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Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

Question: Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

Does there exist a FREE hard drive copy program that allows me to create a bootable CD to backup and restore my hard drive?

Something similar to Acronis Trueimage hopefully.

Any ideas please?

Thanks so much

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Preferred Solution: Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Hard Drive Copy Program Anyone?

http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/

This is a great utility i use my self all the time at work.
It is free

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I want to copy the Hutchinson Science Reference Suite to my hard drive to save me inserting the free PC Advisor disk (Feb 2004) every time I run the program. Any one got any ideas. I have loaded all that I can see relating to the program but it still refers back to the cd-rom data.Thanks for any response.

Answer:Copy program from Free CD to Hard Drive?

You need software do do what you want, CD emulationclick here

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Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive? And copy them back onto your hard drive after installing Windows 10 pro? Or do you have to install all the programs again? If so is there any software that would do it for you?

Answer:Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive?

hollyoaks777 said:

Can you copy program files over to an external hard drive? And copy them back onto your hard drive after installing Windows 10 pro? Or do you have to install all the programs again? If so is there any software that would do it for you?



If they are "installed" you need to reinstall them, because of the registry.
If they are portable's, you can copy & paste(might want to get any .ini files belonging to them, as they contain any specific settings)

See here: installation - What's the difference between portable and install versions? - Super User.

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Hey guys, kinda new here, hopefully I'm posting this in the right forum section.
I'm not that super oriented with computers, I'll give it my best shot to explain what's going on here.
In short my PC just won't start. The light turns on, it boots up, and then I get a black screen with text referring to either "Start Up Repair (recommended)"
or
"Start windows normally"
If I choose start windows normally, it brings me to the black booting screen with the windows flag, then it proceeds to go back and restart the system, going back to the black screen. OR More likely it just stays stuck on the glowing windows flag.
This also occurs if I press F8 and go into safe mode. After listing all the components before going into safe mode, it simply restarts itself and goes right back to the black screen of the two choices.
If I select Start up repair, a grey loading bar appears below that on occasion freezes. If I manually reset the computer try it again, I get to a blue windows default background screen and the message
"Startup Repair
Your computer was unable to start
Startup repair is checking your system for problems...
If problems are found, Startup Repair will fix them automatically. Your computer might restart several times during this process.
No changes will be made to your personal files or information. This might take several minutes.
Searching for problems.. (this is beneath a blue bar that has been going on for at least an hour)
There's also a Dos window... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 won't boot past possible broken Hard drive attempting to recover/clone/copy hard drive

It sounds to me as if your Operating System has been damaged beyond repair, and that you only option would be to re-install your system using the 'Return to Factory Settings' facility provided. Unfortunately, this would mean you would lose all you data, and, from what I can tell from your posting, you have not taken a back-up so you cannot repair your PC at present.
You first need to remove your heard drive and connect it to a working PC either as slave or in a caddy, and use this to copy all your data onto a new external device.
OR
Once connected to another device, you could partition your Hard drive and copy your data into a second partition.
Once you have your data copied, return the HHD to your own PC and re-install your system from scratch.

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a friend has asked me how she can copy a fiends disk which she has been lent, she has only one drive and i believe the only way to do this is copy to hard driven then burn a disk, my question is, how does one copy to hard drive in the first place? xp projohnny.

Answer:copy to hard drive then burn a copy

If it is copyrighted material that needs to be copied, then it can't be discussed on this forum. But if it's just a collection of files we can help.

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Just a quick one. My HD is getting old and tired and is full up.What is the best program to copy it all to a new, bigger HD, so that I do not have to re-install Windows and all of my programs?Thanks for any ideas.CheersKeith.

Answer:Hard Disc copy program

Norton Ghost, Powerquest Drive image. And there are some free ones, others will point you in the right direction.

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I reckon my hard drive is on its way out - the normal "searching" noise (buzzing or WHY) has been getting noisier over the last few weeks and I don't want it to fail and have to re-install over 100Gb of programs and photos onto a new one.Can anyone recommend a HDD copy program please? I remember one program that was just on a floppy and you connected the new drive in place of the CD/DVD drive then booted from the floppy.........

Answer:Hard Disc Failing - Best HDD copy program?

ave a look on the websites of the Hard Disks you already have some of them have free programs to do this for you.

