cooltaz wrote:Hello again,
Undeterred, I then re-connected the old drive and it booted fine. Then I connected the new drive right on the SATA bus. I started the EASEUS Partition Master and used the disk copy feature. Another 4 hours, I came back and found that the system had rebooted on its own. I shut it down and again switched the old with the new drive. It booted and I logged in but a message came up and suggested rebooting again. So I did. After that everything worked perfectly.
1) I was greeted by the same message "Destination disk sector size is not identical with source disk", when I was cloning my internal disk to the to-be new disk, attached to an USB interface. The new disk is definitely a new fast 4K disk. As per the hint given above, I did a full disk backup onto external storage, then I put the new disk right into my lap top, and everything worked out fine as it should. I'm very grateful to the quoted poster, I would have been in despair otherwise.
I tried a bit and experienced a bit.
2) I partitioned the disk at the USB interface in 4K mode. When I inserted it into the laptop at the (ICH9) 512Byte interface, the partition layout was strange. It seems 4K mode and 512Byte mode are quite different. That was not a success.
3) My new disk, a Seagate, has Seagate's Smart Align Technology so I don't lose the 4K advantage, even as my Laptop sees it as a 512Byte device.
4) I had a minor problem in the disk restore mentioned in 1) above. The HP_Tools partition, a small FAT32 partition was created but its contents were empty.I had to do an indivual partition restore in order to fix this. May be I lost it due to partition resizing, or because it was small. So watch out.
1) After the disk restore, Windows Live Mail did not work, producing the error message: "Your Calendar contains corrupt data that is forcing Windows Live Mail to close. (0x8E5E0247). " The fast solution was to uninstall Intels Matrix Storage Technology driver version 9.xxxx. and Windows Live Mail came to live again. The permanent solution was to obtain and install Intels Raid Storage Technology driver version 11.xxxx, 126.96.36.1996 is current at the time of this writing. (That's not my finding I pulled it from the Net.)