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backup to extra internal hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by normy1430, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. normy1430

    normy1430 Thread Starter

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    i recently added an extra hard drive(40gb)internal to my e-machine running wxp-sp2.the new hd came with files i'd like to clear first.then,i want to copy my entire c (os) to the new d drive.is there a way to do so for free? thanks for the help.
     
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    If you want to make an exact copy of your C: drive to your new drive, download the hard drive manufacturer's utility program. This will include a disk-to-disk (cloning) program, probably run from a bootable floppy disk or bootable CD if you haven't got a floppy drive.
    The cloning process will zap anything already on the new drive but, if you really want to clear it first, Google a free download of Heidi's Eraser program (which is always very useful, in any case).
    Be very careful to choose the right source and destination drives when running the cloning process.
    The simplest way to check the newly-cloned drive is to disconnect the existing C: drive; set the new drive as master; and boot up from the new drive. (y)
    Good luck!
     
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    many thanks for your quick answer.i'll let the community know the results as soon as i get it done.normy1430
     
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