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Hi. As I'm unable to boot up my old computer and need some files off it I removed the hard drive from it and attached it to the 'slave' connection on a working computer's hard drive. The working computer boots up OK but having done this what program do I use to get files from the non working computer's hard drive?

Answer:How to copy from slave hard drive to master hard drive?

You don't need any special program.

Did you set the jumpers on the HDD to slave. If the HDD in your old computer was a master, the jumpers are probably set to master. You'll need to put the jumpers on slave if you are going to add it to an existing IDE cable as a slave. When you restart your PC enter the bios and see if the bios detects this new HDD. IF it does you should be able to enter your OS and it should be detected as a new drive letter.

Then just find your files and copy & paste to master HDD.

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My hard drive started making funny clicking noises and the pc pitstop checkup gave me a response time of 77ms and a warning that it could expire shortly. So i bought a new 80 gb hard drive, installed it, partitioned it no problem, but i now want to swap all the data from my old hard drive to my new one (os and all), and then junk the old drive.
How can i do this without spending money on software that i will probably only use once or twice.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

the pipster
 

Answer:How can i copy my failing 8gb hard drive to my new 80gb hard drive?

For free:

XXClone
HDClone (free edition only smaller to larger)
DriveClonerXP
PCI CloneMaxx
 

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Pardon me if this has been asked, but I could not find it. Is there a program similar to the old DOS program for doing a direct copy of the hard drive? I have an extra hard drive in my system that I would like to use as a quick back-up should I have a Virus on the main hard drive that I can't remove. What I would like to be able to do is if I get to that point where I can't remove the virus I can just switch out the two drives, and not have to spend so much time re-installing XP, Office, etc.

Thanks,
Phil

Answer:Is there a program similar to Drive Copy out there?

Disk Imaging software takes a "snapshot" of your drive as it exists at the time you create the image. You can then restore the entire image or any file(s) or folder(s) you choose. It is a virtually foolproof way of backing up your system and providing a safe haven in the event of a catastrophe that requires you to blow away your system partition and restore it to a previous state. It also allows you to "test" various software and be confident that you have a the ability to return to the prior state any time you choose.
I use Acronis True Image. It is the best of breed, but it isn't free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

1) I create an image of my system partition once a week to a second hard drive and keep the 2 or 3 most recent images. I also image my other partitions about once a month. I always enable "verify image" in the options. It takes a little longer, but insures a valid image.
2) I also create an image before performing any drive level function (ie, changing the size of a partition) or making any significant change to the OS (installing a service pack, upgrading IE, etc). Also sometimes before installing new software.
3) Images may be created on any medium (cd, dvd, external drive, etc). For obvious reasons they should not be stored on the same drive you are imaging. The best option is a second internal hd if you have one.
4) Images may be created "in the background" within the OS. If you need to restore th... Read more

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I bought a larger Gig USB external drive to copy all of my files onto in case of a problem with my windows XP Pro Drive and when I try to copy or paste it over to the external drive it gets to some files and says it can not copy because they are in use and nothing is running at the time I am trying to copy everything off my computer to the external hard drive. Is there another way to do this without having to buy a program I can not afford to do on social security?

Answer:copy internal hard drive to external hard dri

What are you trying to copy, the entire HDD contents? What would be the point of that? You can't run Windows or any programs from the external drive using the copy/paste method & you can't copy windows files that are in use. If you want to create an entire backup of your system, there's plenty of free software available for just that purpose. We need an better explanation of what it is you want to do.

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I've seen a similar problem in this forum, but I can't find the identical problem or a solution.

Simply stated, I made a copy of my w2k hard drive using ghost and when I try to boot to it, I get an error to the effect that the page file is missing or too small. Safe mode doesn't work either.

Read on for more details. I have also posted this to Western Digital and am awaiting an answer from them.

I want to install my new drive as my master because I believe I am having errors with my existing drive.

I have a master drive (C: ) and a slave (F: ). Most of the data on the slave got there by running the drive to drive copy (not the install new drive) selection from data lifeguard (Western Digital utility).

Because I learned in the past that I cannot successfully boot from the copy made by data lifeguard, I used Norton Ghost (version 10.0) to copy from my old master to the new drive. Ghost has an option that says it can be used to install a new drive.

I'm pretty sure I kept the jumpers and physical drive locations straight through all of this. Here is where I am at. I was careful.

If I try to boot from the new drive as master with no slave, the boot fails. It tells me the paging file is missing or too small. I do not have this problem booting from my old master with no slave. In both cases the slave is physically disconnected. If I attempt safe mode with the new drive, I have the same problem.

