I have spent nearly an entire day formatting an external USB/SATA 1GB drive and then cloning my 250Gb drive to it. After all this the 1Gb drive will NOT boot. My suspicion is that in this whole process tne BOOT RECORD did not get copied to the new drive. If this is the case, and I am running XP -SP2, can I place a boot record on this USB connected drive, and if so, how do I do this because XP does not have FDISK?
I forgot to add, I used the CLONE function and I am using the 2009 Home Edition. I also am not a neophyte to computers, however, this is the firs time I have ever used this CLONE function and basically the first time I have used Acronis software. If the Boot record did not make it from the 250Gb boot disk to the target drive, then how do I get it on the target drive, be it natively attached or or via USB?