|If not drive geometry it might also be a file that was unmovable and locked to the program.|
Might use linux command dd or use G4U which is really dd to clone. It is a bit for bit copy. Depending on OS it might set the geometry but will preserve any special files.
Plenty of open databases out there. Why not update. Also plenty of premade virtual machine that are portable.
It sometimes helps us if we know the program name.
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