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moving compressed file from NTFS5 drive to NTFS4 drive on windows 2000

Question: moving compressed file from NTFS5 drive to NTFS4 drive on windows 2000

what is the condition of the file if you move it from an NTFS5 drive to an NTFS4 drive on windows 2000?

Thanks

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Answer: moving compressed file from NTFS5 drive to NTFS4 drive on windows 2000

Try and copy it first and check the condition of the file. Moving should be the same, but if it is not readable (doubtul) then you have your original copy still. Let us know what the result is, please.

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Question: NTFS4 and NTFS5

Hey all,

What, if any, is the difference between these 2 versions of NTFS?

I figured I'd drop a note here while I was searching around.


TIA




Chevy

Answer:NTFS4 and NTFS5

Basically maximum drive size is larger in NTFS5. Not sure that there is a performance increase. Unless your concerned with counting drive space in Terabytes, it's not worth getting into maximum allowable physical disk size, dynamic size, volume size, spanning size, etc.

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So I see many many threads in here about how to move a paging file to a different drive and change its size. My question is, how do you force windows to keep those settings and not set them back to default.

For about a week now I've been trying to get my paging file to stay on my HDD instead of SSD. And no, I don't really care for "just keep it on your SSD" comments - that's not the point.

What can be causing windows to reset my paging file? It doens't just happen on a reboot, it usually happens on the next day after 2-3 reboots. After I change the settings and reboot, it appears that windows keeps them for a bit.

My TMP and TEMP environment variables keep getting reset to C:\WINDOWS\TEMP as well, and I keep changing them to E:\TEMP. And on top of all that, IE will also reset Temporary Internet Files folder.

I have only one account on my PC, so it's not due to the lack of administator priviliges either.

Answer:Windows 7 keeps moving my paging file back to C drive

Post a snipit of your pagefile options. Make sure the highligted option is unchecked. (See below)

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I have a brand-new Sony-Vaio notebook with a pre-installed version of Windows Vista Home Premium. After setting up the notebook, the latest patches and fixes were downloaded via Windows Update. Everything seemed fine until yesterday, when I wanted to transfer a Word document from the laptop to a (new) USB drive (SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive, compatible with Vista, U3 software deactivated). Right after the transfer, a window popped up saying that Windows Explorer had crashed and whether I wanted to restart the program. I restarted it, and it worked. I would like to know what happened to make Windows Explorer crash while transferring a Word document to a USB flash drive and how to prevent this from happening in the future...? I cannot remember Windows Explorer ever crashing in XP Home!
I also have Bluetooth software installed on the notebook (which I'm not using and which I don't need). I read something about Bluetooth being responsible for Windows Explorer crashes. Is that likely?
Scans with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security did not dig out any malware.
 

Answer:Moving file from computer to USB drive: Windows Explorer crashes

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Hi,
How can I move file from C drive to D drive?
 

Answer:Moving file from C-drive to D-back up drive

Right-click drag and drop.
 

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Hello all,
  Duh moment - I right-clicked on my C-drive properties, and selected 'compress drive to save space', and it actually did it!  Yes, even the Boot Manager.  Now I try to boot up, and only get a DOS prompt that says 'BOOTMGR is compressed - Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart'.  I can't boot to my W7 disk.  Not sure what to do now - any ideas, my genious friends?
 
Thank you in advance,
Tom

Answer:Compressed OS drive - Boot Manager now compressed

HI
 
To fix this issue, you need to boot from a Windows 7 install DVD/USB or a system repair disc. Why you can't boot from the Win 7 disc ?.

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Dear All,
I have a problem where i am having 2 application server clustered and both using a common file folder (residing on one app server and access by other through mapping network drive). This common shared folder is storing some files used in application. Now my problem is that because of sharing folder this way, my application starts running slowly and performance is hampered. It application actually stop running as file is not getting opened. If i remove the clustering and just work with one app server (ofcourse file folder residing on the same server) it works fine. Can somebody tell me what can be the problem if i access the files through mapped network drive. I am using windows server 2K with 2 GB RAM.

Appreciate the help on this.

regards
nilesh soni
 

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It is on a computer running XP SP3. Now, it shows up in ?My Computer? but with no statistics and I cannot open it. The drive does not show up in Windows Disk Management. I have gone thru the Seagate website's ?External Drive Trouble Shooter for WinDOWS xp/2000? as well as contacting Seagate Support with no success. I have tried Windows Format, DOS Format, Seatools for Windows, HD LFF Low Level Format, testdisk_win, and Disk Wizard with no success. The drive showed up but they all reported failure in testing and/or accessing the disk. Seatools for DOS sounds like it would do the trick but it didnotrecognizeeitherofmyexternaldrives, theotheroneofwhichisworking.Can anyone recommend a fix? Seems to me that it is a software problem, not a hardware problem, so there should be a software solution. I have very limited funds and can't afford to replace the drive right now. It is used as a backup drive so loss of the data on the drive is not an issue. I'll just run another backup when the drive is restored to health. My boot drive is not backed up on this drive, so that is not a problem.
 

Answer:Seagate expansion hard drive worked fine until I aborted a conversion to a compressed drive

Have you tried reinitializing the drive?
 

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To whomever knows the correct and "safest" way---

I haven't done this in a very long time.
What is the way to accomplish this task?
Joe
 

Answer:Moving page file to another drive..

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I purchase a small 30GB Solid State Drive just to soley run the Windows 7 OS. I understand much of the Windows files/folders, Program files, Users etc. have to stay in this drive for it to operated correctly. Any other programs I have loaded on my computer I've put on my 1 TB partitioned HD (when given the option). Is there an option to safely move some of these files/folders/programs from the C drive to another drive to free up some space on the SSD? It took no time at all for my SSD to only have 7GB left of free space. What about the Perflogs Or other programs such as windows games, DVD maker, stuff like that? For example: Trying to move the "windows games" over to my D drive where I have a programs folder setup and then deleting it from the C drive, it says I need permission for the SYSTEM to make changes. Is it even safe to do so anyway? If so, what are the files that are safe to move without compromising the functionality of the OS? And then, how to get permission from the SYSTEM? I Appreciate any insight. Thanks a bunch

-Adam
 

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Would it be possible to move hibarnete file another drive ? If so , how? Thanks.

Answer:Moving hibernate file to another drive ?

Hiberfile.sys has to remain on the system drive.

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Hi..
I am signed in as the administrator on my windows 7 account. When I try to move a Norton 360 installer file from the desktop to the C: drive/program files/Norton 360 I get an error stating that I need to signed in as the administrator on the account (?).
Anyone have any idea ?

Thanks,
Mark

Answer:Moving file from desktop to C drive

Your Desktop is already on your C: drive if you open Windows explorer & right click on your Desktop & choose properties you will see it's location is C:\Users\username\Desktop.
Run the installer from the desktop , if needed right click the installer & choose run as administrator from the options menu.

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Greetings, I have a second hard drive (empty) and would like to free up space on my primary drive, but I don't know how to move the entire file to the second drive. Example, "my pictures" lots and lots of pics that I would like to move to drive e from drive c. Can this be done? Or does it have to be done pic by pic? Any help for this beginner would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: moving file to second drive

Are you sure that your E: drive is actually another hard disk and not a partition on the same drive as your C: drive?

Of course you could copy files from your C: drive to your E: drive as long as E: is formatted with a file system such as NTFS. Make sure E: is large enough to contain all the files you want moved. Then just select all the files, choose copy, go to the E: drive, and click paste. After you are sure that the files have been properly copied, you can go back to the original files on the C: drive and delete them to free up the space you want.
 

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Hi, I've just installed a Seagate 120GB slave drive in an until now perfectly running HP P4HT XP Home desktop.
I can write files to the new drive, but if I try to move them back or copy to the C Drive, the folder is created as a copy in both cases, but it contains only the first file.
I can usually only delete this bad copy by using Unlocker, which says that explorer has the handle on this first file.
After deletion I then have problems trying to shutdown or restart, with the a file is being used by windows box appearing.

At this point Task Manager won't open , and I usually do a forced shutdown.
The problem doesn't occur in safe mode, and I've changed the slave drive security permissions in safe mode to all access by everybody, logged on as both owner and administrator.

