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I used DriveImage XML to backup a 40GB IDE system disk (Windows XP) and restore it to a blank 80GB IDE. After the restoration, I switched the IDE cables and made sure the system will boot to the 80GB but I got boot failure error after POST.

Note that when I used EaseUS DiskCopy on same set of disks to do the same thing, it works. I was able to boot the 80GB disk. My only problem with EaseUS DiskCopy is it divided my 80GB to 40GB/40GB.

My question now is:

  1. What's the problem with the DriveImage XML method and how can I fix it?
  2. For the EaseUS DiskCopy, how can I maintain 80GB partition when copying a 40GB disk?

BTW, if it means anything, the system disk that I backed-up is active and it's where DriveImage XML is running.

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Just a parition program to combine the two paritions. If this was Windows 7 you would have the ability to use the built in Disk Mangement program to do so. I suspect the error is caused by DriveImage XML I suggest you use a better program. –  Ramhound Jun 7 '12 at 20:15
    
You probably won't be able to. So you'll have to partition it 40/40. –  George Jun 7 '12 at 20:25

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