Help make a new HDD bootable

Posted: 03-22-2005, 05:08 AM
Folks,

I need some assistance in getting my new hard drive to be bootable in
XP. Here is the background.

I have a Sony desktop (PCVRX572 purchased in Thanksgiving 2001) that
came with a 60Gb hard drive and XP Home. Over the past few years, I
have accumulated programs and data leading to a close to full drive. I
purchased a new Seagate 200Gb HDD with the intent of replacing the
original.

Installed the new HDD as a slave via an add-on controller card (Promise
UTA100TX2 ) that came bundled with another drive (Western Digital 160Gb
HDD). After a bunch of system updates (BIOS, ATAPI.SYS, etc), the
system recognizes the full capacity of 200 Gb in XP as well as during
the boot sequence. I then installed XP Pro onto the new HDD (atleast
that is what I thought). Did not think much when the system showed a
dual boot option (XP Home and XP Pro) after the installation was
complete. Spent the last few days, installing other applns including
Office 2003, IM, Spyware, AV, etc....

Here is the problem - when I disconnected the original (master drive)
and configured the new drive to be the master, I could not get the
system up. Error of 'NOT A SYSTEM DISK'. Reverted back to the original
config of master and slave. Brought the system up and noticed that
there were no boot files on the new HDD! All boot files were on the
original disk.

Short of having to re-do all of the work, can some one please share a
fix to make the new HDD a boot drive?

NO, I do not want to clone the original drive to the new drive. I have
GHOST 2003 but do not want all the Sony junk and other junk from the
old drive.

Your suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Cheers
Subbarayudu
(x-posted into ms.public.winxp.(hardware); (setup_deployment);
(help_and_support))

Help make a new HDD bootable


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Pegasus \(MVP\)
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Re: Help make a new HDD bootable
Posted: 03-22-2005, 07:49 AM
Answered in hardware. Please do not multipost - it's wasting everybody's
time.


<sdarisi@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1111468098.465536.75310@o13g2000cwo.googlegro ups.com...
> Folks,
>
> I need some assistance in getting my new hard drive to be bootable in
> XP. Here is the background.
>
> I have a Sony desktop (PCVRX572 purchased in Thanksgiving 2001) that
> came with a 60Gb hard drive and XP Home. Over the past few years, I
> have accumulated programs and data leading to a close to full drive. I
> purchased a new Seagate 200Gb HDD with the intent of replacing the
> original.
>
> Installed the new HDD as a slave via an add-on controller card (Promise
> UTA100TX2 ) that came bundled with another drive (Western Digital 160Gb
> HDD). After a bunch of system updates (BIOS, ATAPI.SYS, etc), the
> system recognizes the full capacity of 200 Gb in XP as well as during
> the boot sequence. I then installed XP Pro onto the new HDD (atleast
> that is what I thought). Did not think much when the system showed a
> dual boot option (XP Home and XP Pro) after the installation was
> complete. Spent the last few days, installing other applns including
> Office 2003, IM, Spyware, AV, etc....
>
> Here is the problem - when I disconnected the original (master drive)
> and configured the new drive to be the master, I could not get the
> system up. Error of 'NOT A SYSTEM DISK'. Reverted back to the original
> config of master and slave. Brought the system up and noticed that
> there were no boot files on the new HDD! All boot files were on the
> original disk.
>
> Short of having to re-do all of the work, can some one please share a
> fix to make the new HDD a boot drive?
>
> NO, I do not want to clone the original drive to the new drive. I have
> GHOST 2003 but do not want all the Sony junk and other junk from the
> old drive.
>
> Your suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Cheers
> Subbarayudu
> (x-posted into ms.public.winxp.(hardware); (setup_deployment);
> (help_and_support))
>

Michael Stevens
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Re: Help make a new HDD bootable
Posted: 03-22-2005, 08:08 AM
In news:1111468098.465536.75310@o13g2000cwo.googlegro ups.com,
sdarisi@hotmail.com <sdarisi@hotmail.com> respectfully replied ;-)
> Folks,
>
> I need some assistance in getting my new hard drive to be bootable in
> XP. Here is the background.
>
> I have a Sony desktop (PCVRX572 purchased in Thanksgiving 2001) that
> came with a 60Gb hard drive and XP Home. Over the past few years, I
> have accumulated programs and data leading to a close to full drive. I
> purchased a new Seagate 200Gb HDD with the intent of replacing the
> original.
>
> Installed the new HDD as a slave via an add-on controller card
> (Promise UTA100TX2 ) that came bundled with another drive (Western
> Digital 160Gb HDD). After a bunch of system updates (BIOS, ATAPI.SYS,
> etc), the system recognizes the full capacity of 200 Gb in XP as well
> as during the boot sequence. I then installed XP Pro onto the new HDD
> (atleast that is what I thought). Did not think much when the system
> showed a dual boot option (XP Home and XP Pro) after the installation
> was complete. Spent the last few days, installing other applns
> including Office 2003, IM, Spyware, AV, etc....
>
> Here is the problem - when I disconnected the original (master drive)
> and configured the new drive to be the master, I could not get the
> system up. Error of 'NOT A SYSTEM DISK'. Reverted back to the original
> config of master and slave. Brought the system up and noticed that
> there were no boot files on the new HDD! All boot files were on the
> original disk.
>
> Short of having to re-do all of the work, can some one please share a
> fix to make the new HDD a boot drive?
>
> NO, I do not want to clone the original drive to the new drive. I have
> GHOST 2003 but do not want all the Sony junk and other junk from the
> old drive.
>
> Your suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thanks.
>
> Cheers
> Subbarayudu
> (x-posted into ms.public.winxp.(hardware); (setup_deployment);
> (help_and_support))
Answered in general. Do a cross-post instead of multipost.

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