Replacing HD

By Huddy
Feb 20, 2005
  1. Hi everyone its me again.
    At last I am back to square one,all my data on C:and all programmes working fine.
    I have this new HD samsung 7200rpm 80gb I want to install to replace my existing one.
    I originally did a disk to disk copy using Ghost 2002,that transfered everything except the OS and it made the new drive D.I could boot up from D as long as C was a slave.I was advised to use image copy but for that I needed about 20+ disks and trying to reduce the number,I ****ed everything up.
    So is there any way I can transfer everything from C(inc OS) to my new drive and that becomes C:Do I need to buy any software??????
  2. Kevin16

    Kevin16 TS Rookie Posts: 92

    why not have two hard drives instead of replacing your old one?

    But if you want, you can connect your new hard drive to your computer as slave and copy everything over.

    But I dont see why you wouldn't want two hard drives.....
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    go here
    download the DiscWizard for Windows
    run software it will find your drive(works with other drives)
    do a maintance hard drives (if your new drive is formated)
    do copy C:\ to the drive you want
    do not check erase old drive
    after copy is complete remove old drive replace with the new one
    and try to boot
    It has never failed to work for me
    If you don't want to do it this way you need a boot manager
    if all tests and you boot from new drive install the old one as slave
    on boot be ready to get out of chdsk you don't want this to run
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