Originally Posted by repo_man
No I didn't try both. I will now though.
What do you mean to get to the recovery console, not the hard drive exactly? I just put the XP cd in a let it load and it blue screened. Should I have done something different?
I figured out the problem. Do you have a second computer you could stick both drives into? Apparently there is a problem with copying over system files that are being used (sharing access violation), but if you use a different computer it should work.
My bad, I used this method through a seperate computer and assumed it would work in this scenario as well.
Also, make sure you put the backslashes after the drive letters, I just tried it myself to make sure. Otherwise it just copies the directory you are in, which by default is your documents and settings directory.