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Windows 7: Upgrading hard drive help required

03 Feb 2012   #1
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Upgrading hard drive help required

Hi All,

I am trying to upgrade the hard drive which has my operating system on it.
I disconnect all drives except the one which has the operating system and the new drive which will replace the old one.
I use Norton ghost to copy from the old to the new but when i connect the new drive only it does not boot into windows.
I beleive i have to make the partition of the new drive as active but at what stage do i have to do this?
Do i just have the new drive plugged in and then change the drive to active?
Can someone please explain exactly what i need to do.

Cheers


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03 Feb 2012   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Yes it has to be active. And is ghost copying the system reserve partition to the new drive ?
Also you may want to try doing a startup repair with your install disc up to 3 times.
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04 Feb 2012   #3
shanefromoz

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Once i plug the new drive in how do i make it acive if i cant load into windows?
Im not sure if ghost is copying the system reserve partition or not how can i tell?

Cheers
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04 Feb 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Create a bootable disc with partition wizard. I`m sure there is a tutorial here that will explain how to make it. Boot with the disc and it should show your harddrive. Right Click on your harddrive, click modify and set the drive to active. Click apply ( wait for it to say the task was completed successfully ) then exit out of disc and reboot. Then you can try a startup repair with your Windows 7 install disc.
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04 Feb 2012   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shanefromoz View Post
Once i plug the new drive in how do i make it acive if i cant load into windows?
Im not sure if ghost is copying the system reserve partition or not how can i tell?

Cheers
Did you backup all partitions?
If Yes.

information   Information
Boot up using the Startup Repair CD or Windows 7 DVD. (not the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk) If you have a Netbook, you will need a CD/DVD drive.
NOTE: Make sure no USB drives are plugged in.
Do not use a USB Pendrive for Startup Repair.
startup repair disc-create


Do a Strartup Repair:
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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