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Copy Harddisk

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NavigatorX, Jun 18, 2001.

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  1. NavigatorX

    NavigatorX Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone! Just got a little question.

    I'm trying to upgrade my harddrive I currently have 4G and i just purchased a new 15G HD. I used the program HDCOPY to migrate my data and OS to the new HD. Then i noticed that my new HD also copied the size of the old one and i believe that i formatted it first and i believe it was 15GB before i copied the old HD.

    What do i need to do? Do i have to use another program? Do you know any? or there's just one thing that I need to do to get my original size back?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi NavigatorX
    I have never used hd copy but from this site it looks like there are two different modes of copying. One uses a sector by sector exact disk image (which is what you have done.) The other mode does a logical file copy and leaves the partition table alone. I think this is their

    site.http://212.223.28.218/default.htm

    I use a program called file copy which I run from windows. I think it came from ontract with an IBM drive. You may also want to consider using a program like partition magic. This will get your partition restored back to it's original size and keep the data as is.
     
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