Norton Ghost 2002: FDisk or format first?

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Daniel Davis

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I bought a 15gig hard drive identical to the one in my office machine. I'd like to clone the office hd onto it. Both drives will be in the same machine. When running Norton Ghost 2002...should I fdisk and format the target drive prior to the cloning operation?
 
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Daniel, I don't think this has anything to do with Ghost.

You will have to fdisk and format the new HD before you can do anything with it. The OS will not even see it until that is done.
 

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How can I do this w/o accidentally fdisk'ing and formatting my main hard drive? I notice that cmos has a format option that will let you low level format the slave (new) disk. Do I do that...and then boot and use format command to format the new drive?

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I bought a 15gig hard drive identical to the one in my office machine. I'd like to clone the office hd onto it. Both drives will be in the same machine. When running Norton Ghost 2002...should I fdisk and format the target drive prior to the cloning operation?
 
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I don't know much about low level format, except to Stay Away form it.
There are some good fdisk tutorals around, I don't have them at my finger tips, but if you do a search on this fourm or google you will find them.
To be sure you don't format you c:\ is to be sure there is no reference to c:\ in the format command line.
 
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