Ghosting a hard drive
Posted 13 August 2005 - 02:05 PM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 02:47 PM
However, if you REALLY want to ghost the drive, you can do it...it will require purchasing a copy of Norton Ghost or another comparable program. The specifics of how to do it are covered in the directions that come with the program.
I would really focus more on what is causing the problem...and I can assure you if you have a 400 watt power supply that lack of power is NOT the problem. I run on a 400 watt, and have two 120 gig internal drive, several USB drives, plus other various peripherals and have never had a problem. I have no clue what your informant meant by a "true" power supply...unless they are referring to a UPS (uninterupted power supply), which has nothing to do with your hard drives or powering them...it is for power consistency (spikes,etc) and to avoid data loss in case of a power outage and they are usually big metal boxes, not internal unless used in a server setting for redundancy there are small internal UPS, but again, this has nothing to do with your problem.
When you say it "dont want to boot up", what are the symptoms? Does it power on at all? If so, does it go through its pre-boot sequence (where it shows the bios version, hard drives installed, etc). Do you get any error messages? If you leave it sitting, does it eventually boot up?
Posted 13 August 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:02 PM
The only real way to diagnose it as a power problem would be to hook it up to a multimeter. The symptoms you are describing are indicitive of a power problem though.
I dont think you need to spend $150 on a power supply, thats a bit excessive.
If yours is not under warranty, simply find an inexpensive comparable replacement...make sure you can return it if it doesnt work. If this solves the problem, you arent out $150...if it doesnt, return it and we can look at other solutions.
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