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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-12-2011
Location: Texas
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New hard drive wont boot

I have a T61 with XP on it. The factory hard drive was starting to show its age, so I got a 500GB WD Black drive for it. I used Acronis True Image to clone the old hard drive to the new one. I used my desk top to do the cloning. When I plug the new hard drive in, the cursor just flashes and it does not boot.

 

I thought maybe the clone was bad, so I put the new hard drive back on my desk top, and was able to boot it all the way to the windows start up screen. If I plug the old drive back in the laptop, it boots fine, just refuses to boot off the new drive.

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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-12-2011
Location: Texas
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Re: New hard drive wont boot

Got it figured out.

 

Put the new hard drive into the computer, put the old hard drive in a USB enclosure, and made a Acronis boot CD, and did the clone from the laptop. Works like a champ, and it flys now.