Does the hard drive cable have two connections?
If it does-
Connect the old hard drive like it was and worked.
Check it to make sure your optical drives can be seen again-cd/dvd.
Connect the new hard drive to the slave connection of the hard drive cable.
Either cable select or slave jumper settings.
Your old hard drive should be on the end connection of the cable.
Check to see if you can see the slave drive in My Computer.
Follow the directions for this program to migrate all your files to the drive you set as slave which will become the master after you are done and be connected to the end of the cable. Then you can use the other drive as the slave. It will be empty after this program is run.
But everything and all your programs annd settings will be the same as the old drive.http://www.acronis.c...ts/migrateeasy/
This is what to use for your specific operation. Not True Image.
This has a trial period but is fully functional and works.
IF you follow the directions it gives it Will Work.
Provided that the New Drive works that is...
Edited by cmpm, 05 July 2008 - 08:36 PM.