I reformatted the slave drive and ran checkdisk, which says the drive is healthy. I've also run an AV scan and Malwarebytes. Both giving a clean bill of health.

So, I wondered if anybody could throw any light on why this is happening.
All advice appreciated.

Answer:Slave Drive File Moving Problems

Have you checked if the slave drive is write protected ? You need to verify about the doubt. If the disk is write protected, you couldn't move or copy files on it.

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I was moving my temporary folder from my SSD drive to my HDD drive today and after I pushed ok to change the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp that was for TEMP and TMP to D:\TEMP, then closed out Internet Explorer 9, I immediately got a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT 0x4e BSOD.

Id like to know the cause of the BSOD if possible. Was this directly contributed to me having IE9 open while during me changing the TEMP/TMP file location? Could someone please have a look and give me some info if it was a driver or not. Thanks.

Answer:PFN_LIST_CORRUPT while moving my Temp file to other drive

Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.

Memtest.





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*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.



RAM - Test with Memtest86+


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Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).
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not sure if this is in the right topic

like the subject said i was compressing my drive and it said that there is a drive error and i should use scandisk, but i cant get into windows becasue i guess that was part of the drive that was messed up
the following appers now when i start the computer

starting windows 95

drive space found a problem on compressed drive C
to correct problem, type scandisk C: at hte command prompt

the startup process will continue after 30 seconds...
(30 seconds later)

the following file is missing or corrupted: C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS

the following files is missing or corrupted WIN.COM

cannot find WIN.COM unable to continue loding Windows

then it goes to the ms dos promt
i tried typing scandisk C: but i guess that isnt the command prompt?

well if you can help id really appreciate it

Answer:compressed my c drive now windows wont boot

hmm, are u on 98/Me?

why did u need the disk compression?

anyway, the command prompt looks like

C:\> and you cannot use commands like, scandisk C:, though you can use command like, as if your system has already DOS commands in it, then use:

assuming u r on C:\> already, just write scandisk, if still u dont have scandisk command in ur drive, then let me know, i'll uplod it for u on web, and u can download it later from there.

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This is a really strange problem.  Windows 2000 has problems accessing my 3 1/2" floppy drive.  If I try to access a drive through Explorer or a DOS box, Windows can't read the disk.  At first I thought it was a bad drive so I removed it and tested it in another system and found it worked just fine.  I then re-installed it in the system in question and found that I can boot to the floppy drive just fine.  I then rebooted the system with a non-bootable disk in the drive.  When I received the "Non-system disk.  Remove and press any key..." prompt, I ejected the disk, let Windows start and immediately put the disk back in the drive.  Since there is now a disk in the drive as Windows is starting up, it allows access to the disk from Explorer and a DOS box.  It seems that Windows will only allow access to a floppy if it's in the drive when Windows starts up.  Installing a disk in the drive after Windows is up and running doesn't allow access.Any ideas?

Answer:Windows 2000 can't access floppy drive unless disk in drive when starting

I would try this.  Remove the floppy disk.  Open Device Manager and uninstall the floppy drive.  Then, restart the computer.  Does Windows recognize new hardware and install it?

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I always heard about NTFS5 and I also want to try it ... therefore,

how can I get this NTFS5 ? from Windows XP CD?

But windows XP default NTFS version is 3.1, correct? How can I update the latest version of NTFS?

Answer:XP possible using file system NTFS5 instead of NTFS?

Hi,

AFAIK, NTFS 5.0 = Windows 2000, NTFS 5.1 = Windows XP.

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BILL!!!!!

I had a small drive and had seen compress drive 20 gig it took for ever.
and now I get after bios COPUG is compressed press control alt delete to restart.

And we are back where we started.

WHY and how do you offer an option that wrecks your puter?

Any way out other than a reinstall?

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Hiya guys n girls,

I was wondering if compressing ur hard drive is a good idea or not, what are the advantages and dis-advantages?

If any

Answer:Hard Drive: Compressed or not to be compressed?

leave it as non-compressed.

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Hello, my external hard drive is 320gb and I have used up almost 30gb of it. I wanted to transfer an iso file of 7.7gb onto my hard drive but whenever I try to copy it, an error comes up saying not enough space to move. But there is still 290gb of free space! I recently copied around 20gb of home videos from my HDD camcorder but it doesn't copy this iso file. Please can someone assist me. Thank you very much. I am using Windows XP Home, 1gb RAM, external hard drive is in FAT32 Format.

Answer:Moving large file to external hard drive

It is probably because the drive is FAT32 - see this similar thread click here

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I was wondering if there would be an advantage to moving the paging file to a separate partition on the same SSD keeping all the software on the "C" Drive & games on "E" Drive.

Or

Would this only work if I used another SSD of 30gb size ?

I am wondering this through my mind at the moment see picture for layout below ?



Your thoughts on this matter would be appreciated & I am doing this just to see if I can improve performance even more ?

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I was wondering if there would be an advantage to moving the paging file to a separate partition on the same SSD keeping all the software on the "C" Drive & games on "E" Drive.

Or

Would this only work if I used another SSD of 30gb size ?

I am wondering this through my mind at the moment see picture for layout below ?



Your thoughts on this matter would be appreciated & I am doing this just to see if I can improve performance even more ?

Answer:Moving paging file to seperate partition on same drive ?

As I see it having a separate partition for the pagefile has only disadvantages. It is the same problem with all partitioning schemes, one partition runs short on space while others have space to spare. Organization is best accomplished with folders, not partitions. It will not improve performance. With a conventional drive it would impair it.

Most attempts to optimize the pagefile are wasted effort. If you have a reasonable amount of RAM, and the 32 GB according to your profile is more than reasonable, it will not be used enough to make a difference. You could put it on a separate drive but that will only conserve space on the main drive. It would gain nothing in performance unless your system was pushed to it's limits and the pagefile was much used. Even the the gains would be marginal.

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I have two hard drives in my system and have windows xp sp2 on the smaller one and I want to move it on to the other bigger hard drive. Is there a way to move windows to the new bigger hard drive and change all the connections to the drive?
 

Answer:Moving windows(from drive to drive)

Yes there are a number of tools out there. Some free and others not... here's a short list
Ultimate Boot CD
Awesome and free. Will allow you to copy and destroy your disks with ease so spend sometime reading about the tools before use.

Acronis True Image
Awesome and not free. Easy to use and can be used as a backup solution as well.

Seagate DiscWizard
If you have a Seagate drive.

You can also check other HD manufactures sites. They often have tools just for this purpose.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have just done a clean, fresh reinstall of Windows 10 using the USB media creation tool (installs a clean 1607 build and then I update it), but I'm running on a laptop with small SSD and a huge secondary hard drive. So now I want to migrate the C:\USERS folder location to D: drive. I am trying to follow an excellent guide from tenforums, using the relocate.xml file. However, on my Windows 10 USB boot stock, I do not have the \sources\install.wim file necessary for this step.

The only wim file there is on the USB media stick is \sources\boot.wim.

Can I still go on with the procedure described above and put "boot.wim" instead of "install.wim" on the USB drive (G in the relocate.xml file?

I would very much try to avoid digging up the Windows 10 original CD which does have the install.wim file. First, I'm not sure where it is, but also, I am trying to solve a very annoying problem with windows, which has happenned during the update of older Windows 10 build to anniversary update - so I would like to avoid any windows components or installation that are older than 1607 build, like the Windows 10 CD.
Thanks

Answer:Moving USERS folder to D: drive, no install.wim file, just boot.wim?

Notice at the beginning of the tutorial you linked to (Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums) that you have to use Option One to get the Windows ISO file to create the Windows 10 USB flash drive from. It contains install.wim. The USB flash drive that the Media Creation Tool Creates (which is Option Two) contains install.esd in the sources folder instead of install.wim.

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

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How can I move a file from a bitlocker drive to a drive without encryption.
Bitlocker does not decrypt files when moving file from hard drive to another device. 
Computer (1) with bitlocker.  Computer (2) without bitlocker
When I move a file from Computer (1) to Computer (2) the file is not accessible on Computer (2).  I moved the file via an unencrypted USB.  The file is not being decrypted when it is moved to the USB.  
I can remove the decryption one file at a time by going to properties and advanced attributes by unchecking the "Encrpyt contents to secure data".  I have not found a way to have bitlocker to properly decrypt as the file or multiple files
are moved to another device.  
This is happened before and after a motherboard replacement that required a new encryption.

