Cloning (ghosting) of a harddrive

By 1cooldude ยท 8 replies
Sep 26, 2007
  1. I have an older ATA hdd (20 gigs) which has reached its capacity (376 MB of free space) and have purchased a new drive (250 gigs). I would like to make the new drive as my C drive and the old drive (20 gig) as a slave (strictly for backups). I've tried using Norton Ghost 12.0 to clone and it's failing in the very last bit of completion.."Norton Ghost couldn't copy all the files" I have tried playing with the settings, with the same outcome. Any ideas to resolve this?? thanks.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    are you trying to copy all your files over to the new drive?

    personally i would install windows on the new drive then copy my files over, then format the 2nd drive

    i've upgraded to a new hard drive a couple of times now and that's how i've done it :)
  3. 1cooldude

    1cooldude TS Rookie Topic Starter


    will try that method. thank you for the reply.
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    try using acronis. Much better program.
  5. garreg_ddu

    garreg_ddu TS Member Posts: 19

    There is a PC cloning tool available from Serif, which should be able to transfer all your installed software, 3rd party drivers and registry changes, including license keys etc., to a new HD or PC. Have a look at
  6. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    as for me...i don't like Ghost.
    I've been using Acronis True Image for a long time with no problem.
  7. Spyder_1386

    Spyder_1386 TS Booster Posts: 498

    hey there. Acronis is probably the best cloning program around. it costs about 42 USD if u buy it tho. doing it any other way is illegal and thus cannot be posted on this site lol....

    Spyder_1386 :)
  8. tob-tob

    tob-tob TS Rookie

    Acronis also has a free trial version. I prefer acronis too.
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    There is a shareware version (that allows up to 7 clones). I know, I used it in Iraq because I had forgotten to bring my bought version over there.
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