Transfer Vista System to new Advanced Format HD
I run out of any ideas now. Since two weeks I try to transfer my running Vista System to a new harddrive. But apart from the used procedure I get always awful errors when running the cloned system. Service Windows Search and Cryptographic Service fail to start, I get about 50 erros on boot from these. This will normally result in a non running update service and search is slow.
Source Disk is an Western Digital 250 GB (WD2500BEVS), target disk a Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB (HTS547575A9E384). I know about the 4k-sector issue so I dowloaded and run the Hitachi Align Tool 2.0 from the Hitachi site always after changes to the partitons were made - and before the copied system started first time.
Used Software Acronis True Image Home, V11.0 Build 8.105, started from my Bart PE USB-stick to get the system drive unprotected and unused. Tried original Acronis Rescue Disc once, but it was awful slow and the result has been the same... :-(
Following procdures I tried - all resulting in a running Vista but all with these problems with the services:
- Normal and suggested clone procedure, with and without resizing of partitions
- Backup system partiton to another external drive, restore to new drive, run Align Tool, FixMBR and FixBoot, with and without resizing of partitions
- Backup system partiton to another external drive, restore to new drive, run Align Tool, FixMBR and FixBoot, with and without resizing of partitions, but leaving the rest of the new HD unallocated.
Tried also to fix the problem with the services by some registry hacks - but unsuccessful.
So now I hope that YOU can help me - I have no idea about how to get this working... Thanx!