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move the OS (windows 7) to the new C drive?

Answer:Installing SSD drive as C drive, moving current C drive to D. Once done how do I

Why not just use the SSD drive manuf. free utilities to "clone" the old drive to the new one ? ?

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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Dear Sir/Madame,
I was moving video files (AVI) from an external backup drive (WD Element) to another external backup drive (Seagate expansion) after having moved another video file from my laptop (Acer) to that Seagate external drive. The night before I had moved some video files from the WD to the Seagate with no problem but using a different laptop (Sony). These video files are all rather large and I can tell that the space is still being allocated on the Seagate because while the folder cannot be seen the space that was there is still being used by the Seagate because I am missing over 100GB which would be about the size of that now missing folder.

What happened was there was a message that the Seagate drive could not be recognized while the files were in the process of being moved to that drive from the WD. This is after I had already moved a video file of about 26GB with no problem into that now missing folder. When I saw the message I attempted several times to move files to that Seagate drive but I could not so I unplugged the Seagate drive from that laptop (Acer) then reinserted it into the usb port. I got a repair message that said it needed to be repaired because some files were corrupted and that no data would be lost but the drive would be unavailable during the repairs so I checked ok. It took only about 30 seconds and it said the repairs were completed and the drive was available but I noticed that the folder that I was moving the video files to was n... Read more

Answer:Was moving files to external drive, drive not recognized and lost all

Dear Sir/Madame,
Update to the problem with the missing folder, I use the Acer to record audio and video files to it -- I saw a message that it was low on memory so I decided to connect the WD elements external drive to free up some storage. When I attached the WD Elements drive as the drive booted up to be recognized the missing folder appeared as an option to be opened but the folder never resided on that drive it was on the Seagate drive (the folder is entitled documentary footage moved from WD Elements). I clicked on it just to see what would happen and received this message "E:\Documentary footage from WD Elements is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the l."

So I thought let me connect the Seagate to see if Windows will find it there but when I connected the Seagate I still could not access the folder. It appears that for some reason Windows 10 confused that the folder was resident on the wrong drive (WD Elements) during the transfer of files to the original folder at the time it stated it could not access the Seagate drive so perhaps that is the reason the folder became missing.

I do not know what to believe as I still suspect that this is a windows 10 problem and not an external drive problem but I do not know how to fix it. My initial thought is... Read more

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I've bought a 150gb raptor x to put a new installation of Vista Home Premium on. I want to keep my old hard drive for files and stuff. My question is is how do I transfer my old setting to the new installation? Also how should I remove vista from the old drive with out removing all my personal files?

any help would be great, thanks!
 

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A friend gave me an old computer with XP Pro on it, but no backup XP disc. The old hard drive(C) is only 12 GB, so I bought and installed a new internal 250 GB drive(E). I want to transfer all my data from the small C drive to the new E drive and then make the new E drive my Primary master. So far, I have been able to copy the contents of my C drive to the E drive. I'm new to doing this, so I am unclear about where to access the XP operating system and whether I can transfer it to my new drive, so my new E drive will work like my old one. Naturally, I rather not have to buy a new XP disc, if I can move my existing XP to my new drive. Is there a way to do this? Thanks alot for any advice.

Answer:Moving operating system from old drive to a new drive? (RESOLVED)

Hi there.Welcome aboard.
Yes, there is a way to do this. Follow the instructions in this article. Don't be put off my the size of the article, it's very easy to follow.If you have any problems or queries don't be afraid to ask. Good luck.

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Hi,

The HDD is partitioned with Users in "C" drive along with all system/vista files. C drive now over full. Have tried to copy User folder to "E" drive with only partial success. Would like to remove it from C altogether and move to E - in order to keep sstem and data files separate.

Any ideas much appreciated.

Many Thanks,

Simon

Answer:Re: Moving User folder from C drive to E drive Satellite L40-17U

Hi

You have just to change the path in the folder properties.
Make a right click on the folder, choose properties and there should be a option which allows you to change the patch.

Cheers

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Hi,
I currently have a RAID 1+0 set up with a 4 channel pci Raid card, configured into 3 partitions. The C drive partition resides in this RAID. What I want to do is install a seperate hard drive off the primary IDE channel of the motherboard, and use this as my boot/C drive, while keeping the RAID for data and programs. How can I set up the new C drive and ignore what is on the RAID C drive? I have read in some other posts about doing a repair reinstall of XP Pro, but I'm not exactly sure of the process for moving my current settings. Should I remove the RAID card until the new C drive is set up, and just make sure the BIOS is set to look for the motherboard C drive first? Then hook up the RAID again? And how do I get the old settings into the new install of XP? Could I possibly do this by Ghosting my current C drive?

My current C partition is only 5 GB, which is partly why I want to put it on a larger stand-alone drive. Also, this should improve performance overall.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
docbob
 

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I know this question gets asked alot, but I have windows 10 installed on my 120gb ssd, I also have a 1tb hdd that has nothing no it and is completely useless because all of the program files etc is installed on the ssd, the ssd is nearly full too, is there actually a safe way of doing this? I'm quite new to this too.

Answer:Moving programs from boot drive to storage drive

Keep you OS and Programs on the SSD, but store all you files on the HD.
To move them you can "Drag and Drop" or "Copy and Paste". Do not delete them until you are sure that the move has been successful. When saving new files, select "Save As" and specify the HD Drive letter.

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i have a dual boot win me/2k system...it was fat 32 but i converted it to ntfs so i could set some file permissions to keep people from messing with my files...i know that win me cant boot from an ntfs partition but i guess i just wasnt thinking...anyway i need to know if there is a way to search for files with the "compress file to save space" box checked under the properties of the file after you click on advanced...i cant convert it back to fat 32 to access win me because partition magic says that there are compressed pr sparce files in the volume
 

Answer:compressed files in windows 2000

I am not aware of a way to search just for compressed files, but you can set windows to display compressed file names in a different color.

Open Explorer
Go to tools, folder options.
Click on view
Check the box that says to display compressed files with alternate color.

Mine displays compressed file names in blue and regular ones in black.
 

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right now i have windows xp prof. installed on an 80 gig drive along with some music, photos, games, etc. i would like to move the windows install to a smaller and seperate drive..how would i go about doing this?

i want to keep my files intact, and my settings too, if possible.

should i copy the entire current drive (maybe 15 gigs right now) to the smaller drive, then move the programs and storage and such back to the 80gig? if so, all my shortcuts would be messed up...is there a program that will help with this process?

is there an easier way?

also, if i bought a second 80 gig drive, is there any way to RAID 0 the drives even with data on it? and is there a way to redistribute the data to both drives?

thanks for any help.....

Answer:moving windows to new drive

you will need to clone that harddrive using a disk cloning software like ghost....

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I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software question; I'll start here:(please read the whole thing before replying - I've already done some research, so there's a decent chance I've already tried - or can't try - the basic suggestions)I'm in the process of building a new PC (you may know me from such message threads as "Bad CPU/mobo/both"). Because my old PC died, I'm moving the hard drive from the old one to the new one. Everything else in the new PC is new, so Windows XP will properly see that the PC's "signature" has changed.Here's the part that I screwed up: When I saw that the hard drive worked in the new PC, I got so excited that I tried to go into Windows XP. I know now that it was a Really Bad Idea.I saw the bootstrap (white bar across the bottom) screen, then a blue error screen flash very quickly - I couldn't read anything on it, then the PC rebooted itself.My bottom line question will be: How can this Windows XP (Pro w/SP2) be saved? But first, some additional info:This is NOT an OEM copy of XP, and it's not a cloned drive. This is a legal copy of XP and a legal move of the drive.I have the original XP installation CD (without SP2; it might be SP1).The drive is a dual boot - I can successfully get into Win 98 (SE).When I try now to get into XP, it tells me that the last attempt to load Windows failed (possible to due to a hardware change, which is correct), and that I should try Safe Mode. Safe mode doesn't work either - same reboot issue. Sa... Read more

Answer:Moving Drive with Windows XP on it

You can not move a Hard Disk Drive from one computer to another. Especially not if Windows XP is installed. Pre-Windows XP operating systems may be more forgiving.

