03-13-2010 03:23 AM
I've not seen this before so I hope someone who has can help?
I am upgrading a seagate 80gb hdd with a seagate 320gb. Connecting the 320gb externally via a usb adapter I run Seatools and cone drive. Everything is found just fine, I accept proportional copy and let it go. It completes normally.
I install the new drive and the system (HP Pavillion DV1116 laptop) can't boot from it. I remove it and connect again via usb and it see it just fine.
With the drive external I start Win repair console and run fixboot and fixmbr successfully to this drive. Still it will not boot. In my bios I have the native sata support turned off.
Anyone seen this before and if so how does one get around it?
03-13-2010 05:42 PM - edited 03-13-2010 05:46 PM
If you've got to Fixmbr already you've probably messed the O/S up to the extent it will need formatting and reloading, there are methods but unless you can read and speak latin it will probably just tie you up in a knot and waste 3 more days of your time..
However you could try this, insert the Windows CD in and run the recovery console and do a system repair.
I'd check your lappy supports larger drives as well.
03-13-2010 07:34 PM