I may be way out of line on this, but I think it is possible to copy all the files off a disk, including XP and then make a repair install (of XP) by booting from the XP CD.
NO WAY are you out of line. You are doing as I asked.
I agree. I have done it. This 80 HD
in here is a COPY of a 40. But I did not boot directly to the HD
the first time. I used a floppy boot and did a 98SE ( SAME OS AS EXISTING ) reinstall from the D:\Options folder on the HD
. It now has XP Pro on it and NEVER a problem.
other than the Idiot USER on occasion
But I DID NOT COPY Files. I copied the HARD DRIVE. Is there possibley a difference in procedure. Or are we miss-understanding.
I also used the WD software that came packed with the HD
. (I had received a SMART warning of imminent failure.)
The above message concerns me a bit though.
You did set the new HD to Cable Select or Master?
Another VERY good question. If I remember correctly it needed to be Master - Slave setup.