80GB Seagate doesn't boot on old MB

juhamann

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Jun 12, 2003
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Problem is this: 80GB Seagate is divided into 3 parts: 5GB, 27GB and 44GB(all NTFS). Win XP is installed into first part in another computer, but in this old computer(433 Celeron and some crappy Acorp mobo) it doesn't boot. Only way the use this disk is leave OS into old small HD and use that as a OS disk, then XP finds this bigger HD.

I heard that there is some kind of software, that makes big drives be seen in boot in old mobos. Anyone could help ?
 

alzan

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May 21, 2003
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Yes, there are programs that will allow you to use newer larger drives with old mobos. But, AFAIK, these are programs are not meant to be used on a drive with an existing OS because they write to the boot sector of the drive. If they do indeed do this, you could end up with your OS partition wiped out. If you don't mind reinstalling your OS, you could try these drive overlay programs; just backup your data first and have your OS install disks handy.

alzan
 

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