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changed harddrive to other pc..problem

By J.boyce
May 27, 2005
  1. I got a new hard drive to install on my family pc after copying everything off my old pc. I used Ghost. I installed it on the family pc that has room for only one hard drive. Now my new hard drive is F: instead of C: and many of the programs won't run. Where did I go wrong?
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You need to take an 'image' of the 'old' drive. This would be the WHOLE content of that drive.
    Then you 'restore' that image onto your new drive, which will then also be C: when you put it into your PC.
    Just copying (like you did) is not going to work, you need to 'clone' or use 'image' as above.

    If that family PC has a floppy, you could get a program like "Data Lifeguard" from Western Digital. That can clone HDs. If you'd open that PC, you could probably temporarily hook up that second HD, using a piece of cardboard under the new HD to stop it from making false contact. Then clone as described.

    http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&swid=1
     
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