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Hey guys,

Has anyone moved Windows XP from one drive on the same computer to another (no I don't count moving it from the D drive to the HD, smarty ).

If so, is it as hard and slow as a total reinstall or is there an easier way? I may want to move my OS to a smaller HD and use the bigger one as a dedicated streaming drive, but I would rather not go through a lot of suffering and have to travel to the dreaded land of reactivation if possible (especially since I just reinstalled and reactivated this weekend because of some corrupted system files).

Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks,
Dave
 

Answer:Moving Windows XP to different drive.

You can move it by using a tool like ghost. Use that to make an iamge and then use the image to put it on the other HD. Don't try to just copy all the files from one to the other, as that wouldn't work too well(if at all).
 

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Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up a new SSD and I want to transfer my Windows 7 installation and my FSX installation onto the SSD. My FSX folder is 60 GB so it should fit. Is there a way to move just the operating system files over? I installed in October so a reinstall wouldnt kill me, but I feel I was just getting settled in this new system.
Thanks for your help.

Answer:Moving Windows 7 to another drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shinysuitman


Tomorrow I'm gonna pick up a new SSD and I want to transfer my Windows 7 installation and my FSX installation onto the SSD. My FSX folder is 60 GB so it should fit. Is there a way to move just the operating system files over? I installed in October so a reinstall wouldnt kill me, but I feel I was just getting settled in this new system.
Thanks for your help.


A back up disc,the likes of paragon would suit i think.
Then boot using the boot disc and "restore" your files to your new hard drive.
Essentially its the same system,so i cant see why it wouldnt work.

But id advise waiting until someone else confrims it.

Dan

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Alright, so here is the lowdown...I have two internal hard drives (we will call them 7 and XP, for simplicities sake ). I originally had XP installed on one of the drives, while the other was a storage drive. To make my transition to 7 smoother, I installed 7 on the storage drive, basically dual-booting for a little while. Now I would like to format and clean out the XP drive and make that my storage drive - but my system is still viewing the XP drive as the "active, system drive" and won't allow me to format it. Even if I unplug that drive and attempt to boot only to the 7 drive, it won't let me. I have tried startup repair with the 7 DVD at least a dozen times, as well as running the bootsect command to get the MBR onto the 7 drive, but no luck yet (and I have tried both with the XP drive plugged in as well as unplugged).

There has got to be a way for me to get the boot record on the 7 drive and allow it to boot by itself, right? Without me having to reinstall 7? Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

Answer:Moving MBR to Windows 7 drive

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

There are two ways listed using Win 7 disk.
Disconnecting the XP hard drive may be necessary I would think.

Mike

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I'm wanting to move my copy of Windows 7 OEM Ultimate x64 to a new drive, with all the programs and that without reinstalling.
I'm wanting to move it from my WD Black SATA2 drive to a SATA3 drive, which will be done via a PCIe Card. If this isn't possible to do, I'm fine using a fast SATA 2 drive.

What would I need to do for this guys?
I'm wondering if copying all the required folders Windows needs, putting them on a same-sized drive, unplugging the WD Black and doing a boot with that in the same SATA port.

Answer:Moving Windows 7 to another drive

I think that Acronis True Image should help you. Clone your HDD.

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I have searched your site for this topic, but the thread I found used an external link that was apparently broken, so I am forced to ask.

I am dual-booting Windows 7 + Ubuntu 10.10. I would like to move my windows os to another drive. The reason I don't want to reinstall it is because I don't want to reinstall all my software and because I don't have an installation disc (my laptop was preloaded). Anyway, I have acccess to the linux "dd" command, but if I move my Windows partition to another drive, will it still work or will the Microsoft team of trained assassins hunt me down because that's illegal?

ALSO NOTE: Windows came preloaded with THREE partitions: One recovery partition, a SYSTEM RESERVED partition, and the windows partition itself. Do I have to take thes into consideration? Thanks!

Answer:Moving windows to a new drive

Yes it is possible and you have a few options to do this, 1 is to install the new hdd in to the laptop and insert your recovery disk. I did this with my gateway laptop when the hdd died on me, 2 is to use norton ghost and copy all partitions to the new drive. It is legal to put windows on a new drive as long as it is on the original pc it was first installed on. If the new drive comes in a retail box you will get software to tranfer over your partitions to the new drive, if its an oem drive and comes with out a box then you can go to seagate or western digital and download the software there.

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Hey guys after a virus i have to reinstall windows on a laptop and i have a desktop with the same windows on it and i was wondering if i could take the whole C drive and Copy and Paste it onto the other windows folder on the laptop and have all my programs from my desktop working on my laptop? i know id have to reinstal drivers for the laptop stuff but i mean like programs such as photoshop and such will they still run? and whats a good back up program that i can take a image of my harddrive after a full format with a fresh windows XP on it with my basic programs on it to that i could burn to a DVD and through windows restore to that image? Thanks for any help you guys can provide and merry christmas
 

Answer:Moving a windows drive.

You cannot copy the drive, as you are not taking all the registry entries as well, and therefore it will not work

You can clone the drive
http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/HDClone_Free_Edition/hdclonefree.html
And then Restore the clone image on the next computer
But you will need to do a Windows Repair (from bootup) straight after clone

I use Ghost to clone, but this is a licensed product

Oh, and Merry X-mas to you too.
 

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I've got three drives - C is 40Gb and mostly open. D is 4 Gb and 1/2 full of music files. E is 4 Gb and has about 350 Mb free. Windows XP is, unfortunately, on the E drive.

I'd like to move Windows from E: to C:. Is there a process or a product out there that can do this, or am I going to have to reformat and start over? My version of XP is an upgrade. I'm afraid that if I reformat, I'm going to have to buy a new version of Windows...

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Frady
 

Answer:Moving Windows to Another Drive

First of all, you can do a format / clean install of xp with the upgrade disk. You do need a legit copy of win9x or win2k to do the clean install with an upgrade disk.

You can do this, however it will be somewhat involved and you will end up with problems anyway. When you install an app, it installs files to the windows or windows/system32 folder. The registry contains the references for these files that are now on E. If you make the system drive C, you most likely will need to reinstall some / all apps.

If you really want to do this, post back and I can give you instructions. Again, I recommend a clean install of the os.
 

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Hello,

I have received a new SSD and I am considering moving my install of Win 7 Pro 64bit onto the new SSD. Currently I Win 7 boots from a 2TB WD Black HDD, and I use a Crucial M500 240GB SSD for a couple of programs. I am going to be adding a new MX200 500GB drive in addition to these for daily use. Note that I do have two other HDDs which are purely for data back up.

Currently there are no partitions on the boot HDD.

Typically I would clone the entire drive with Acronis, however, I am using 1.12TB of space on my HDD so directly cloning my boot drive over to a smaller 500GB SSD will not be possible. I am wondering if there is a way to add the new 500GB SSD and then move just my Windows 7 install over to it?

Answer:Moving Windows 7 to new drive

Are you meaning you will uninstall Windows 7 from its former home [the older HD] and installing said Windows 7 onto a new HD? If so, make sure the new HD is Primary and Active, while the old HD is "demoted" to Logical. And if you have a System Reserved hidden partition, take care, ensure a System Reserved partition exists on the new HD before absorbing the old HD's SysRes partition into the old HD's main partition.

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Hello,

I have received a new SSD and I am considering moving my install of Win 7 Pro 64bit onto the new SSD. Currently I Win 7 boots from a 2TB WD Black HDD, and I use a Crucial M500 240GB SSD for a couple of programs. I am going to be adding a new MX200 500GB drive in addition to these for daily use. Note that I do have two other HDDs which are purely for data back up.

Currently there are no partitions on the boot HDD.

Typically I would clone the entire drive with Acronis, however, I am using 1.12TB of space on my HDD so directly cloning my boot drive over to a smaller 500GB SSD will not be possible. I am wondering if there is a way to add the new 500GB SSD and then move just my Windows 7 install over to it?

