Hard Drive Cloning
Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:53 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:53 AM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 01:58 AM
They don't transfer no matter what you do and that should be about 6gig worth.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:54 AM
If you can lay your hands on a copy of Norton Ghost, this will mirror absolutely everything - recovery partition and all - to your new drive.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:23 PM
Also, thank you DeSade, as I think you're right about those 6.7 GBs being restore files. I want to make this new hard drive the master, but I can't do that until absolutely everything is cloned to it. It will be my new master drive, and I will throw out the old failing hd. I also plan to install a second hd, however, I have to get this problem with the CD fixed first. I tried entering the BIOS when I started up, but I didn't know what to do. I tried a suggestion I read somewhere to autoenable devices, but I don't see where I can do that. I have Windows XP, and know very very little about the BIOS/CMOS. How do I get my DVD & CD drives back???
Posted 13 February 2006 - 09:35 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:25 PM
Any thoughts out there, oh friendly geeks?
Posted 13 February 2006 - 11:14 PM
Think: I Feel Good (do do do do do do), like I knew that I would (do do do do do do do) so good (do do) so good (do do) I got you (do do do do do)! Does that tell ya anything?
I decided to look at those helpful installation instructions again and I reread the part about setting it to cable select. Then, I noticed that they had set the new DVD burner to Master. Well, I have no idea what the CD was set to, since it was completely different looking than the picture, but I chose the cable select for the new drive, left the old one alone, and voila, I have two drives that now are recognized. I even put in a CD. Next, I will try the DVD player. Soon, I will attempt to burn some movies. Yahoo! It feels good to have solved this! (:
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