If I boot from the new drive with the existing F: (created by... Read more

Answer:Can't boot to hard drive copy - no pagefile & drive letters confused

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When installing a larger main drive, how do I get the drivers copied onto the slave before I take out the main one?

I wonder is there a simple way of doing this, I am using Windows XP home edition, the PC is an oldish one and isn't any specific make, so I can't get any clever programs from the manufacturers site, any idea?

Thanks

I had just had this recommended, I wonder is it a safe site, safe program?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/

Thanks
 

Answer:How do I make a copy of my drivers onto a slave drive, when upgrading hard drive?

Yes sourceforge is safe.

That is where I get many programs myself.

.
 

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Hi, I have an issue, my main hard drive is about to die, and I need to try to copy it to my other drive so I can take it out and just use my other drive as my main drive and boot windows etc. from it.Is there a way to do this? I already have stuff installed on my second drive which I don't want to lose so I don't want to have to format it in order to install windows onto it.If there any way at all of just copying everything from my dieing drive to my other drive so I can just take my main drive out and use the other as a main drive.My main drive was a temporary replacement for my last hard drive that died, it is only 40GB IDE, and my secondary drive is  a 250GB SATA (if that helps) I am also running windows XP pro SP3.If you need any more info, I will do my best to tell you anything you need to knowThankyou in advance.

Answer:master hard drive dieing, can I copy it to slave drive?

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/04/23/how-to-slave-hard-drive/

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Hi,

My Fujitsu Amilo Li1705 laptop has been reaching full capacity (80gb) for a while so I decided to get a new hard drive.

I've updated the RAM from 1gb to 2gb with no problem.

My hard drive has arrived but with no cables, instructions etc. and searching the web has proved just as unfruitful as most sites refer to external hard drives.

I don't have an external disc so was wondering if there's any way of copying everything over. I've heard of temporarily taking the CD drive out to have the two drives at once but wouldn't know where to start.

Any help/ instructions would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Dale
 

Answer:Replacing Fujitsu hard drive - how to copy without external drive?

Obviously you did not build a Recovery Disc originally?

You can just order a Recovery Disc from HERE

If your machine is not supported, then then sometimes the Fujitsu forum members will help, at Their Forum

That's 3 ways of getting your Recovery media. I hope it helps
 

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I need help. I was trying to clone my laptop drive to my new drive using Copy commander but when I had the new drive partitioned, it will not allow me to clone my drive. But if I do not partition it, it works. Any input would be appreciated......!!
 

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This program might be usefull for anyone looking to replace a hard drive and its free.you have to register to get a serial code.click here

Answer:Paragon Drive copy 8 Personal SE, Free program

Sorry wrong Address,tryclick herethe other one is Ashampoo burning studio v5 also free.

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I have a friend who has a Pentium 900, and has a 40 gig hard drive that is almost full and he just bought a 60 gig hard drive.
He wants to know how or if you can copy everything you have on the 40 to the 60.
He is running windows ME, is this something that can be done and if so what are the steps or instructions for doing this?

Regards,
Dan
 

Answer:How do you copy an entire Hard drive to another hard drive

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I currently have a pc with two hard drives running under XP Home. The master HD is a 40 gig and my back up is a 14 gig. I will be buying a new pc that comes with a 80 gig HD and XP Home. I want to copy all non os data from the old pc's master to the new pc's HD. I then want to use the old 40 gig as my back up in the new PC. What is the best way to do this. Thank you in advance for any info you can provide me. gig
 

Answer:copy hard drive contents to a new hard drive

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I'm trying to use Norton Ghost to copy my hard drive to a new usb external hard drive. I am trying to use clone in Ghost advanced, but when I get to the section where it asks for source and destination, I see Disk 1 - (c - DISE_backup (d, and for destination I see the same thing. How do I get it to identify my usb hard drive designated as (I in my computer.
If I try backup in Ghost basic, I am able to choose the destination by going to my computer and clicking on the drive, is there a way to do it in advanced Clone?
Is there a better way to copy my old drive to the new one? I'm using win ME, the old drive is 40 gig, and the new one 250 gig Seagate.
Also,I used Seagate disk wizard to install it, and when i click on it in my computer it recognizes it as a 250 gig, does that mean that 250 is usable, or do I have to partition it?
PS
ya know, I actually thought that this was gonna be easy!
 