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I have a hard drive with Windows XP installed that I need to get information off of before I format it. I had to change the motherboard and it won't boot into Windows. Is it best to set it up as a slave and put it into my other computer running Windows XP, will the 2 operating systems conflict? Or do a repair install with the new motherboard? The old computer (bad motherboard) was an E Machine #T2895, I have the E Machine restore CD's but they say they will only work in an E Machine.
 

Answer:Moving hard drive with Windows XP

Is it best to set it up as a slave and put it into my other computer running Windows XP,
Click to expand...

Thats how I would do it - as a slave no conflict with OS's
 

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Hi, I have just purchased a Yoga 2 13.3 with 500GB HD and a 25GB SSD drive. I have noticed that the system is a bit slow because the Window 8.1 is installed on the mechanical Hard Drive instead of the Flash SSD drive. How can I move the Windows 8.1 installation to the SSD drive.  I have a 25GB empty drive. Thank You,  Tareq













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Answer:Moving Windows 8.1 to the SSD Flash drive.

Your 25GB SSD is acting as a SSD cache rather than a dedicated SSD. I suggest to keep the setup alone as this might mess up the recovery partition on your HDD.

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I've got two related problems. But I'll start with the laptop. I want to put Linux on it as my core OS but I don't want to lose the original OS (windows 7 64-bit)

So I've moved the hard drive to a USB3.0 drive cage. When it boots I get a blue screen of death (even on the recovery screen)

So what do I need to do to get windows 7 to boot from a USB drive so I don't have to keep taking the laptop a part to put the "original" hard drive back any time there's a need to load up windows.

Answer:Moving Windows 7 boot drive to USB

Don`t want to dual boot ?

Windows 7 is not supposed to be able to boot from usb, but I`ve read a thread or two here where people have had success.

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My Windows 7 OS is currently on a 56 GB SSD. I believe I would like to run it and everything on my computer from either of my 458 GB regular hard drives.

The reason for doing this is because I do not have enough space to operate or make updates to Windows 7 on my SSD. Six months ago, I sought out and received some excellent help in attempting to get the amount of used memory of the SSD down in the thread below.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/hard-drive-space-problems.296225/

In the end, we decided that it couldn't be done. Each time I freed up space, it would somehow be gobbled up and I couldn't make an update to Windows 7. Grad school started again, I became very busy and had to put off fixing this problem. Now I am off for the summer and have time to address the issues again.

I would just now like to move the OS to a different drive and be able to operate the computer without space restraints. Some questions:

1. Is this the best idea? Is there any other solution that wouldn't involve purchasing expensive hardware?

2. Is there a step by step list/guide that I should follow? Similar FAQ's and guides have been extremely helpful here in the past.

3. How do I do this?

Thank you very much in advance for any help you might be able to give. You all have been incredible in the past.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Help Moving To A Different Hard Drive

Have a look at HDClone Free Edition.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hdclone_free_edition.html
 

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I currently have windows 7 x64 build 7048 installed on a 160gb drive. I'm only using about 38gb of it.

I want to know how to move this installation over to a 150gb raptor I also have in this computer.
Windows imaging just puts a image file on that drive. I have tried driveimageXML but it won't do it because the 2nd drive is slightly smaller than the original. Even though I only have a small amount of data.

Is it possible to move my windows 7 install from my 160gb drive to my 150gb drive and have it bootable?
 

Answer:Moving windows 7 install to another drive

Possible Acronis True Image?

I do this all the time with an app for OS X called Superduper, easy as can be. Gives a nice little interface where you select a source drive and a destination drive. I know that doesn't help you but hopefully there is a Windows app that is that simple. Somehow I doubt that though, it will be drowning in a million options and parameters...

Sorry for my rant, I have temporarily switched to using my iMac full time and have been missing its incredible ease of use.
 

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I would like to move windows 7 and some of my games and apps to my new faster HDD, how would i go about doing this correctly? (so it is the boot drive and games run from the new drive)

thanks for any info
 

Answer:Moving windows 7 & apps to another drive

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I'm going to try to be as specific as I can here. I have an old Seagate 500Gb SATA1 dinosaur and I want to upgrade to a 2-3 TB SATA 3.x. There's no corruption or technical issues yet (fingers crossed), I'm just upgrading because I'm out of room, (even after a running Ccleaner) and games keep getting bigger. I do not care to keep partition sizes the same or the arrangement of file clusters on the drive. What I do care about is the look and feel on the users end, I want it to look and feel like it always did, and the only visible difference to a user is the free space remaining on C: and the speed.

Things to note in the offbeat chance that they are important.
I am using 4Gb of DDR3 with a AMD FX 8120 8 core with no RAID settings of any kind. This is all seated on a Gigabyte AM3+ motherboard.


I need to know just what kind of software I will need if I want to:
A) install the new HD into my pc's housing 1st.
B) Install the utility software on my currently used drive, and use said software to transfer out from there.
C) Create a duplicate of my existing drive, so that it looks and feels like it always did.
D) Not need the old drive after that, meaning I could format the original drive for data storage, or even throw it away if I felt like it.
 

Answer:Need help moving windows to a new hard drive

Acronis: clone the hard drive http://www.acronis.com/articles/cloning-software/
then extend the C partition.
http://kb.acronis.com/content/33818
 

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When I first installed XP, I have no idea it would take up so much disk space. I installed XP on a 2gb partition (go me :x). I also have 2 other drives, one being 10gb and the other being 60 (with 15gb left). I want to move XP to one of them. How would I do this? Should I just reinstall XP to one of those drives?

Answer:Moving all my windows stuff to another drive.

Reinstall it on the 60 giga-bye drive. Keep back up, on the 2 GB. Keep songs movies etc, on the 10 GB.

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You will all no doubt think this should go to the "Beginners" section but I thought the cleverer people read this section. O.k., enough butt kissing, now to my problem. I installed a larger hard drive some time ago and left Windows on the old 10 gb drive with working programs (eg Mozilla) but there isn't much left on the old drive now and everything is running slow. I have no back up cd for Windows and as, I believe, I would need to have a reg. no. to move it to the larger drive. Is this correct and I'm up the swanny without a paddle, or have one of you cleverer chappies or chapesses got an answer for me

Answer:Moving Windows to bigger drive

you would need to clone the drive programs such as norton ghost or acronis true image could achieve this for you

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old pc: with the toggle set in 'slave' position & having a 40 pin connector (actually 39, with bottom center slot blanked on the connector cable/drive):

new pc:
- does it matter if another single channel connector has 40 pins or should there be the 39/with blanked out connector?

- does the toggle get moved to 'master' position, is it pulled altogether, or where does the toggle go on a new single channel setup (other drives are SATA) where it will be used as the only IDE for backup purposes only?
 

Answer:moving IDE slave drive to new pc backup drive

If there is nothing else on the IDE Cable but the hdd then the jumper should be set to master.
 

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I'm about to install a new second 120GB hard drive and want to move my 'My Documents' folder to the new drive as opposed to it being on c.Obviously I can do this easily in windows by drag 'n'n drop, but will it like it with the folder containing about 100gig of data?Is there another way I should do it?Thanks(win xp home)

Answer:Moving 100GB folder from c drive to f drive

It will do it (done similar at work across a network). However, get your knitting out or make several sequential cups of coffee.

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Can I move my Hard Drive with Windows from a Intel Computer to an AMD computer without reinstallation of Windows??

Thanks
 

Answer:Help! moving hard drive...without Windows Reinstallation?

Not
Bloody
Likely

You are obviously going to be changing motherboard, which means chipset changes, etc..
Besides..
Since you are upgrading, nows the best time to do a clean reinstall to get rid of all the excess that builds up.
 

