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Need To Replace The Hard Drive On My System


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#1 eeffoc

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:45 AM

I am getting a S.M.A.R.T. message when I boot my computer telling me that I should backup all my data and replace my hard drive.

I've got the new drive and would like to know the best way to transfer all the data from the old drive to the new drive. (I don't want to have to re install all the software over again)

Is there a way to make an image of the original drive and place it on the new one without having to reinstall all the programs again?

The OS is XP Pro with SP2
CPU: AMD Athlon64
RAM: 2GB

The old drive is 80GB IDE
The new drive is 500GB SATA

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:10 AM

:thumbsup: Thanks

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:21 AM

Easily done :thumbsup:.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:31 PM

You may want to make sure you computer supports SATA, since you previous HDD was IDE. From my understanding, they are not always interchangable. I could be wrong tho...

Also, usually when you buy a new hard drive, it will come with all the software you need to transfer everthing from one drive to the other. From prevous experiences...




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