two days ago i brought a 640gb hardrive to replace my old one since my computer kept crashing and the hard drive was clicking and i was told that could be a sign it was about to fail.
I installed the new harddrive then partitioned it assuming that i would be able to simply drag and drop everything on it into the new one and simply reboot using the new hardrive.
This obviously didnt work and ive spent the past 30 hours trying to do this "simple" job. Ive tried a program called teracopy but it wouldnt copy over every file. I then tried a program called Norton Ghost which claimed to be able to clone the exact data onto the new drive, once it completed the process of cloneing i noticed it didnt transfer over about 2gbs of data, nevertheless i disconnected the old hardrive and attemtped to boot using my new one, it kept coming up with an error "autochk program not found skipping autocheck". I then couldnt acces my computer without this error or somthing telling me to insert a repair cd with the old hardrive or the new one.
I reconnected my old hardrive put in my windows 7 cd and clicked repair my computer, this restored my computer and i can now log on again.
Under computer i can see the new hardrive Local Disk E:
I have tried formatiing but it comes with the error "windows cannot complete the format"
In disk managment i cannot delete the volume it comes with the error "windows cannot delete the active system partition on this disk".
I am running windows 7.
Can somebody help me? all i need to do is transfer everything i have on my C: drive onto my new hard drive and then convert that back into a C: drive.