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Hello Geeks,

My mums computer has recently started to randomly cut out, sometimes 5 seconds after turning on, sometimes 10 mins. either way, when it does it can short out the whole house on the fuse box.
its an old PC, so probably the PSU is dead/dying (its about 6 years old).
She recently upgraded to windows 7 from XP, which is a clean install and a lot of faff because she uses picasa to organise photos and recognise faces and lots of things like this.
my sis has two computers atm, one is spare so my mum is stealing it

so my mums broken computer is windows 7, which was installed from a disc by her, not by HP or MESH or anyone like that so it shouldn't be hardware sensitive, and the new computer is already windows 7, but has a different processor and Mobo.
The new computer also has different graphics hardware to the broken computer, but if i move the drive from my mums computer and boot it on safe mode on the new machine then will windows be clever like it should be and find the new drivers and work?
Im trying to avoid another clean instal if possible...

Thanks

Rich
 

Answer:Moving windows 7 Hard Drive to new system?

Should work just fine in safe mode, although you should always get the drivers from the manufacturer's website, I have had issues in the past with Windows Update drivers for mobo, LAN, video, etc.
 

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Will Microsoft's XP licensing restrictions prevent me from moving XP from a dying hard drive to a new one?

On a similar note, anyone ever use Western Digital's Data Lifeguard toolset for doing just that ... among other things?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Procedure for moving Windows XP from one hard drive to another

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Hello.

I would be grateful if anyone would help me with the following problem:

I have recently moved my hard drives from one computer to another (because my normal one has hardware trouble and probably needs repair). But Windows will not boot on the new machine. I get to the loading screen, then it crashes with a Bluescreen of Death. I can boot in Safe Mode, though.

I've done some googling, and most people seem to recommend the "system restore" feature to restore the system to a previous configuration that was known to work. But I am thinking that this probably won't work, since I've never had a working configuration with this hardware.

I've tried booting in safe mode and installing a driver for my video card (see below), but this didn't prevent the crash. I also tried to find a driver for my sound card, but couldn't find it.

I have also tried running the Recovery Console. I can get into the console easily enough, but I couldn't figure out what to do there. (I've used the console before, long ago, but I must have forgotten how.)

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2.
My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX.
My sound card is: VIA Technologies VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC37 Audio Controller (at least, that is what the Audio Configuration in Linux tells me).

Can anyone advise me?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:After moving hard drive, Windows won't boot

you need to format the hard drive and reinstall a clean windows system, and have your chipset drivers on the motherboard disk available.

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With reference to my previous thread (Help! Problem with system restore and SMART Hard Drive detection) I am buying a new hard drive and a universal drive adapter in order to hopefully get the majority of my data from the old hard drive.

The only thing I'm unsure of is how to get the Windows folders off my old hard drive and onto the new one, considering that the only tools available to me are cmd and BIOS. I may be able to use somebody's working computer - if so, is it just a case of using the UDA to move the files between the two hard drives?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Moving Windows from broken hard drive

Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

It may give you some idea.

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I am trying to upgrade my work hard drive (80 GB) because I was running out of space to a Samsung SSD drive (256 GB). I created a system image and a system restore disk in preparation using windows tools. Then I swapped the drives tying to get the SSD to be the primary. No luck. Then I swapped back the old drive (my failsafe) but it failed to boot as well, suspect MBR was damaged. So I reimaged old drive to a personal windows 7 image. but that didn't help, though it proved the drive was usable.
I now have copied the system image data onto the old drive from the SSD drive using the command prompt in the system restore session. So I have a system image on both the new and old drives.
I have the old drive connected with cables to the USB port. The SSD is installed in the laptop. I am trying to use the system restore disk to restore the backup image on the USB drive (old hard disk) to the SSD drive. I keep getting an error with multiple potential issues:
1. A probable system disk may have been excluded by mistake (I don't think so)
2. A USB disk may have been assigned as a system disk (seems possible, but their solution doesn't work)
3. An invalid disk may have been assigned as a system disk (seems possible, but their solution doesn't work)

Next step I want to try is to move the data to a network drive to see if that works but I am not optimistic.

Answer:Moving to SSD drive on Dell Latitude windows 64 bit

ok, so it appears that I could simply now restore from C: to C: now that I have a system restore copy on the SB drive, which would not allow me to execute before.

Cool!

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I would like to know how I can move my Windows XP Home Ed to my secondary drive, as my primary (4GB) is full and causes problems, without re-installing.I know you cannot copy your windows dir and then use Msconfig or edit boot.ini to add another boot path.Any help?Thanx.C

Answer:Moving Windows directory to secondary drive

jcsmook> If I understand your needs correctly, why not keep the operating system & programmes on your primary drive and transfer all your data to the secondary drive. this is good practise where a secondary drive exists as it means that, in the event of a system crash your data will not be compromised

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Question: compressed C-drive

Hi everyone. In a bid to free some space on the C-drive of my laptop I compressed it but the result is a message: "TFGHT is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". When I do that the same message re-appears. Please advise me on the appropriate way to restart the laptop
 

Answer:compressed C-drive

Can you restart the computer from the start menu? If not push & hold the power button until it turns off, then turn it back on.

I did some google searches & by compressing your C Drive you compressed some files that can't be compressed & the only way to undo it is to repair windows from the cd. The site below will tell you how to repair windows xp.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsystems/ss/instxprepair1.htm
 

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Question: C drive compressed

Friends,My son accidentally compressed my desktops C drive.My OS is Win 7.How to reverse that act?Now computer says, boot sector compressed, press Ctrl+Alt+Enter. Nothing happens other than re-appearing this message.Help!!!

Answer:C drive compressed

Friends,My son accidentally compressed my desktops C drive.My OS is Win 7.How to reverse that act?Now computer says, BOOTMGR is compressed, press Ctrl+Alt+Enter. Nothing happens other than re-appearing this message.Help!!!

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I have been given a H/D from a friend to repair/get working. He had a system with windows XP with 2 other drive in his system. These drives were compressed. He has then reinstalled XP on his c: drive and now the other two drive cannot be seen by the system. the drives can be seen but when you go to access them it says "do you wish to format the drive".

Can anyone please tell me if there is any way to reserect the drives for him.

thanks
Darren
 

Answer:help RE: compressed drive

What or how did this person compress the drives...If it was done with XP Pro and he reinstalled the OS he could have problems because XP uses a "Key" to compress and encrypt...if he compressed and encyrpted the drives and then he reinstalled the OS ...he is out of luck because he doesn't have the "Key" to decrypt the drives...
If he compressed the drives using another form of sofware..then you should be able to use the same software to access the drives..

-Ice
 

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win7 pro is installed on C drive with limited space becuase its on a SSD 120gb. I want to move the windows update folder software distro to the F drive that i have with plenty of space then create a junction. i found a how to but some parts of it dont work or dont allow me to change some things. is there another way to do this? try conservere space. can windows updates be deleted instead if not would be nice if i could have windows updates write to another drive.



when i run a junction command it says junciton not recognized as a command, also when i run this command:


rename C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.del it says access denied im an administrator and ran cmd as admin

Answer:moving Windows update folder to different drive - junction

  
Quote: Originally Posted by scripttron75


...can windows updates be deleted instead....


Stop the Windows Update service (wuauserv)....
...then delete SoftwareDistribution.

The next scan for updates will take a while.
View update history will be empty, but View installed updates is still available.
Any hidden updates will be unhidden.

More info can be found here:
Windows Update - Reset

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I have an external USB hard drive with all my music on it. I recently moved to a new(er) computer. Now I cannot play any files. I get an errpr message: "You do not have permission to open this file." The security settings for the file give full control to "Administrators (ComputerName\Administrators)". I am logged on as Administrator. I went through the process with Windows to take ownership, but,,,, This is a stand alone local machine. When I look at the settings for the hard drive and look to add permissions, when I enter "owner" it shows a name "Ron" which is not me and has nothing to do with me. It says it is in a folder "(ComputerName)" Where is that folder with "Users, Groups, or Built-in security principals?" Any other helpful suggestions?
 

Answer:Moving external hard drive to new computer - Windows 7

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So I just moved my laptop hard drive To my desktop to run windows 7 but it keeps stopping at the starting windows and running system boot repair but it can't fix it or somthing. Im probably guessing it's the drivers causing the problem cause it's
Moved to my desktop but any way to get around it?

Answer:Moving laptop hard drive to computer with windows 7

As you say, "I just moved my laptop hard drive To my desktop," therefore a OEM manufacturer's install, which will most likely will not boot.

