Moving Win 2000 to a partition on a Win XP computer


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Hans Wolf

Problem:

Windows 2000 Pro (being set into a dual boot with Windows XP) will not
fully login after placing the image created with Norton Ghost from
another machine.

It will accept the user name and password then the login screen goes
away taking the screen to a blank desktop. After about two minutes a
screen comes up that says "saving your settings" then we are returned
to the user name and password screen.

Windows XP Pro comes up with no trouble. Windows XP was a
pre-installed image from Dell.

Windows 2000 Pro has been running on another machine for five plus
years. We resized the partitions with Partition Magic to mimic the
old Windows 2000 partition structure.

This scenario happens similarly on two different machines with
different drive partitioning.

Please advise!
 
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DL

Unless the image was from an identical PC/same hardware the its most
unlikely that win2k will boot anyway, without a repair installation, and I'm
not sure what that would do to winxp & the dual option
 
H

Hans Wolf

DL said:
Unless the image was from an identical PC/same hardware the its most
unlikely that win2k will boot anyway, without a repair installation, and I'm
not sure what that would do to winxp & the dual option

Why shall it not boot? I anticipate an issue with some drivers but why
will Windows Explorer not start in this case to display the Desktop?

H.
 
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H

Hans Wolf

Dave said:
You're welcome.
I renamed the boot drive for Win2000 to D (as it had been on the
original machine) and nothing happened - after accepting the password,
the system waited for a few minutes with a blue screen and the mouse
cursor and then returned to the logon screen.

Now I am planning to start the Task Manager with CTRL/ALT/DEL after
entering the password and then attempting to run Windows Explorer, which
I hope will give the Desktop.

H.
 
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