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New HDD, need help cloning please


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#1 herbaklez

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 04:22 PM

I have bought a new HDD and wish to clone the old one onto the new one.

I have installed and initialised/formatted the new drive

The old drive (system drive) is IDE, the new is a 1TB SATA.

I was advised by the store that sold me the drive to download a trial version of Ghost, but the current version (Ver 14.0x) has the disc cloning facility disabled on the 30-day trial. Oldversion.com has a really old version of Ghost available (Ver 6.03), but will it work on such large discs?

I really don't need a powerful (expensive) utility, this is just a one-of situation.

Win XP Pro SP3

Ideas appreciated.

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 08:35 PM

EASEUS Partition Master is a magic partition manager software for Windows 2000-XP-Vista-2003- - http://www.partition-tool.com/

The free, home version will allow cloning of a partition/drive...following the directions provided.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

Thanks Louis,

I did forget to mention that the drive being cloned is the System drive and the new drive will become the new System drive. The Easeus website didn't make it clear that it was appropriate for that role. Do you know that it is?

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:57 PM

Yes.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:47 AM

OK, Thanks

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:16 PM

I cloned the disk but the new disk won't act as the boot disk. What did I miss?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 07:27 PM

So, it's been a while, but I now have time to restart this project.

After my previous attempt, I played with settings in "Disk Management" which resulted in the following status.

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Clearly, the clone is now out of date, but that drive is also partitioned in an unhelpful way.
Either I've missed some instructions along the way, or there was a gap or two in those instructions.

The clone hadn't worked as the boot drive at any point up to this.
I don't know if I missed a setting in EASEUS Partition Manager, or of its something I missed in the hardware side of things

Please help me get this happening
I'd like the 1TB disk to be the only HDD in the computer.
The other will go into an external drive housing.

Perhaps this is what I missed:

(From MOBO manual)
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Edited by herbaklez, 26 December 2009 - 04:57 PM.





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