Take a look at this tutorial:
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

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I'm fixing a computer up for a low income family at my church. I bought a Dell SX270 (one of those small buisiness type desktops) and the CD-ROM (which is a bay not standard desktop drive) is on the fritz. The seller (EBAY) pulled the hard drive so I bought a clean 2.5" laptop drive for it. Well I can't install windows on the Dell. I have an adapter card to plug a laptop hard drive into a desktop and so I tried installing it on an HP 7940 desktop. Ignorantly, I thought I could install windows on it then move the drive to the Dell and install the appropriate drivers. Instead, I get the windows blue screen with stop code: 0x0000007B which I searched and read and tried to understand the information from various Microsfot and non microsoft pages that came up in my search.

So my question is this. Is there a way to get windows running on the Dell (which due to the broken CD drive has no other drives other than the hard drive I am trying to put in it with windows) without aving to hunt down on ebay or buy another drive bay? Any website links would even be helpful if you are not fond of typing huge responses. I'm a novice with desktops and so what I don't know how to do, I should be able to research and learn how to do it.

I tried searching threads but I didn't find something like this.

Answer:Alternative to installing windows and then moving the hard drive

If you can put the harddrive into the computer u want it in and try temporarly putting another cd drive that works in it. Install windows. Then remove the cdrom and put it back in original computer.

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this seems to happen when i have more than one folder open on Drives like for example moving a folder over from one drive to another then Explorer crashes there have been other crashes but not sure on the scenario when it does but here is the latest crash report under event viewer / applications:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 6/23/2015 9:36:56 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Powerstation
Description:
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR90.dll, version: 9.0.30729.6161, time stamp: 0x4dace4e7
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000001e1ac
Faulting process id: 0xafc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0adc8b56a7ae9
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_08e61857a83bc251\MSV CR90.dll
Report Id: 0f19739e-19c6-11e5-9581-003067c2b754
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>100</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime... Read more

Answer:Windows explorer crash - moving folder from one drive to another

See if this link has any bearing:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...w7itprogeneral

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I was just looking around and I saw a thread that indicated that it might be possible to transfer a Windows XP Pro hard drive to a new system.

I'm wondering if this is true or not because at the moment I am looking at getting new Intel D865GSA Motherboard to replace the same type of motherboard because it failed on me. I was also looking at putting in a similar processor as well. The original motherboard was an Intel D865GSA and the Processor was an Intel P4 640 processor.

That was the original hardware that was in there when I installed Windows XP on the hard drive, but due to the age of the hardware people have told me that it would be better to just upgrade the motherboard, processor and memory. I've been looking at the idea of doing that with a barebones system and I could do that, but I would need to use the hard drive that Windows XP Pro is currently installed on without any loss of actual data.

It's important that I keep whatever data is on there due to a legal case that I'm dealing with, but I don't know what will happen if I try to upgrade things so that it has a newer motherboard, processor and memory that can support Windows Vista or higher.

What can I do to make sure that I can access this drive as is without any loss of data?. I don't mind doing device drivers at all as that won't affect the data, but reinstalling XP will cause it to lose the data and at the moment I can't back it up or print it because of what happe... Read more

Answer:Moving Windows XP Pro Sata Hard Drive to new system

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Hello,
I was trying to free up some space so i compressed my C drive, something that ive done before a cpl of years back and had no problem, but this time windows wont start.

This is exactly what happened, i compressed and waited the 9 hrs and after that i also went to the control panel and uninstalled some programs that i didnt need anymore, and then there was a windows update that was waiting to be installed so i installed it ( 7 updates i believe). After the update the laptop needed to restart, so i did, and all i get is

TOLFJ Is compressed
Press ctl+alt+dlt to restart


I did so many times but i always get the same thing.
I have windows 7 32 bit, and i dont have any CD's. I really need help guys, i start my thesis in 10 days and everything is on my laptop

Answer:Windows wont start after compressing C drive. "TOLFJ is compressed"

Might have been wiser to have a backup. What did you compress it with?

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hi
Under w2k sp4, someone compressed a drive where we are running sometimes memory intensive applications. Usually we would just turn compression on for basic file store but ho-hum...somebody got it wrong.

If I was to uncheck the "compress drive..." option on the drive, am i likely to experience lots of problems and then have to reinstall the applications or do we reckon W2K will handle it like the star it is?

hmmm....

I think i know the answer but would appreciate some worldly advice....has anyone done this before?
 

Answer:compressed drive problem?

i have the same problem. ntldr is compressed. xp home. need help.
 

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Hey everyone, Needing some help here. I compressed all of my C: drive and then when I get home the computer will not start. I mean do nothing.Light on the motherboard is on and the light on front of case is lit.  Windows xp home edition.  Help plz!  

Answer:compressed hard drive?!?

 Sonic........  please provide more info ........did you just compress the data files ?What operating system are you using ?dl65  

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I am needing to reformat a Toshiba Tecra 8000 lap top and I have found that the C drive is compressed and to check the drvspace. I have heard that trying to reformat a compressed drive can be pain, and I haven't dealt with this situation before. Anybody know how or what I need to do?

Thanks
 

Answer:Compressed Hard Drive

Q. My system tells me that the drive I am formatting is a compressed drive. It tells me to use the DRVSPACE tool (Drivespace) to format the drive. Can you help?
A. In Windows 95/98/Me, click the START button then Programs, then Accessories then System Tools. Select Drivespace. Select the C: drive. Click the "Drive" menu (at the top left) and click "Format".
 

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i compressed my c drive now my computer is all messed up. i needed more space until i could get a new hard drive. So a friend told me to compress my hard drive and files. after i did this and rebooted my computer is now telling me that my screen resolution is running in low and i can barely read what the screen says. its like i can actually see the pixels on the screen ......help me please

Answer:compressed my c drive now all messed up

I have not seen compression fail in a long time. I'd guess that you have more problems. What it seems to me is that your data is corrupted and it should not have been. Corrupted by some data flow in computer issue.I might try looking at the display driver, most times you just change back to vga and reboot. It should then say it found new hardware. . Most times you ignore that and follow the video card's installer. Guess you could boot to xp cd and try repair in worse case. 1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I compressed the entire c-drive the other day, and now I cannot turn on my windows anymore, only saw an error message "ADXRL is compressed, press ctrl/alt/delete to proceed", but it freezes at this stage and I just cannot do anything about it - is there a way to decompress the drive without opening up windows or using a win7 installation CD (as it's nowhere to be found?.)? Any ideas??
Thanks

Answer:decompress a compressed drive

Boot into System Recovery Options from the Win7 installation media or System Repair Disk to run System Restore to before the problem occurred.

If that doesn't help then try BootMGR Compressed Message at Boot Fix

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Hello,
I have an empty 32GB flash drive (that when you click on properties it states that there is 31.1GB of available space on it) that I am trying to use to move a 25.5GB in size. The file is a backup of the C & D partitions of my hard drive that was created with Acronis. When I click to copy the 25.5gb file to the flash drive I get a message that states "File too Large" the file is too large for the destination file system. I also tried just moving the file to the flash drive with the same results. Why if the flash drive has 31.1GB of available space on it won't it allow me to move a 25.5GB file to it. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, the flash drive is SanDisk and the file is on an external hard drive.
Any assistance would be Greatly Appreciated.
Thanks!
 

Answer:file too large message when moving to flash drive message

If the flash drive is formatted FAT32, the largest file that can be copied to it is 4GB. You will need to format the flash drive to NTFS in order to copy your file.
 

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Hello to all. It's been months (yrs) since I have been on here. Here's my situation.

I have my older HP Pavilion 775e desk top running XP Home. (Was the wife's PC)... I also have (mine) a HP Pavilion p6750p desk top running Windows 7 Home. I would like (think I can) transfer the Windows 7 to the older HP 775e computer. Here's how I hope to perform.
I have a (New) A7N8X-LA 5187-4113 motherboard...Exact same motherboard as the old XP motherboard, and remove the Hard Drive from the HP p6750p computer and install it in the HP 775e PC along with the new motherboard. Since I have the new Motherboard and Hard Drive from the Windows 7 computer. Will I be able to install Windows 7 on the new A7N8X-LA motherboard and hard drive in the old XP machine?

