Migrate Easy 7.0 - New drive won't boot
I've got an older Toshiba Satellite A105-S2071 laptop running Windows XP SP3. Just bought a Crucial M4 128G SSD (Crucial guarantees it will work with this laptop). I put the SSD in an external USB case and cloned the internal drive to this new USB drive. I used the "automatic" clone option. The output on the screen showed no errors and said the clone was successful.
I removed the old laptop drive and installed the SSD. BIOS shows the new drive but won't boot. I can boot from a emergency rescue disk (Windows Vista) and I can see the drive and the contents. The drive does flash once when it starts to boot but then I just get a blinking cursor.
I'm guessing it's a problem with the MBR. I was going to make a Windows XP SP3 emergency repair disk and repair the MBR. However, I don't have any Windows XP install media. Why is it that most people loose their install media five minutes after they unbox their new computer?
I'm not even 100% sure the problem is the MBR. However, if anybody knows how to make an emergency recovery disk without the original install media, point me to the documentation! Everything I've read says you need the install media. Don't know why Migrate Easy is having problems writing the MBR. I've used Migrate Easy 7.0 multiple times on traditional IDE and SATA drives with no problems.