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Thread: New hard drive installed on Portege M200 but won't boot

  1. New hard drive installed on Portege M200 but won't boot
    #1
    Beginner
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    Nov 2011
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    I upgraded the hard drive in my Portege M200 from 4GB to 80GB using Parted Magic to clone the original drive. The cloning completed successfully, but instead of booting up with the new drive, the M200 just displays a blinking cursor when powered on. Any help is much appreciated.

    TIA, focus

  2. Re: New hard drive installed on Portege M200 but won't boot
    #2
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    Hi there

    Maybe You can try one of the below to fix your problem:

    BUT!! ALWAYS keep a backup!!

    Boot system up with a DOS floppy (with fdisk.exe inside) to restore MBR by typing

    fdisk /mbr

    This works even on a SATA disk. Alternative boot up any Win2k or XP installation CD, go to the recovery console and issure command

    fixmbr

    Cheers

    Tom

  3. Re: New hard drive installed on Portege M200 but won't boot
    #3
    Akuma
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    Sounds like the Clone was not performed properly. Try using Clonezilla to clone the drive.

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