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Saturday, 23/07/2005
Hard Disk, Hard Headache
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Trouble
Ahhhhhhhhh, I think I am done with restoring my PC to its state. I cannot afford to go through reinstallation of windows and all programs after my disk went crazy, and had physical damage. So, I got myself a new disk (Western Digital) 120 GB and installed it. I used Norton Ghost 9 to make an image of my E: drive, (I have 2 windows one one C and one on E). now the issues lies here, there are multiple options in Ghost and i tried all, Copy Drive is one method the other is to make an image file. in both cases i end up with one or a combination of the following:
- NTLDR is missing
- If I solve the NTLDR prob by getting the necessary files from another partition, then the windows just freezes when I get to the login screen
- trying to repair the existing installation on the new disk keeps on freezing

- now this time i tred once more, restored the image file over a fresh installation of windows on the new disk and copied ntldr and the other needed files, things looked fine, I logged in and all is cool
- the thing that keeps on bothering me is that i get windows error when i right click on disk management and choose properties, I donno why this happens

-also one more thing is strange, when i scanned the new disk before this time (in my prev attempts) I got bad sectors, could that be because I made the image from a corrupt disk (with the ignore bad sectors option in Ghost checked)???

never mind but I am afraid to run chkdsk, a friend (the one who showed me how to deal with the ntldr issue) told me that I needed to unmark the bad sectors on the new disk using a utility like norton disk doctor or rescan the disk using such a utility...

I donno what to do next, I think I will just be grateful and accept what I have...

Posted by iceshock0 at 3:18 AM EEST
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