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move os to a new hdd Useing DriveImage XML to install backup to a new hdd

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    Post icon  Posted 09 May 2009 - 08:25 AM

    Hi, I have been useing the UBCD4Win cd for just over a year now and have found it very useful indeed. In fact I would say it is fantastic. Thanks.
    I am trying to move my OS to a smaller hdd. Because my original backup with DriveImage XML was done from a 400gb hdd, I could not install the DriveImage XML image to an 80gig hdd as it was too big and has to be restored to a hdd of at least the same size. To over come this, I partitioned my c drive (400 gb) so that the os and all installed programmes were on a 60gb partition. I then created a new backup image of the 60gb partition with DriveImage XML. I restarted my pc booting from UBCD4Win and restored my new image to the 80gb hdd. everything seemed to run ok. when it finished I rebooted and tried to boot from the 80gb hdd but nothing happens!!!! :angry:
    I have swaped the sata cables around so that the 80gb hdd is now on sata 1 which has allways been my boot drive but still nothing.

    Am I missing something out?
    Or can I not do this with UBCD4Win?

    Please help

    p.s The reason I am doing this is so that I have another storage drive. 80gb hdd should be plenty big enough for an os and a lot of installed programmes. I like to save everything to a storage drive so that when something goes wrong, I can restore the image file with all programmes installed and everything is back to normal. :cool2:

    Many thanks for any help

    Andy
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      Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:18 PM

      Quoting the DriveImage XML help file...

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      Q. I restored my boot drive, why does it not boot?

      A. To boot from a drive:

      - The boot partition should be located on the first drive (DISK0), which is usually the master drive.
      - The boot partition should be the first partition on the drive.
      - The boot partition must be a "primary" partition.
      - The boot partition must be "active".

      If your drive still does not boot you can try to set a new "Disk ID". Windows remembers old drive letter assignments which can cause problems when trying to boot from a cloned drive. You can force the removal of old drive letter assignments by setting a new Disk ID. Click Tools->Set new Disk ID and read the instructions.


      So in short... if all else fails, RTFM ( read the f***ing manual )
      Plan A is always more effective when the device you are working on understands that Plan B involves either a large hammer or screwdriver....
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        Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:13 PM

        :cool2:Thanks rdsok. Everything is now working how I wanted it to. :banana:

        hully66
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          Posted 09 May 2009 - 04:24 PM

          View Posthully66, on May 9 2009, 11:13 PM, said:

          :cool2:Thanks rdsok. Everything is now working how I wanted it to. :banana:

          Most times it helps to read the f***ing manual ! :P

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            Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

            View PostJoshua, on May 9 2009, 02:24 PM, said:

            View Posthully66, on May 9 2009, 11:13 PM, said:

            :cool2:Thanks rdsok. Everything is now working how I wanted it to. :banana:

            Most times it helps to read the f***ing manual ! :P

            Joshua


            That is why i Like Acronis TrueImage. I have never had to read the Manual it make it easy on the eyes and mind.
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