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I'm using DriveImage XML to clone my C:, it works great except when trying to boot to the new HDD. The Boot Record does not appear to be transferring correctly as the new drive is not bootable. I'm new to DriveImage XML so maybe I'm missing something?
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You'll need to set the new drive as active in order for Windows to boot it.

From DriveImageXML's faq:

Q. How do I restore an image back to a working state?

A. Note that you must put the image into an existing partition. If necessary create a new partition with Windows Disk Management first. You do not need to format the drive. The size of the partition you create will determine the size of the drive - for example if you create a 20GB partition and then restore a 10GB size image to it, the size of the drive will still be 20GB.

To start Windows Disk Management click:

Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management

If Windows Disk Management does not start, you can use the following commands from the command prompt:

net start dmserver
net start dmadmin
diskpart

To restore an image to an existing partition, click Restore in the main program window.

Note on boot drives: If you want your computer to boot from the new partition you must set it to "active" with Windows Disk Management.
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Tried that but got the same Disk Failure message.. gonna try it again.
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ok, got it to boot now but I cannot get it to reflect drive C:.. suggestions?
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