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XP to SSD 330 migration problem

Esteemed Contributor III

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


Esteemed Contributor III

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.

Esteemed Contributor III

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.