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Here's a Challenge! Copy XP Hard Drive!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ross1420, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. ross1420

    ross1420 Thread Starter

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    I am tired of getting low on HD space. I currently have a 4.3GB drive on my PC with XP Pro on it. I decided to copy the 4.3GB onto a 6.4GB to accommodate and solve the 'low space' issue. I made an exact copy with the exception that the software told me that 3 files could not be copied (ntuser.dat being one of them). The software told me not to worry about it because the OS creates these files upon boot.

    So I take the 4.3GB out and plugin the 6.4GB and boot. All I see on the screen is Windows XP and it locks up. What is going on? I want an exact copy onto the 6.4 just so I have a little more room!

    By the way, I used Western Digital Data Lifeguard to copy the hard drive content from one to the other. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Pancake

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    You have to format and install XP on the 6.4 HD so it will recognise the mother board.This is why it will not boot properly.You can then transfer all the files from the 4.3
     
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