I have a question regarding windows setup:
- I have a win xp installed like this:
one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts)
- now I bought an SSD drive and would like to use it in paralell with the old drive. move only the system part of windows on it like this:
C; I cloned the old windows system partition "C:" to the new SSD drive. I made the old partition that I cloned invisible (with a partition manager) D: stays where it is (on the old disk drive)
- I changed the boot order, so that the laptop is now booting from the new SSD drive. Windows is booting, but then gets stuck when the log on screen with the users appears. There are no users to choose from, nor any button for closing/rebooting windows.
It seems that windows, when started from the new SSD drive, does not understand where the user files are. On the original disk, they were in D:, but now it does not find them there... It could be that windows is not looking in the right place (perhaps it looks after disk numbers (0)/partition(1) and (0)/partition(2) and not after C: and D:
Could anyone help me with an opinion?
I think this could be a generally interesting matter, as a lot of people buy SSD-s, which are generally smaller then the HDDs in use. Also, because of some worries about data security on SSDs, some will prefer, like me, to keep the user data on a HDD, and use just the system and programs on the SSD (for faster access and booting).