Answer:can I copy my hard drive to an external usb hard drive?

I used DriveImage XML (freeby probably availabale here at MG) to copy a backup from my C Drive to a maxtor USB 100Gb USB drive with no probs whatsoever. Moreover I tested it to reinstall to the C Drive for a minor program and it did the job hassle free.
I don't like anything Norton turns out, personal opinion based on bitter experience.
Give Drive image a try!
However I hope you undersand that you cannot boot from the backup - it is only a backup - booting is a different situation altogether
HTH
Robert
 

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I want to copy an access database from a zip drive to a hard drive. Can I simply just select the database and do a copy and paste or is there anything else involved? Also, what would be the easist way to make changes to the database on the hard drive and have them update on the zip drive and vice versa?
 

Answer:copy access database from zip drive to hard drive

That should do it.
Copy/paste or click and drag.

To "back up" the database regularly?
Copy and paste over.
There is no EASIER way without getting very involved.
Since the drive is just for a simple backup, I would keep it simple.

Please make sure you're compacting your Access DB on close (Tools-Options, General tab, in 2000 and above), so that it doesn't unnecessarily get bigger and bigger.
 

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I have a Dell Latitude laptop, 4 gb hard drive, 128 mb memory, I have no back up disks to restore the laptop. Can anyone tell me how to copy a drive image of the hard drive laptop to my external 40gb hard drive please?

Answer:copy drive image to external hard drive?

You need software that can create a snapshot image of your laptop hard drive.Acronis "True Image", Norton "Ghost" are betterknown ones. Try EBay or Amazon for deals.

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My daughter's PC has an 8.4GB HDD which is almost full, I have bought a 20GB disk, which I have set up as the slave, to replace it, as I want to transfer everything across to that disk. Having studied this forum it seemed that Drive Image 7.0 would be the easiest solution, but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE but it's all a bit beyond me! I have loaded XP PRO on to the new HDD, can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? All advice appreciated.

Answer:Best way to copy full hard drive to larger drive?

but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE - Give some more details?can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? - you would to reinstall programs.

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I have 3 hard drives and boot options of windows 7 64bit or Vista 32bit.
Drive 1.
E: 74gb
Windows 7 64bit bootable.
Drive 2.
D: 186gb
Only used for documents.
Drive 3.
232gb Partitioned into C: 64.45gb and K: 168.43gb
C: Vista 32 bit bootable.
K: is just for documents.


I want to copy my E: drive (windows 7) to my C: partition (wiping out Vista) and keep my K: partition intact.
If successful I will boot from C: then format my E: drive.

Can I do this using windows 7 backup?

Answer:Want to copy a system hard drive to one partition on another drive.

You can use the "create a system image" feature in Backup and Restore to make an image of your drive 1, but first you would need to shrink the size of the drive , because it is larger than the partition with Vista on it and to restore the image the partition has to be equal or greater than the Windows 7 installation. Before attempting to move Windows 7 to your Vista partition, I would back up all your data on the K partition as a precaution. If you do that, then you wouldn't have to resize the Windows 7 partition. Then after restoring the image to your Drive 3, you can always recreate the K partition and move your data back to. Either way, back up that data on the K drive first, before doing anything. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

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Can anyone tell me how to copy the entire contents of my 3gb UDMA hard drive, including XP home- to my new 80gb SATA hard drive.

Answer:How do I Copy UDMA Hard Drive to new Sata Drive

Save all your documents to a CD or DVD and re-install XP

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could anyone please tell me how to make a exact copy of my hard drive without buying a program? I know there is some freeware but i want too make sure it is a program i can trust before i use it

Answer:copy old hard drive

Hi, I think this is too important to trust to any freeby - you would be better with something like Acronis True Image. Having said that, I do believe Acronis True Image Version7 is now available on-line as a Free Download.Cheers.

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I have an encylcopedia on dvd which i want to copy to my hard drive, i do not have a dvd burner only a cd burner would it be possible to burn it over a couple of cd's as back up.

Answer:copy dvd to hard drive

try a program called smart ripper

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Question: copy hard drive?

this may not be the right spot for this, so sorry, but i didnt see a compatable option.
what would be the easiest way to make a complete running back up of a hard drive.

i have about 15 programs i use frequently, and it seems every 6 months or so for some reasson i wind up having to do a reformat of my comp.
what i would like to accomplish is get a fresh setup with all the programs installed and running, then make a copy of that to another hard drive, so if i do have to reformat, i can just reload the existing setup instead of having to reintall all of those programs

any ideas?
 

