how to clone a new unformatted HD..

February 16, 2005 at 08:14:35
Specs: xp, 1Ghz/384Ram

I had a existing Hard Disk with win xp. recently bought a new unformatted hard Disk and looking to clone the old Hard Disk with win xp and everything to the new HD.
How to do that ?
If I format the new HD then install a new xp, would be easier - Install the drive, boot up your machine using the XP CD - the setup program will create & format the partition for you. correct?
But how to clone a HD ??
Tks.



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#1
February 16, 2005 at 08:18:55

You need a 3rd party product like Ghost or Drive Image to clone disk to disk. Instructions come with the software.

cloning is faster than a new install but it also brings along any problems with the old system that a new install doesn't have.


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#2
February 16, 2005 at 08:19:20

To copy a harddrive you need a program to do it, Heres one,

http://www.powerquest.com/sabu/ghost/ghost_personal/


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#3
February 16, 2005 at 08:22:34

Or raid, but I will not go into that.

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#4
February 16, 2005 at 08:24:32

Or try

Acronis True Image

To read CNet review of Acronis and Norton Ghost 9 (formerly Powerquest Drive Image), CLICK ME

i_XpUser


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#5
February 16, 2005 at 08:29:14

Another one to try is clone maxx

http://www.pcinspector.de/clone-maxx/uk/welcome.htm

If any advice helps, please post back as it might help others.


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#6
February 16, 2005 at 08:35:37

I've had better experiences with Norton Ghost. You install Ghost, create a diskette, boot from it and that's it, simple as abc.

Jnaders


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#7
February 16, 2005 at 09:24:59

Hello everyone,

Yet another method;

Use the utility disk from the manufacture of the new hard drive, such as Western Digitals Data Lifeguard. I've used that many times along with Maxtors' and Seagates'.

Best Regards,
Mesich



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#8
February 16, 2005 at 10:14:02

I had Norton Ghost...
Do I need to format and partition ( I intend to have 2 partitions ) first before using Norton Ghost or ?
Mine is a Maxtor 80GB HD.

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#9
February 16, 2005 at 10:28:34

metro,

How come you didn't mention you had Norton Ghost in your original post? A lot of people gave you suggestions for nothing.

i_XpUser


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