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tcrochet

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I am trying to clone a hard drive and norton ghost keeps failing. Could I just "copy" from old hard drive and "paste" to the new hard drive?
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A little more information from you will get you more replies. Type of OS on your machine, type/name brand of hard drives involved, version of Ghost you are trying to use to clone with, etc :) .
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I am running windows xp. I am tring to clone a 40gb Western Digital to a 250gb Western Digital. I have the 40 as a slave and the 250 hooked up to a USB adapter. the master is from the computer I am using to do the clone. I have done this before with no problems. Ghost 2003 has failed 6 times already. I am trying copy and paste from the 40 to the 250, does anyone know if this will work?
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Why not try Easeus ToDo backup. It is free and works quite well. (link in signature)
Also WD has its own software for cloning drives.
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where would I get the WD software?
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I suspect it should work for any drive. It is generally for cloning boot drives though.

http://www.tacktech....fm?ttid=287#wdc
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Acronis True Image is what Western Digital uses. I use it to clone drives when customers want to upgrade their hardrive and it works quite well. I believe you must have at least 1 Western Digital drive attached to the system or it will not let you continue. (But I don't think you need to be actually cloning/transfering to a WD.

More Direct Link here... http://support.wdc.c...amp;wdc_lang=en

Hope that helps. :)
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Was never able to clone the old WD hard drive to the new WD hard drive because the old hard drive had bad sectors and could not be repaired.
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I use HDclone...
they have several versions...one is free and works great but its slow...the paid versions are faster...

I used norton ghost many times years ago...only about 50% of the tries worked ...I finally gave up on it completely
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