I have Nero Start Smart software and I just need more hard drive space. Have to remove the old and put in new since there is not an additional slot.pinntech said:Hello..
What software came with your CD Writer? Also, are you just replacing the drive to have more space and is your current operating system running okay?
There are ways to duplicate an HDD, that is why I was asking.
Let me know what you are using and I should be able to help.
pinntech said:Who is the manufacturer of both drives? I am hoping you have a Western Digital drive, at least one. They have a great utility that will let you make an exact copy of your drive.
There is other software out there, like Norton Ghost that will let you make a copy of your drive, however, you have purchase the software. The Western Digital software is free and can be downloaded from their website. Catch to it is... One of the drives attached to the system must be a Western Digital drive for it to work.
As far as backing up your HDD to CDR. You can copy your documents, pictures and so forth to a CD. However, all your programs and operating system will have to be reinstalled from scratch. I have not ran across any software that will back up your system to CD, as to restore it back to your system in the event of a disaster.
Fill me in!!
I can't slave because my case only has room for one hard drive. But if I use the cdrom cable to be able to slave my new hard drive, will I be able to transfer the info and then put the new drive into the case and then remove the old drive? I don't know what FDISK and format is. Can you help me more? Thank you so much!pinntech said:QTM is Quantum - not sure if they have a tool for duplicating a drive or not.
Yes. You can burn your documents and pictures to a CD-R. However, make sure the CD-R can be read before you start wiping out the old hard disk drive.
Yes. The restoration CDs should restore your computer to factory original, as in when you first bought the computer.
Address book, emails and so on.. That is depends on what email program you are using. If you are using one of the Microsoft products, you can access their knowledge base to find out what files need to be copied and how to restore them.
Here is the link...
Sometimes, it is as simple as copying the .WAB file - Windows Address Book. Some of the other programs let you export them also.
You could also install your new HDD into your system and use the old one as a SLAVE drive, running behind the new one. That would give you the capacity of your new drive, plus the old one.
The really easy way, would be to SLAVE the new one behind the old one and you would not have to reload anything at all. You would only be requred to FDISK the new one and then format it. Then the space of the new drive would be available to you.
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