I hope some clever bod out there can help - I don't know what I'm doing so consequently am not getting too far.
I have a PC with a hard disk that has 3 partitions - Windows 7, WinXP and documents. This was getting a little full so I want to upgrade it.
I bought a 1Tb drive, installed and partitioned. Cloned the drives across. All looking good. I now had Drive letters from C to H (DVD drive unplugged at the mo). C,D.and E are the old drive and F,G and H are the new drive.
Unplugged the old drive and got an "NTLDR missing" error. Plugged it back in and all works on the old system.
Did some scratching round and found that I had to copy some system files across to the new boot drive. When I investigated further I found the systems files were (for some odd reason) on drive E. I've copied boot.ini, bootmgr, NTDETECT.COM and ntldt over to drive F.
I unplugged the old drive again and not it's complaining about changes of hardware and software. I'm guessing that I could be looking fr a boot drive (maybe E) that no longer exists because it's labelled differently (F). I may have to edit bootmgr??
My worry is that the Disk Management window looks subtly different and I may have set things up incorrectly.
Before I go to far down a dangerous path I wonder if anyone would have a look and give me some wisdom? I attach a picture of my Disk Manager (from Win 7) - I hope you'll be able to see what I mean.
PS - Actually this is my sons computer and I'm his dad trying to help but worried about messing it up for him!