First time posting anywhere really, but I have checked the forums here and in a ton of other places over the last few days to make sure that I’m not duplicating posts. If I am, my apologies - and I would appreciate being directed towards them.
I am currently trying to clone my winXP system drive (Maxtor 125(?)GB, IDE) to a brand new WD SATA 1TB drive. My motherboard is: Asus A8N-E with an AMD Atholon 64 processor. I have been using Ghost 2003 which goes well until I try to start my computer with the cloned drive and I get the message “Missing Operating System”. I assumed that the problem was the drive lettering but I used the ‘Ultimate Boot Disk’ and changed the drive letter to C and still nothing.
I’ve now started to look into the WD Acronis cloning software which I’m hoping will work, but I’m starting to loose hope. I assumed that cloning a system drive MUST be something that is common, but the more I search the more I see posts that say “just reinstall”. I would really rather not as I have a ton of programs on there that I would rather not reinstall (truth being that I’m probably spending just as much time trying to figure this out as that would have taken).
My dad has always done these things for me, but I’m trying to handle it myself for the first time since he is out of the country and I’m really starting to appreciate him right now… and let me know if you need any more information.
Thanks for even reading this.