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Norton ghost 3 ide to sata

I have image of ide hdd partion with xp - want to restore it to sata, i tryed but system gives error some dll is missing

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Re: norton ghost 3 ide to sata

By any chance did the ide drive come from a computer with a single core processor? If so you'll need to reinstall windows xp.
When you boot off the xp cd there will be 2 separate screens with a "repair" option, ignore the first one as it will just take you to the recovery console.
The 2nd one will dump an xp install on top of your current one, thus allowing you to keep everything

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Re: norton ghost 3 ide to sata

I face the same problem ,what i do is installing windows as a repaier copy for the system on new drive

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