Restored XP Images will not boot

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Restored XP Images will not boot

Postby geffers » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:04 pm

Just before Christmas I attempted to use PartImage to save two different XP partition images then restore them onto a bigger hard drive on the same computer and using bigger partitions.

Both saves appeared successful and both restores appeared successful but they would not boot.

Both were primary partitions and I used gparted to make sure they were bootable.

All the3files seemed to restore correctly when read with a LiveCD but they would not boot.

Can anyone throw any light on this please.


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Postby feffer » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:36 am

You will probably have to restore the partition table and bootloader to the mbr. Do a search here to find out about that or check the partimage docs (I think they explain it too). Good luck.

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