First post, by Riikcakirds
Is this possible, to clone a Windows XP SP3 partition using a file-based copy utility, not sector/block based on an offline system.
So far I have tried: Partition and format a new drive (1 partition, full size of drive - 120GB NTFS) made active and has NTLDR boot sector.
Booting from a Winpe 10 usb drive on the XP source system (it contains a single 80GB NTFS partition), then copying all files using cmd:
Robocopy c:\ d:\ /e /COPYALL /DCOPY:DATE
Checked new drive against the source and all files are copied - same md5 checksum of all files. When I unplug the source drive and boot with the copy, it starts to load XP but then bluescreens with IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL.
At first I though it might be the NT Disk Signature (ID in the MBR ) but that seems to only cause problems if two drives connected have the same ID.
Has anyone been able to do this, copy an XP boot drive without using a sector based imaging software.