i recently replaced the motherboard in my computer. the motherboard i took out has SATA ports for the hard drive but the replacement board doesn't have SATA ports, only IDE.
so i made a clone of the SATA hard drive that was in the computer to an IDE drive (twice the capacity- 80GB to 160GB) using Acronis true image.
i plugged the IDE drive in and started the computer- before the Windows XP splash screen appears the computer restarts- i then see the screen stating that windows failed to start up and gives the options to start normally, safe mode, etc.
i tried doing a repair install but the windows install disc doesn't recognize windows as being installed- it only sees a partition, so i don't get the repair option- although ERD Commander 2007 does recognize the windows installation.
i've run a checkdisk from hirens boot disc which did make corrects, but windows still doesn't load.