change failing hdd to new

Asked by Chatura on 2010-06-21

Ubuntu disc utility says my HDD is failing. I copied the all the data to a new HDD which didn't work/start. What am I doing wrong?

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Chatura (chat-s) said : #1

My original configuration was win XP when I added the latest Ubuntu 1 month ago. It worked fine till last week when the computer didn't boot up to the Ubuntu/XP option screen until many restarts. After running the disc utility it told me that C (primary) drive was failing. I copied all the data (approx 20GB) to a 2nd HDD and recopied to a new one. When it started it went straight to saying insert boot disc, as if there was no data in the new HDD.

robinot (robinot) said : #2

well, are yu in OEM ? is it a problem of dual boot(your xp does not work ) or your new disk does not accept every data ? are you french ?
en français, cela serait plus facile peut-ĂȘtre = in french i could explain faster.

Chatura (chat-s) said : #3

Sorry not french.
XP or Ubuntu does not start with the new hard drive. A black screen with a line saying to insert a disc or cd rom to boot up.

robinot (robinot) said : #4

are you in OEM (it is important to know it) ?
you have lost your data.
you must reinstall it.
a "driver and utilities" can solve your xp problem at least on the older drive, and a cd install your ubuntu problem (partitionning from cd or iso).

format your new drive in ntfs. try again.
a new drive means a new computer usually. good luck.

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