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Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:23 PM
Posted 18 February 2010 - 01:43 PM
Now here is my additional question.
If i just take an empty drive and put it into the tower
the computer will just see it as a storage space and not boot from it because the old drive is set as the BOOT drive right?
Once i clone the contents to the NEW drive ( while the old one is still working )
And i start the machine,
Windows will NOT try to boot from that new drive because in DOS settings, that particular DRIVE LETTER is not set as the boot drive
am i still correct?
Now lets say finally the old drive has failed.
All i would need to do to use the NEW drive is
A) Restart the machine and goto its DOS settings
Reset them to BOOT FROM "__X__" CD drive letter
This would make the NEW drive will all the cloned data the new BOOT cd right?
Open the tower
Remove the old HDD
Put the NEW HDD in the same position and plug in all the ribbon attachments where the OLD one was
and Turn it on.
Once i do the CLONE of the HDD with its OS and all
How do i make sure it actually works on the new drive?
Should i do the clone and so on of everything
then try to restart the computer via the NEWLY Cloned onto HDD?
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