New HDD windows not start

By S-Nake ยท 4 replies
Jun 1, 2009
  1. Hi I make a clone of my first HDD and I take the clone HDD #2 to put this HDD on another cumputer but windows don't start why ?

    Need to repair ? windows boot ?
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    So you cloned the hdd of one computer (with windows and all), then put the cloned copy into a different computer? If you did, thats your problem, windows configures itself specifically for the hardware of whatever computer it is running on, copying and pasting windows usually results in failure.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    Not to mention the need for activating one copy of Windows in two machines. Problematic to say the least.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Windows is not a txt file. Amazing how many people treat an install like one.

    I know that sounds like a **** thing to say, and I don't want to be one here, but you simply can't do that with an install of Windows. You haven't really ever been able to do it, it has always been a mess, but it somewhat worked back in the 9x days. Now yes, you can kind of get it to work now with XP with a repair and some luck, but it is never a good solution.

    And a 100% clone to different hardware SHOULD have sent up red flags on the feasibility of it working...
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,996   +2,528

    Hey, ya gotta admit though SNGX, the price is right.......:rolleyes:
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