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Doctor Feelgood
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PostPosted: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 21:25:45    Post Subject: Hard Drive Copy... fails and fails and fails... Reply with quote View Single Post

My Dad's computer has an old Maxtor 17GB ATA-66 drive that is full... got hima new 40GB Western Digital and was just going to copy the data over using the WD utiility... Tried the DOS version and then the Windows version and neither works. After an hour and ahalf of churning it says its done, and there is nothing on the new drive!! WTF!? Same thing happens using Maxtor's Maxblast...

So, I took both drives ot of his machine and put them in another computer... No files should be in use since my own drive is booting the OS, and I decided to use XCOPY with al the switches set for hidden, system and other files... This time I get what looks like a perfext copy, but when I get his system loaded, it gets to the blue WinXP welcome screen and hangs!!

Any suggestions? Should I try running the WD utility on these two drives while installed in my pc?

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PostPosted: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 22:56:29    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Use norton ghost or drive image to do a disk to disk copy. XCOPY doesn't cut it... Laughing
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Spire
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PostPosted: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 23:16:05    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Exactly what Dud3 said, you must use an imaging type program and do a disk to disk image.

Norton Ghost or Drive Image are the two that come to my mind also.
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PostPosted: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 23:26:18    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Can try this:
http://download.com.com/3000-2242-10256537.html?tag=sptlt

If you don't have one of the other.
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PostPosted: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 05:33:12    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Go with the ghost, work reliably with all versions of windows
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Doctor Feelgood
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PostPosted: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 08:42:55    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

The thing is... I've copied drives the way I described successfully in the past... I know it works, and would rather not spend money on something that should be done free.

I have time now, I guess. I left their house with the pc back with the old drive... Will have to try again another weekend.
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PostPosted: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 10:08:03    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Here's two trial progy's: drive2drive & casper xp

http://www.fssdev.com/products/free/


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PostPosted: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 18:50:54    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Every mobo I've purchased came with some version of Norton Ghost on the CD. Check your Shuttle CD...
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