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Replacing Hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rodfitzpatrick, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. rodfitzpatrick

    rodfitzpatrick Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2001
    Beleive it or not I am still working with a 4.1gig HD
    However I am about to purchase a larger HD
    I know I can slave it, fdisk and format it to use as storage.
    However I would like to know if there is a way I can directly move/copy my entire setup onto the new drive to be able to do without the old drive?
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    The drive you buy should have an installation disk with it, Or it can be downloaded from the manufacturers site.
    The installation disk will help you set up the new drive, copy the old to the new.

    You will need to set the drive up as slave first, then use the software to partition, format, and copy the old drive. Then it's just a matter of changing the jumpers on the drive master/slave making the new drive master.
  3. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    YOu can get a program like Ghost to do it of you can use XCOPY32 from a DOS window to do it. Set up the new drive to be a slave and boot to DOS and do an FDISK and create whatever partitions you want with FAT32, format them and boot to windows. Open a DOS window and type in XCOPY32 C:\ D:\ /C /E /F /H /R /S /V /K Has to be done from in windows. Once the copy process is done shut off the PC and set the jumpers to make it primary master, go into the BIOS and set it up and reboot into Windows.
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