After logging in I receive the dreaded "Windows detected a hard disk problem" and as luck would have it, it is the C: drive which contains the operating system. Although I can use the system, I periodically get the "Windows detected a hard disk problem" message and everything is running real slow.
I have another identical drive D: installed on the computer that contains my user data (already backed up). What can I do to move the operating system to the other drive before the C drive dies entirely.
What I have attempted so far. Using Norton Ghost 15.0 I copied my C: drive to my D: drive using options
Copy My Hard Drive (Copy all existing files, programs, and settings from one hard drive to another)
Check source for file system errors
Check destination for file system errors
Set drive active
After the copy completed successfully I shut down the computer and moved the SATA cable from the original drive to the new drive. Upon booting, I get the error Boot MGR is missing. Using the original DVD I did a repair and then the system booted to the login screen. It accepted my password but instead of logging me in normally, it displayed the building profile message. After running for a long time the screen turns to a light blue. In the lower right corner of the screen is displayed
This copy of Windows is not Genuine.
It hangs there with no response other than the mouse is still active. The screen is blank with the exception of the above message.
OS: WIN7 Ultimate 64 bit
Dell Studio XPS with 12 gig RAM and dual 1 TB drives.
Any help will be sincerely appreciated as I need to get this copied before the C drive dies entirely. I have spent a year getting applications installed and tweaked (Apache server, MySQL, PHP, etc.) and I don't want to start from scratch.
Dell has sent me a replacement drive with the OS installed and it operates OK so I am confident the Motherboard is OK.