Answer:copy hard drive?

Norton Ghost
 

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Question: Hard Drive copy ??

Is it possible to make a complete copy of an operating hard drive? Why? well if the current drive fails I could simply replace it with the copy.
 

Answer:Hard Drive copy ??

Yes, most of us use Acronis for cloning our HDs. See the following thread for details.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/780345-end-hard-drive-start-again-5.html
 

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Hi all, going to install Windows 7 home premium on a friends pc on a new hard drive, thing is she has Xp pro at the moment and she wants all her stuff changing from her old drive to this new one....how's the best way to do it?
She wants to keep the old drive as a D drive to back up on.
Many thanks

Answer:How to copy hard drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by blade1


Hi all, going to install Windows 7 home premium on a friends pc on a new hard drive, thing is she has Xp pro at the moment and she wants all her stuff changing from her old drive to this new one....how's the best way to do it?
She wants to keep the old drive as a D drive to back up on.
Many thanks


Hi blade1;

You will probably get some different opinions ... I would suggest use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard. Here is the link to download the XP version from Microsoft:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Cheers!
Robert

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WinXP Home
Upgrading to new hard drive. How do I copy my entire old drive including partiotns onto the new hard drive?
 

Answer:How to copy hard drive?

Some hard drives come with a utility disk, which includes a DiskCopy. Or you could purchase a third party utility, such as Disk2Disk, see: http://www.fssdev.com/products/drive2drive/
 

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Question: Copy Hard Drive

I have XP Home SP2 and would like to copy the whole of the Hard Drive to an USB external hard drive as a back up so that I can do a quick restore if my drive crashes.Can anyone tell me how to do this,and if I need to restore to a machine that will not boot,can I just copy it all back? Don

Answer:Copy Hard Drive

Acronis True Image click here

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I've got an XP with a 120 GB Hard Drive that is making clicking sounds. It's still working, but it's probably going. Before it goes, I'd like to copy what I have on it on to another hard drive.

1. Do I put the XP os on the new hard drive before I copy the old one on it?

2. And then what's the proceedure for copying the entire hard drive onto the new one?

Thanks for any information.

(No, this is not the computer I'm using now.)
 

Answer:Need to copy Hard Drive

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Question: Hard Drive Copy

I know there are many Hard Drive copy programs. I need to make 8 duplicate copies of a hard drive to be in 8 identical computers. The one I have configured has Windows XP, Office 2003, AVG antivirus, Zonealarm fire wall, and all the Microsoft updates. I just dont want to have to do this 8 times!Anyone know what would be the best free program to use to duplicate this drive??

thanks
ray
 

Answer:Hard Drive Copy

you'll want to look here
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads3.html
I think most would pay for Acronis since its a highly reliable imaging program.

for a freeware solution, you may try DriveImage XML
 

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My laptop would not let me copy a video file from the hard drive to a flash drive. I tried using a different flash drive and also tried copying different files but it will not let me.
It then crashed so I rebooted in safe mode and scheduled to run error checking then rebooted. The process of error checking froze on the final procedure and I had to reboot the system.

The message that appears on the popup when trying to copy an item is :

" Could not find this item.

This is no longer located in C:\Users\Me\Documents. Verify the item's location and try again."

I am running Windows Vista and I have checked and the file is definitely present and I can open it and edit etc at will.

Dell XPS M1530
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz
4GB RAM
320GB Hard Drive
Any help please I'm really confused as to what has happened and need to be able to move files around freely.

Thank you
 

Answer:Can't Copy From Hard Drive

Did you install SP1 for Vista?
 

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Question: Hard drive copy

I have a computer that has the SATA
The power source is gone on it, put new one in, still will not work. How can I get the info off of this drive? I have a dell without the SATA that is working fine, but I really need to get the info off of the other drive. I teach school and I have a lot of teaching stuff I need to get off of it. How do I do this? Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Hard drive copy

I think you would need an external enclosure, one that accepts SATA

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I made a movie with my camcorder and burnt it on a DVD.How can I copy this DVD on
my hard drive ?
What program do I need and how do I run it ?

