from it I have ghosted all my files and operating system onto the larger hard drive. What else do I need to check into?

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by pierrejamme In reply to Adding a Hard Drive in Wi ...

You may have already done this, but did yo change the jumpers on the new HD to make it a Master?

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by Craig IT Mangaer In reply to Adding a Hard Drive in Wi ...

Since this is a hardware change Ghost will not work quite right without some tweaks. You would be better off using a product such as PowerQuest Drive copy. It will make all the necessary changes for you and will work better for your application.

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by maholtz In reply to Adding a Hard Drive in Wi ...

Make sure you remove the smaller drive and set the jumper on the large drive to master. As soon as you hooked up the larger drive, the boot files jump to that drive and you can no longer boot to the smaller hard drive.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Adding a Hard Drive in Wi ...

use fdisk to make the new drive's partition 'active'

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by rdunn In reply to Adding a Hard Drive in Wi ...

What version of Ghost are you using?

Is this now the only drive in your system? If so, your Ghost process may have had some problems (or you may have done a partition-to-partition copy). I would re-ghost the old drive to the new one, making sure that you are doing a disk-to-disk copy, and that should be it.

You won't have to 'tweak' Ghost to make it work, since all your hardware is the same (you just changed the drive), and FDISK should be unnecessary, as that information is transferred via Ghost (unless you did a partition copy). I would agree with my fellow techs here and make sure that you've changed your master/slave/cs (cable select) jumpers to reflect your hardware setup.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out -
Rob

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