CLoned Disc Does Asks for New Access Code

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February 4, 2010 at 10:35:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.663 GHz / 3069 MB
I cloned my drive for backup purposes. Now a database that I installed will not use the Access Code that I used on the other drive. It now asks for another code to work with a 4 digit number that is generated on the opening message box. I tried to re-install but still gives a different number and requires different code. Company will not help as it is 10 years old and they want to sell the new version ($350). Is there something that tells the software that the drive is a cloned one? Is there software to help identify the code required? This is a 16 bit software Access Database if that helps any.

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February 4, 2010 at 11:17:06
What did you use to make the clone?
Is the cloned drive in the original system?

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February 4, 2010 at 11:58:33
Acronis cloned the drive. Yes, I use the same system and computer for the cloned drive, the other is in storage as it was full, hence my need for a larger drive and cloning the first.

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February 4, 2010 at 12:10:21
my guess is the software used the drive parameters to create a key that is examined upon each load. Different drive - invalid code. Without knowing exactly how the serialization is taking place I don't see you getting around it.

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February 4, 2010 at 13:15:12
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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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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February 4, 2010 at 17:37:11
Contact Acronis support, since you still have the original Drive (hopefully AS-CLONED) there may be a way to do it over on the new HDD.

Whatever, Backup the new HDD before doing anything.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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February 5, 2010 at 07:47:09
The Software if an electronic pesticide manual with data on pesticides. All of the information is available on the WEB with some searching however the company BCPC had "Wise and Loveys Information Services" put this original compendium together. The information has not changed much and I am only interested in the older pesticides. If I knew Access well enough I am sure I could pull the database out and develop my own shell to import the data to a usable format. Alternatively, I would like to crack the access code that it asks for.

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February 5, 2010 at 12:16:02
I have also determined that it has a DLL file that somehow can determine if it has a copy of the product already installed and then causes and error. The DLL is BCPEMOVE.DLL and the error is "error code 35". Not sure if this helps any.

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