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Cannot boot from Momentus Ultra ATA 160 GN HDD

I have a momentus ultra ATA 160 GB hard drive that I just cloned using Acronis True Image Home Edition. The clone worked fine, but I cannot boot from the new drive. The OS I am running is Vista. I cannot seem to get the new HDD to boot. When I try to boot to it, I get a message that says Primary Hard Disk O not found. I have already tried cloning a few times using different software, but I get the same result. How can I boot from this drive? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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It can only clone the windows files and folders there is other files located on a hidden system on the hard drive, when you install and new hard drive these file are fixed to the drive. to make a bootable drive you need to install these files from a windows disc then add clone files over the top so these files don't get deleted.

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What software did you use for the cloning?
Ghost is the preferred method.
Be sure to choose a disk to disk clone, not a partition clone.
It sounds like you may have created a 20G partition and left 40G unallocated.
Partition Magic may also take care of the problem, if you have access to a copy.

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