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Seemingly Simple Hard Disk question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Anator, 15 Oct 2005.

  1. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    I cant believe im asking this, as it seems the most simple thing ever.

    What's the easiest way to completly clone a hard disk, from one to another?

    Just tried a select all and drag over with both of the drives in a pc(with hidden files visible), but its obviously missing some key OS files or something as it says no os detected when i try the new drive.
     
  2. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Ghost it.....

    Norton Ghost or other "imaging"(sp?) softwares
     
  3. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    Quite a coincidence - I had to do this today. I used Acronis TrueImage's wizard to completely clone a 40GB disk across to a new 200GB one for a friend. It only took about half an hour and I'd highly recommend the software for its ease of use :)
     
  4. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I've had problems with Norton Ghost in the past where Acronis True Image has worked every time.

    Edit: Hitman beat me to it!
     
  5. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    Just trying a program called R-Drive Image will let you know the results. I knew about imaging software but couldnt remember whether there was some way to do it from within windows xp, but evidentally there isn't.
     
  6. Anator

    Anator What's a Dremel?

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    Worked fine :) Only a 15 day trial on it though for those that want to try.
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Norton Ghost Cheesecake :rock:
     
  8. dire_wolf

    dire_wolf Last Of The Dovakhiin

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    I'd go with acronis tbh, it's probably the easiest, no-fuss program for the job and I've never had a hiccup from it once . . .
     

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