I have a Fujitsu Lifebook laptop. I've outgrown the small hard drive, and
have purchased a new one; I now need to reinstall WinXP Home.
Unfortunately, the laptop didn't come with a Windows CD. Only the
much-hated "disk image" of the original factory settings, in PQI format
(DriveImage or Ghost, I have Ghost 9).
I formatted the new drive as a primary partition, made it bootable, and
restored my factory disk image to the new drive. But when I put that HD into
the laptop, it won't boot -- just a black screen with blinking cursor.
I contacted the manufacturer (Fujitsu) -- their solution was for me to
purchase a new HD from them, at a very high price, with the image already in
That can't be the only way to get a bigger hard drive here?? My purchase of
the laptop INCLUDED a license of Windows, and I have the right to reinstall
it on a new hard drive. But without an original Windows CD. So now I have
the new HD with an exact image of the WinXP Home setup that the laptop
shipped with, I just need to make it work in the PC.
Thank you for any help!!