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{SOLVED} Installing second hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by busterdog, Sep 12, 2000.

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  1. busterdog

    busterdog Thread Starter

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    I have built my own computer with a 20.4g h/d. I think I partitioned it to c & d. To get the files from my old drive to the new on I installed it. The settings are now new drive: c & e old drive D and cd is e. I copied the files over and took the old drive out. The new machine will not boot up now. I posted this on the operating board and was informed that you can not just install a second drive like this. I am now going to have to format and reinstall to the new machine. Once I have done this how do I install a second drive to get my files without messing everything up again.
    Many thanks.
     
  2. busterdog

    busterdog Thread Starter

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    I forgot to mention that both the old and new drives have an operating system on (98se) and both have a primary dos partition.
     
  3. LarryCore

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    If you simply want to dupe the old hard drive over to the new one, I suggest you go to the utility section of my website - www.rkfdcore.com - and download EZDrive. This will setup the partitions on the new drive however you want and copy the old drive to the new one for you. This will correctly move system files, allowing the new drive to be bootable.

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    Many thanks LarryCore
     
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