Appreciate your help

AntonABC
 

Answer:How to copy a DVD to a hard drive

Use PowerISO to make an ISO image and store on your drive.
Then use prower ISO to mount the ISO to a virtual drive and play it.
You will need DVD player software to play it.
You will need a DVD drive on your computer to make the ISO image.
 

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Hi all,

Just grabbed a new backup/data drive for my system, and I'd like to copy my OLD backup drive over - hidden files and all...is there a more efficient way than drag/drop that'll automatically do it without all of the "do you want to merge" prompts windows hits you with?

Thanks!
RA
 

Answer:Best way to copy a hard drive

rampantandroid said:


Hi all,

Just grabbed a new backup/data drive for my system, and I'd like to copy my OLD backup drive over - hidden files and all...is there a more efficient way than drag/drop that'll automatically do it without all of the "do you want to merge" prompts windows hits you with?

Thanks!
RAClick to expand...

dd. live it, learn it, love it
 

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I know that its supposed to be simple but here it goes.
I want to make a mirror image copy of my C drive onto my F drive? What do I need to do?
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Copy one hard drive to another.

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OK FORGIVE ME FOR BEEN DUMB BUT I CARNT FIND A OPTION TO COPY TO HARD DRIVE JUST COPY TO DISC WERE IS THAT OPTION THANKS

Answer:COPY TO HARD DRIVE HOW

Please turn off Caps Lock!Just drag and drop folders or files using explorer.

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Sorry if this has been answered a million times but i did search through the forum first and couldn't find what I need, so...

How can I consolidate all of my movies I own from DVD discs to a compressed easily playable format on my hard drive so I can categorize and watch them on my computer without messing with discs?
Is that what divx converter does?
If so, is divx the best one to use as far as ease of use, time to convert, quality to size ratio? I'm not trying to sell or copy dvd's, i just want an easier way to store and watch the ones I already own.
Also, with this same compressing solution work on DVD's that I've already saved to my HD in DVD-player format?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Copy DVD's to hard drive?

Yes you can do it if you purchase a proprietary software like "Clone DVD".
 

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What is the best way to copy the content of a DVD/CD to my hard drive ? What programs
should I use ?
Appreciate your help

AntonABC
 

Answer:How to copy a DVD on hard drive

If you're interested in content only - any file manager will do including Windows Explorer or My Computer. If you would like to emulate the CD or DVD on your hd, than you need to make an image of it and use virtual drive utility (just google it to find more).
 

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im so used to the xp version and now i dont know what to do. im using un-copy righted movies but i cant work out how to get them on to my hard drive, i have found everything else (like burning them to a disc) but i am so lost... can some one please tell me what i am doing

thanks

Answer:how do i copy dvd to hard drive

DVD Decrypter

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Shamefully I have several old computers sitting around collecting dust. I haven't been able to toss them because I worry that there might be 'something important' on them.(yes I have a hoarder side) Is there a way or a device that I can use to copy the entire contents...then easily go through them and either keep or delete stuff I do or don't want to keep? Thank you:)

Answer:how to copy an old hard drive

My method would be to pull hard drives from the computers you aren't using and slaving (using them like an external drive) to your current computer and copying any contents you wish to keep then replacing them. The tricky part is dealing with permissions. You may need to take ownership of the files, so to speak, before you can copy across the files you wish to keep. There are a couple of ways you can connect the drives to your PC. You can open the tower and use a spare SATA or IDE cable with power connector. Easier still would be to use a docking station. It all really depends on the hardware you have to do the task. Another way, which might suit most is to temporarily power up the saved PC's and copy the contents you wish to save to removable media such as cd or USB flash drive then copy across to your current system. There are a number of ways to achieve the task. You just need to decide which is easiest and most reliable. P.S. No shame in keeping old systems. You should see what I have hoarded. It's ALL good. I'm sure most will attest to that fact with their own collection. message edited by btk1w1

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I recently bought a 60Gb hard disk. I have an old 12.5Gb hardisk which is full. It's got win 98 on it.I tried installing win 98 on to the 60gb disk with win 98 cd but it didn't ask me "where do you want to install"? Instead, it re-installed win in the 12.5gb disk.So i copied the files manually from one disk to another. All was well But now it won't let me copy win386.swp file. What is that file and how do i copy it over?Thanks all

Answer:how do i copy win 98 to another hard drive?

