2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2013 1:52 PM by oldshep

    XP to SSD 330 migration problem


      Hi All, new member here.

      I've just used the migration tool to transfer a dual boot XPpro & Windows 8 system from an old hard drive to a nice new 180Gb Intel SSD 330.

      After the migration has completed Windows 8 works as expected.

      However,  if I select XPpro on the dual boor screen it starts to load and then get's itself in a loop at the point where the Windows chime plays - keeps replaying the windows chime after about a 5 sec delay while displaying the same win xp starting screen.

      Any ideas?


      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: XP to SSD 330 migration problem

          I'm guessing now, but this makes me think that the Windows cannot find it's files on the C: drive.  When Windows boots, it will boot off the "boot" partition that the BIOS/UEFI started the boot process on.  After drivers are loaded and some init done, Windows needs to load files from the the partition it has mounted as C:.


          When you boot XP on the new drive, it may be mounting the XP partition as non-C: because it's finding it for the first time or because it saw it prior to you capturing the image from the old drive and assigned a non-C: drive letter.

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          • 2. Re: XP to SSD 330 migration problem

            That sounds plausible ZTT95.

            Can't see a way to fix it though as I can't remember the old drive letter assignments!

            Thanks for your help.