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How Can I make my HDD bootable after I clone it to another HDD?
Oct 9, 2012, 6:29 AM
I have upgrade my storage and I'm clone my HDD (entire files including OS Windows XP) to the new HDD.
The old HDD is PATA or IDE the new is SATA.
The problem is after I removed my old HDD my new HDD can't boot to Windows, It will get this message "Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in Selected Boot device and press a key"
Is there any *.ini file that I can change??
If there is one, please inform me to do that..
Nov 8, 2012
Oct 9, 2012
make bootable clone
Oct 9, 2012, 5:23 PM
its too easy
go to bios setting
and make boot from hdd
Oct 9, 2012, 5:25 PM
also after making first boot from hdd
change ahci stting in bios from ahci to ide
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Nov 8, 2012, 1:50 AM
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