07-16-2009 02:19 AM
I tried to ghost my 60G disk onto 250G on a different computer and it finished OK. But when connecting the new drive (250G) to my T60 it would not boot. Booting from Windows CD showed that all directories were ghosted correctly.
What could be the problem?
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07-16-2009 03:12 AM - edited 07-16-2009 03:12 AM
07-16-2009 06:01 AM
07-16-2009 07:03 AM
There are a number of posts in the forum about using Acronis or other SW to clone your existing drive to a new one.
Install the *new* drive in your ThinkPad.
Connect the old drive via USB.
Boot your cloning tool from CD.
There have been a few reports that recovery partitions may not get cloned properly. But at least your ThinkPad should boot after following the above procedure.
07-16-2009 08:26 AM
Having just finished a two week fight to get a WD 250 GB hard drive cloned and installed into my T30, I reccommend the advice I received in this forum from Andy
A program often recommended by ortegeluis is Easeaus Disk Copy a freeware which may help you.
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The process was simple, smooth and painless. You can read my struggle here
07-22-2009 07:24 AM
By default Ghost only makes an image/clone of your "data".
To make your new drive bootable, you also need to copy the boot record and such.
Ghost does this as well, but not automatically, go to Options / Disk and there you need to select "Image Boot" or "Image Disk". One of those two will work. I have done it for my T42p and my T60p.