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blazelz

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Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
I am trying to upgrade my 80gb hardrive with a 320gb HDD from Samsung model HM320JI.
I formatted with windows XP and then used Acronis True Image to clone my 80gb C: drive to the new 320gb samsung via a 2.5" USB case. The entire process took like 3-4 hours and successfully completed.
I installed the new drive on my laptop, gets passed the dell screen, then windows screen appears and 2 seconds I get a blue screen with this error: Stop: 0X0000007B.

I reinstalled the original 80gb drive so i can use the internet to find fixes for this error, but no luck. I connected the 320gb via USB case and now windows recognizes drive as F: and shows only 73gb available. I tried to reformat but will only format 73gb.
Also, Acronis True image will not recognize the drive at all.

Please help! :)
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Neil Jones

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You've cloned the drive as a duplicate. In Acronis you can set the partition size to be proportional or specify new sizes. By default Acronis will only clone an 80Gb HDD to a new 80Gb partition on a bigger drive unless you tell it otherwise.
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Neil, thank you for your response. You are absolutely right, acronis does make the partition proportionately. Although, my problem is that it will not start windows when I install the drive on my laptop and when connected via usb, I cannot access the drive via acronis any longer and windows will only access/format the unused portion. How can I clean out the drive and try cloning again?

Edited by blazelz, 08 July 2009 - 06:45 AM.

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Boot off the first hard drive, the 80Gb and have the 320Gb drive connected to, but boot off the 80Gb.
In XP, if you go to Control Panel -> Computer Management -> Disk Management you can remove all the partitions from the 320Gb drive from there.
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Neil,

I tried exactly what you suggested. The problem is that computer management>disk management will only recognize 73.12GB "Unallocated" as Disk 1. I even right clicked and hit "new partition" but that only recognizes 73.12gb partition as the MAX capacity of the drive. any ideas?

thanks!
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I assume that your BIOS recognizes it as a 320GB drive?
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