I just purchased a Scorpio Black 500GB (WD5000BEKT) in hopes to replace my current Seagate HDD in my Sony Vaio SZ120 running XP.
The existing Seagate HDD is sounding funny and I suspect it’s going to malfunction sooner or later, but it is in perfect working condition still.
I used the Acronis WD Edition that I downloaded from WD Support and Cloned my C: onto the new WD5000BEKT in a USB Enclosure. The task carried out without any problem and it seems all the files have been cloned without a hitch.
To test out the validity of the Clone, I Enabled USB HDD boot in my BIOS and made sure it’s in priority for booting upon Startup.
When it started to boot, I would get as far as the Windows XP logo coming on the screen and the loading bar progressing but then all of a sudden a VERY QUICK flash of a ‘Blue Screen’ would come up (milli-seconds) and the system restarts and will eventually get back into ‘Windows did not start up properly…’ Screen.
If I choose to ‘Start Windows Normally’ or ‘Start in Safe Mode’ the same cycle will occur with a very quick glimpse of the ‘Blue Screen’ and restarts.
Any idea why this may be happening? Ultimately, if the WD5000BEKT with the Clone booted properly without a hitch I would swap it in to internal and replace my Seagate HDD.
Thanks for the help!