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Windows 7: Win 7 / Win XP Dual boot hangs after cloning to SSD

11 Jul 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro x64
Win 7 / Win XP Dual boot hangs after cloning to SSD


I'm looking for some help with an issue I've had since cloning my drive.

I was originally running Windows 7 Pro x64 and Win XP Pro x86 on a WD 150GB VelociRaptor, but cloned these partitions to a OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb SSD. Both OS are available at boot up and Win 7 runs fine. However, if I select Win XP it hangs at the welcome screen (blue screen with no login icons). I have tried safe mode, but get a similar blue screen with just 'welcome' on it. If I put the original drive back in, it works fine.

I used Acronis True Home to clone the drives as I have used it on many occasions with no issues. But just in case this was the issue I tried EaseUS partition manager, but still have the same problem. I really want to avoid reinstalling XP as I have legacy programs that I no longer have the installation discs for.

I had recently run Intel Rapid Storage Technology, only because I wanted to ensure all drivers and systems were up to date prior to cloning. XP still worked fine on the HDD, but don't know whether this could be linked to the issue or not.

Thanks in advance


My setup:

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win XP Pro x86, i7 2600K @ 4.7Ghz, Corsair H70, Asus P8Z68 Deluxe, Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3, Asus GTX 580 DirectCU II, OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb, Crucial M4 512Gb, WD 600GB VelociRaptor, Corsair 600T, Asus 27" 16:9 HD

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11 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Often times when you change to different hardware XP requires a Repair Windows XP by Performing a Repair Install (Part 1 of 2). This may be such a case due to the SSD not having the correct SATA controller.

Can you confirm that it's using the same SATA controller as for the HD?

If not then you may need to slipstream the controller into the XP CD: SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD
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11 Jul 2012   #3

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server

Hi there
you need to set the boot partition (whichever one it is) to ACTIVE. You can do that in most partition managers --boot from the partition manager boot disk -- most of these partition managers have a stand alone boot version.

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