I have a dual boot system on a 320GB HDD that contains 3 partitions. The first partition contains a Windows XP installation for tests, the second partition holds another XP install for daily use. The third partition is for storage.
hda - First hard drive
hda1 - Test OS
hda2 - Daily use OS
hda3 - Storage
I have another 500GB HDD (
hdb) and I want to move
hdb1. I no longer need
I've tried various programs such as Paragon disk, Acronis, and Norton Ghost. I backed up
hda2 and successfully restored it on
hdb1. (Sizes of
hdb1 matched.) The problem is that the partition is not bootable, the message i get is
"Bootmbr is missing press Ctrl+Alt+Del."
I've tried various aproaches from recovery console trying to rebuild the MBR and the boot MBR, then setting hda2 partition the as primary and I've tried to edit the boot.ini of the dual boot system.
I think I need to move the
hda2 partition to
hda1. (Problem being that
hda1 is smaller than
hda2, or maybe to copy the partition sector by sector then edit the MBR of the
hda and paste it into
What should I do? What is wrong with the boot process?