PLease help with sataII hdd drive install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by joe, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. joe

    joe Guest

    Hi all,

    Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my original
    wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.

    However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original wd
    250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    running the os even though all files appear to be installed.

    When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    instead.

    When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set manually
    on the hdd.

    Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which boots.

    p.s

    i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd as
    the primary active partition.

    I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os on
    that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.

    Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.
    joe, Sep 30, 2009
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  2. joe

    nomore Guest

    If a bootable hard drive is not perfectly cloned it will not boot, usually
    because the boot sector was not properly created.
    Reread the Ghost instructions as it should be able to perform the task.
    Clonezilla is a very good freeware program for this purpose: in fact I just
    cloned an old notebook drive to a new one without a hitch. I am using that
    hard drive for my main business laptop.
    In general, although your new hard drive is larger than the old, you should
    let the cloning software clone to a partition identical in size to the old
    hard drive. There will be less problems.
    If that boots then you can resize the partitions using the limited tools
    built into Vista or use a third part program to change partition sizes.
    nomore, Sep 30, 2009
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  3. joe

    andy Guest

    Try using the bootrec command.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

    On Wed, 30 Sep 2009 04:06:01 -0700, joe
    <> wrote:

    >
    >
    >Hi all,
    >
    >Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my original
    >wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    >stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    >image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
    >
    >However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original wd
    >250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    >running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
    >
    >When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    >samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    >physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    >instead.
    >
    > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    >also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set manually
    >on the hdd.
    >
    >Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which boots.
    >
    >p.s
    >
    >i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    >also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd as
    >the primary active partition.
    >
    >I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os on
    >that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
    >
    >Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.
    andy, Sep 30, 2009
    #3
  4. joe

    David Vair Guest

    Redo the Ghost to the 1 TB drive. When the ghost is complete, disconnect the
    250 drive so that only the 1 TB drive is connected to the PC. Then boot up
    into Windows and it should be fine. What's messing things up is having the
    original still connected after the ghost. I have done this many time when
    upgrading drives and using Ghost. Has always worked for me. After it boots
    the first time you can then power down and recconect the 250 and use that
    for extra storage space.
    --
    David Vair
    CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+


    "joe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my
    > original
    > wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    > stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    > image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
    >
    > However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original
    > wd
    > 250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    > running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
    >
    > When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    > samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    > physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    > instead.
    >
    > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    > also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set
    > manually
    > on the hdd.
    >
    > Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which
    > boots.
    >
    > p.s
    >
    > i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    > also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd
    > as
    > the primary active partition.
    >
    > I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os
    > on
    > that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
    >
    > Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.
    David Vair, Sep 30, 2009
    #4
  5. joe

    joe Guest

    Just an update on my situation here, i have not had a chance to try your
    suggestions however i went out earlier i wiped the cloned and installed a
    fresh copy of vista on it, when i come back just now (8 hours later) i have
    been confronted with a screen saying vista did not start successfully or
    words to that effect, however there bizzarly i used the option to load the
    last know good configuration (whatever that was as this was a fresh install)
    and it has actually loaded now.

    So i will try to do a new clone now with what you guys suggsted with. ill
    get back to you all,

    thanks for the help so far guys.

    "David Vair" wrote:

    > Redo the Ghost to the 1 TB drive. When the ghost is complete, disconnect the
    > 250 drive so that only the 1 TB drive is connected to the PC. Then boot up
    > into Windows and it should be fine. What's messing things up is having the
    > original still connected after the ghost. I have done this many time when
    > upgrading drives and using Ghost. Has always worked for me. After it boots
    > the first time you can then power down and recconect the 250 and use that
    > for extra storage space.
    > --
    > David Vair
    > CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
    >
    >
    > "joe" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my
    > > original
    > > wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    > > stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    > > image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
    > >
    > > However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original
    > > wd
    > > 250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    > > running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
    > >
    > > When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    > > samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    > > physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    > > instead.
    > >
    > > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    > > also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set
    > > manually
    > > on the hdd.
    > >
    > > Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which
    > > boots.
    > >
    > > p.s
    > >
    > > i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    > > also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd
    > > as
    > > the primary active partition.
    > >
    > > I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os
    > > on
    > > that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
    > >
    > > Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.

    >
    >
    joe, Sep 30, 2009
    #5
  6. joe

    joe Guest

    Sorry i believe i know what happed earlier, when i reinstalled vista it didnt
    wipe the drive first as i believed it would so it just copied a new instance
    of vista over the cloned one so once install had restarted it must have tried
    to boot the old cloned one. at least i know it boots now, going to try
    reclonning now then use the boot option i was given earlier, think it was
    just a boot issue.

    "David Vair" wrote:

    > Redo the Ghost to the 1 TB drive. When the ghost is complete, disconnect the
    > 250 drive so that only the 1 TB drive is connected to the PC. Then boot up
    > into Windows and it should be fine. What's messing things up is having the
    > original still connected after the ghost. I have done this many time when
    > upgrading drives and using Ghost. Has always worked for me. After it boots
    > the first time you can then power down and recconect the 250 and use that
    > for extra storage space.
    > --
    > David Vair
    > CNE, CNA, MCP, A+, N+
    >
    >
    > "joe" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > >
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my
    > > original
    > > wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    > > stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    > > image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
    > >
    > > However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original
    > > wd
    > > 250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    > > running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
    > >
    > > When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    > > samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    > > physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    > > instead.
    > >
    > > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    > > also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set
    > > manually
    > > on the hdd.
    > >
    > > Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which
    > > boots.
    > >
    > > p.s
    > >
    > > i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    > > also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd
    > > as
    > > the primary active partition.
    > >
    > > I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os
    > > on
    > > that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
    > >
    > > Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.

    >
    >
    joe, Sep 30, 2009
    #6
  7. joe

    joe Guest

    It was the boot files, i recloned and put in the boot filesand it runs fine
    now, thank you very much indeed, all of you :D

    "joe" wrote:

    >
    >
    > Hi all,
    >
    > Just brought a 1tb hdd samsung for my dell inspiron. I replaced my original
    > wd 250gb hdd port space with this one (on serial 0) in my inspiron 530 and
    > stuck the original 250gb hdd on another spare port.(serial 4) I ghosted an
    > image of the original hdd onto the samsung using norton ghost 14.
    >
    > However when i boot the pc back up the primary hdd is always the original wd
    > 250gb hdd and the samsung is allocated another drive letter and is not
    > running the os even though all files appear to be installed.
    >
    > When i disconnected the original hdd wd 250gb and just try to boot the new
    > samsung 1tb it wont boot and says the disk is not bootable when i try to
    > physically boot it. Which i guess is why the other disk normally boots up
    > instead.
    >
    > When i ghosted the hdd i selected it to be an active boot disk. There were
    > also no jump/switches on the new hdd so there was nothing i can set manually
    > on the hdd.
    >
    > Can anyone help. I just want the 1tb disk to be my primary drive which boots.
    >
    > p.s
    >
    > i tried Hard Drive Diagnostics in the boot options but this doesnt load. I
    > also went to disk management in vista and it does list my samsung 1tb hdd as
    > the primary active partition.
    >
    > I run the vista recover cd and that detects no problem with the vista os on
    > that drive yet it simply doesn't boot.
    >
    > Its very frustrating, any help is greatly appreciated.
    joe, Oct 1, 2009
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