Answer:Moving Windows 7 Home and Hard Drive to Older Computer

If you're satisfied that your backups of your data files are restorable -- I say go for it, carefully, no hurry. Windows 7 will balk on whatever drivers are not found in the old computer, but, you should be able fix by downloading manufacturers' drivers.

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I've never used one of these forums before so please forgive the lack of ediquet (and spelling). My 320gb internal hard drive is acting badly and I have installed a new 1 TB Seagate hard drive but I want to move the Operating System and files to the new 1TB hard drive and remove the old drive. How do I make that move to the new drive? I have found a good amount of info on migrating but always involves changing Windows versions. I don't want to change versions, I just want to move all my data to the new drive. ThanksTheressa

Answer:Moving Operating System Using Windows Vista to new hard drive

Hello and welcome .IMO, cloning/disk-imaging software will allow you to move everything on the old hard drive...to the new hard drive.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disk_imageThere are many programs which provide this capability, some are free...some cost.The one thing that you want to be sure of when selecting a program...be sure that it is fully supported for systems with Vista.Louis

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I know this is a tuff nut to crack but I appreciate any help. I have some programs that I saved on my old xp laptop that recently died. I run a prosthetic business out of my laptop and programs for these devices were saved on a external drive 'just incase' something ever happened. I thought I was being smart but here is the problem. My external drive saved the files, but not in a usable form for my new windows 7 laptop. I cant go into my patient files, click a name and have the program and their file appear like I had on my old xp laptop. Is there a way to unpack or load the files from my external drive so they are ready to go when I need them on my windows 7 laptop?

Interestingly I had the files transfered from one xp laptop to the one that just died because I knew the original one was on its way out. I had a guy do it and it was ready to go but both laptops were xp but he has long since left the area and I know of no way to contact him now. Any help is appreciated. I really thought I was ahead of things with the external drive, I guess the joke is on me lol.

Thanks again,

Rick
 

Answer:Moving & running programs from xp (external drive) to windows 7 computer

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Recently, my friend compressed the c drive due to low disk space and because of that every time i boot it shows boot mgr compressed press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart and my Pc does not have a disk drive( its a notebook).

Answer:XP startup problem after compressed Drive C

Hello,As you said that your friend compress the c drive due to low disk space then may be due to compression some of the system files get corrupted.Now you have to repair your system by windows disk only.Thanks

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I have an Acer Aspire 6920 that originally came with Windows Vista. I installed windows 7 and later compressed my C Drive.

The message at startup is "AYMEQ is compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

I can press ctrl+alt+del as many times as I want, but there are no other options and it returns to the same message. The online forums said I should press F8 at startup, but my computer doesn't respond. I also tried putting a the install file onto a USB to use during Bootup, but the laptop won't sense the USB.

My CD drive is turned off so I cannot use that to load the bootup disc.

Is there anything else I could do or do I have to take the computer apart?

Answer:Compressed C: Drive, No Bootmgr option

Quote:





Originally Posted by TomCat2011


My CD drive is turned off so I cannot use that to load the bootup disc.




should be a small hole to insert a paper clip to open the tray..

good luck

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Phooey. Put me at the top of the "dumb" list for the week. Failed on all counts.

While using Disk Cleanup Utility I failed to uncheck the box that says "Compress Old Files". So now all the files on my hard drive are compressed and the poor thing struggles in everything I ask it to do.

More dumb - For whatever reason not one Restore point would Restore. This was a feature I looked forward to using in XP but it hasn't saved me in this instance.

Bigger dumb - No - I do not have a backup. Just sent for an external hard drive but not here yet.

So now I will DARE TO BE DUMB with my question.

Is there a utility that will unzip all the files on your drive. Would be heaven if there was such an savior!

Thanks in advance for any and all help!
 

Answer:Unit is a slug cuz I compressed the drive!

Firstly, system restore would not save you, it only restores the actual windows system files (hence the name SYSTEM restore). So it would not have restored compressed files that were data files anyway.

A command line method for uncompressing is given here, I have never tried it though.
http://windows.about.com/od/tipsarchive/l/bltip157.htm.

Backup first, of course....
 

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Hi guys,

I have seen other posts on here with the 'BOOTMGR is compressed. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.' error message but the fixes all include restarting from the Vista DVD and getting to the command prompt. My little travelling-sized HP Mini has no DVD/CD drive and just came pre-loaded with Vista.

Can anyone help me fix this without using the DVD?

Sequence of events before the problem was that the automatic updates installed and then next time I fired it up it took around 15 mins to make it to the desktop screen. Roxio Restore is installed and I used that to pick a previous restore point but I must have gone wrong somewhere because hey presto, BOOTMGR compressed.

Any help much appreciated,
Renata

Answer:BOOTMGR is compressed - only an HP Mini though, no CD drive, what to do?

Welcome
If you cannot boot, without the DVD, you may have to restore to factory specs. It seems that everything that I have found regarding an HP restore, requires use of the DVD. Since your computer does not have a DVD drive, there must be another method. Usually it is F11. I looked on line and could not find the method. You may want to call the Company or look in your computer manual.
Here is the HP support page. If you put in the required information, you may be able to find out how to restore to factory specs.
I am assuming that you cannot boot.
http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h...ent=S-A-R163-1
Even our tutorial on the subject indicates that the DVD should be used.
BootMGR Compressed Message at Boot Fix

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I've had a Dell Latitude D630 for over 6 years. I bought a used Dell Latitude E6400 off eBay, but when I put the hard drive from my D630 in it, it would not boot into Windows. It would run until the colored balls started to rotate it would flash a quick blue screen of death and pop into the Window startup repair. The startup repair ran for a while but said it could be repaired, I thought it was fix, but it reboot and did the same thing again. Why. I'd like to use my old hard drive if possible. I had the startup repair pop up every once in a while on the D630, but it never was able to fix it and I didn't try a restore. Any help would be appreciated.


Dell E6400 Specs:Intel Centrino 2 Duo 2.5Ghz
4GB ram

Answer:Windows Will Not Start After Moving Hard Drive from Dell D630 to E6400

It would help to list the specs of the two units for comparison.

Usually this is a driver problem. Try entering into Safe Mode via F8 as Windows begins to boot. If it works, disable any driver that doesn't pertain to the new machine. Especially critical is the video driver.

You can also try the VGA option at F8.

If not, access the bios of the two machines, and make sure the new machine is set to the same SATA setting - ACHI or IDE - as the original machine.

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Hi eveyone,
I am new to this forum and I really appreciate the forum activities.

I have problem with my laptop with vista home premium 32bit. My C drive is full and I have lot of space(80 GB) left on D drive. Is there any way to move programs from C drive to D drive? I want to move microsoft office and other programs which occupy more space on C drive.

Is anyone familiar with this kind of issues pls help out and that greatly appreciated.

Answer:Moving Programs from 'C' drive to 'D' drive

Hello and welcome to the Vista Forums! Simply trying to copy files and folders from C to a second drive will be a total waste of time. First you would have to uninstall the programs presently installed and then see them custom installed to the second drive to start with.

Not all files and folders for programs are located in the Program Files directory. You'll also find them in the "users>user name you use>AppData sub directory there as well. You may want to start backing up all the extra files you have to the second drive in order to free up drive space on C. That would be a great time saver leaving all programs presently intact.

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Sorry if this been asked before but I an new and am not sure what to search for. I would like to move programs(like Microsoft office) from my C drive to the E drive that I created(partitioned) when I installed XP -SP2 several months ago.  Everything  seems to work fine except that the C drive is getting full and there is lots of room on the E drive.I don't thnik it is as simple as copying from one drive to the other and then Deleting it from the C drive, is it?  Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Dan

Answer:Moving Programs from C drive to E drive

I had to perform this very task. Make sure you have a LOT of spare time on your hands, in addition to the installation media for all the stuff you want to move, since you will unfortunately need to uninstall and re-install the software you want to move. I don't know if this is true, but there might be programs designed to move software intact from one drive to another.If at all possible you could do a partition to partition copy with a utility program to duplicate the files from C:\ to E:\ and install what is E: into a new C:\ drive.

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