don_1953, Jan 8, 2010 #3 Elvandil Joined: Aug 1, 2003 Messages: 51,988 Is there just one partition on that drive? I wonder this of course since I may have to restore it to the smaller 120GB disk and all 3 partitions would not fit. I just purchased a topof line 8GB laptop and some esata boxes, removed my huge data drives (1 and 2 TB) from the Sony and put them in the esata to Here's what worked for me.... http://lostsyntax.net/error-loading/xp-error-loading-operating-system.html
They must have removed the article. Top Login to post comments Sun, 2010-11-28 20:00 #18 Colin B Offline Acronis MVP Volunteer Joined: 2009-08-15 Posts: 9240 I can answer #2. I have tried fixmbr and fixboot in Windows Recovery console without success. A partition has to be active to be bootable.
To set a partition to active and reinitialize the MBR, you can either use FDISK, or you can use the following GDISK commands GDISK 1 /act /p:1 Sets the first partition You need to select the partition, and then type the commands to activate the partition. First I power off after the cloning and remove the old drive (actually I swapped the old drive's data cable to the new drive and left dta and pwr disconnected on I bought a new 250 gig Seagate HD to put into my Asus A8N SLI deluxe.
When I go to B/U or clone my laptop drive, I will heed your advice here. So the restore function restores evrything right down to the partitions and leaves the rest alone. My previous efforts had been attaching both my old laptop drive and my new laptop drive to another computer and attempting to copy the partitions and or drive directly to the Error Loading Operating System Windows 10 Grover's New Revised Guides 4. 2014 Cleanup 2015 Cleanup 5.Attachments/How7.TI 2015 FAQ. 2.
Grover's New Revised Guides 4. 2014 Cleanup 2015 Cleanup 5.Attachments/How7.TI 2015 FAQ. 2. Failed To Load Operating System I installed Windows XP Pro. I will be happy to know any advice before trying again. No, create an account now.
If I wind up having to reformat and reinstall windows on the computer where I'm getting the "error loading operating system" it wouldn't be the end of the world. There may be a BIOS update available for the computer if this is the problem. Are you resizing only the Windows partition? At the new prompt, you type: select disk 0
What software are you using to create these cloned drives/partitions? this contact form In the cloning process I have choose "equilibrating option" to made 2 new partitions in new Seagate. I would suggest beofre you go any further to: 1. There will be nothing there about drives or anything. Error Loading Operating System Windows Xp
Also Maxtor is NTFS. - Maxtor has 2 partitions. The new drive is not new new. Login now. have a peek here There is no way to specify a specific HD, for instance.
Not wanting to take any chances with the two drives that are booting normally, and thinking it could be a drive problem, I purchased a new Seagate drive. Each time I removed the previous results by deleting the partitions and beginning with a completely unallocated drive. I tried doing this using both my original True Image program and the one that came with the new drive.
So last time I booted I had only the 120WD and floppy (or CD). Grover, (Colin) can u guys tell me what is the big deal that goes on at that first boot after the clone? Basically, at the handshake when the BIOS hands over control to the OS, I virtually immediately receive the error. This drive comes with it's own Acronis True Image program.
It was the worse HD of the whole universe!. Do I have this right? Fuzzylogik Jan 30, 2006 #1 Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837 +6 Does the BIOS actually try to boot from the drive? Check This Out Xian, Jan 17, 2006 #7 dohati Member Joined: Jan 25, 2005 Messages: 23 Likes Received: 0 Trophy Points: 11 i used fdisk to set partition 1 on the SATA drive as
Thanks be to the internet forums & all such as you! The next selection(differnt option) or 2nd step in the bios is to select the actual hard drive (by actual model number) which is to be used as the boot device. Sign up for a new account or log in here: Forgot your password? I would just start over, format and reinstall.
Using 2014 6.Help 2016 2015 2014 2013 8.Stop Scan for Backups 8A.ATIH Video's 3.Create new disks-Guides.9.Register/Downloads 10.Mustang's New Guides11.Les Seiler's Backup VideoTop Login to post comments Sun, 2010-11-28 06:23 I do have an XP CD arond here somewhere, but have not done those commands. Although now I prefer forget experiments! And I disabled my DVD-ROM.
TI2016:5518 Acronis Backup Advanced:43994, DD12:3223, vmProtect 7.0:5173, SnapDeploy 4 On a clear disk you can seek foreverTop Login to post comments Sun, 2010-11-28 20:20 #19 GroverH Offline Legend Joined: 2009-08-15 For more info, refer to http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B314058&x=7&y=14" Steven. After I hooked it up. THe 120 was the boot drive and no jumpers on it.
did that and got some options, picked "Make Sil3114 SATA/RAID 32bit Driver Disk" on a floppy. Hopefully, you got some tools out of this that may prove useful sometime. So - is the pooch totally screwed in the case above? Have your XP installation CD to hand.