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New WD Internal HDD - Registry Problems

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July 14, 2012 2:48:12 AM

I added a new WD HDD today and downloaded WD's Acronis software to clone the smaller (original drive) to the new larger drive. Several attempts to clone failed. I was receiving a pop up windows warning that "search" or something to that effect, was not working properly. I executed the diagnostic which failed and contained a message that it might fix itself, or I could troubleshoot a problem with my computer's hard disk. The troubleshoot instructions read that "Windows isn't able to open a file on your computer's hard disk. This might be a temporary condition that could go away after restarting your computer, or it could be a more serious problem with your hard disk or its driver. To troubleshoot this problem, follow these steps:
-Restart your computer
-Run the hard disk error checking tool
- blah.......

I restarted the computer (big mistake) and recieved the following message...

"Status OxcOOOOOe9"
"Info Windows faile to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt"

The fix, according to this screen is to insert my original Windows Vista disk. I don't have the disk!

Is there anyway to get beyond this window? I tried the option of loading windows in the last success boot but it just returned me to this screen.

Suggestions please
a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 6:02:00 AM

if you simply want to clone your drive to the new drive you can use Clonezilla.

Clonezilla is a Free & Open Source Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning. You can make a Full System Backup or transfer the entire contents of one drive to another if you are doing a Hard drive upgrade.

How to use Clonezilla Step By Step instructions with pictures!
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July 14, 2012 12:02:57 PM

I believe its a little late for this suggestion now. I'm locked out of the computer. Any workaround short of having a Vista disk?
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 2:24:36 PM

If u cloned smaler disk to larger disk.....

is the smaller hdd (originals) still untouched? U could try reboot from it?

(cloning susposed to not modify any of original hdd)

Have u tried to scandisk/chkdsk the hdd from other system?
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 3:04:04 PM

if you have a prebuilt computer like dell, hp, acer, etc they usually have a system restore partition on the drive. You can begin the system restore process by pressing the appropriate keys during POST. if you do not have such a partition you will need either the system restore disks or the windows installation media.
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July 14, 2012 3:12:27 PM

rdc85 said:
If u cloned smaler disk to larger disk.....

is the smaller hdd (originals) still untouched? U could try reboot from it?

(cloning susposed to not modify any of original hdd)

Have u tried to scandisk/chkdsk the hdd from other system?


The original HDD should be untouched. However I did notice that I mystriously had 7G of new available memory just before I rebooted. My problem now is that I can't boot the system. I don't have the Vista disks. F12 returns an Error Code 2000-0142, status 77. It tells me HD1 (the original) self test unsuccessful.

Is there anything short of find a disk that will boot the system? Can I download this disk from a reliable site? Once booted, will a system restore put me back to zero?

Thanks.
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July 14, 2012 3:14:41 PM

nhasian said:
if you have a prebuilt computer like dell, hp, acer, etc they usually have a system restore partition on the drive. You can begin the system restore process by pressing the appropriate keys during POST. if you do not have such a partition you will need either the system restore disks or the windows installation media.


Is there a reliable site in order to download the restore software?
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a b G Storage
July 14, 2012 3:28:05 PM

you must purchase the restore discs from the manufacturer if you have lost them.
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