You have obviously managed to install your new hard drive (drive d: for example) as a slave to transfer files, so OK so far, but..Start again. You need to make a Win98 floppy boot disk form your PC. Then install your new HDD as master, re-format using your floppy boot disk and then install windows 98.When Windows is up and running, install your old HDD as a slave and transfer your files by dragging and dropping.Post back if you have any problems.

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Question: Copy Hard drive

I want to make a perfect copy of my hard drive to replace the present one in case of a disaster. Since I have XP will there be any problems with Microsoft when I replace the drive?
 

Answer:Copy Hard drive

Are you replacing your current one? Are you using the second drive as a failsafe backup?
But yes: with XP, even if you clone the drive sector for sector, it will not boot because Microsoft thinks that you took your drive and put it into another computer.
 

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Question: Hard drive copy

What sort of application do i need to take a complete backup of my C:drive onto another 20Gb hard disk installed internally. the idea being to be able to boot windows from the backup hard disk and have all my files in place if my C: drive fails?

Answer:Hard drive copy

It is not quite as simple as you hope. Your wish is commendable and to do it now-- before it happens. BUT it really is better to treat the O/S and precious data separately. Your data should be backed up very often and checked for reliability, but a working

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I have a new and bigger Barracuda hard drive I bought from Dell. My skill level and experience is "intermediate" with my 2003 Dell Dimension 8250. I have had 4 hard drives. The one I now have was a small spare my computer shop guy gave me free, but it is only 20 gig. (Now full.) It is still working well. It is an IDE connection.

What I am thinking to do is make an exact copy of OS and all contents onto the new drive. Then I would have the new bigger one and keep the old, still good one, so I could boot up with either one. My PC shop can not copy IDE drives. He suggests just reinstalling OS onto the new drive.

Is there an easy way to make a bootable exact copy of the old drive onto the new? Or should I just start over on the new? (And keep the still working old drive as a spare?)

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: 128 DDR ATI Radeon 9700 TX w/TV-Out, 128 Mb
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Answer:How to Copy IDE Hard Drive?

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Question: Copy hard drive XP

Hi, I got a new Dell computer with XP home pre-installled. I installed my old hard drive, and would like to transfer the files to the new drive. The old drive had XP Pro on it. I can't access most files in the old drive without logging on, and I can't access a log on screen. Is there a way to copy drive to drive without buying software that I'll just use once? I think I'll need a partition on the new drive for the old drive OS also? How do I do that without formating the new drive?

Thanks Geeks!
 

Answer:Copy hard drive XP

COREYATMN said:



Hi, I got a new Dell computer with XP home pre-installled. I installed my old hard drive, and would like to transfer the files to the new drive. The old drive had XP Pro on it. I can't access most files in the old drive without logging on, and I can't access a log on screen. Is there a way to copy drive to drive without buying software that I'll just use once? I think I'll need a partition on the new drive for the old drive OS also? How do I do that without formating the new drive?

Thanks Geeks!Click to expand...

Most HardDrive manufacturers provide a free HD Copy utility along with other harddrive utilities, that comes with retail boxed HardDrives but could also be downloaded and used from the manufacturers web site (Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate, Fuji). I am not sure what brand you have but you have the use each manufacturer's own utility depending on the one you bought. Check out the Download section of this site, specifically the 'Drivese links: for Maxtor Drives Utilities section. Also on that section the freeware called HDCopy could work for you as well.
 

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How can I copy from one hard drive to another without copying the operating system. All I am trying to do is change from one hard drive to another bigger hard drive and on the old hard drive I have windows xp professional which I hate and have purchased xp home for the new drive so will not need the professional version but still need all my software and files from old hard drive so I will not have to reinstall all software is there a simple solution?

Answer:Copy from one hard drive to another

If the hard drives are IDE then make the new drive the Master and the old drive the Slave.
If they are Sata go into the Bios and select Boot priority and place the new drive at the top. Back out and save.
There is virtually no difference between the two versions.

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How would I copy a complete hard drive to another hard drive and have all my programs working.

Answer:How would I copy a hard drive

http://www.wikihow.com/Copy-Content...http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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what settings do i kneed to copy a cd to my hard drive in mp3 file

Answer:copy cd to mp3 onto hard drive

If using WMP > Options > Rip Music > Under Format select mp3. Also adjust the quality that you need & click on Apply, OK. Higher the quality, larger the file size & vice versa. G

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Question: Hard Drive Copy

So my C:\ has been filled to the max for too long and I want to copy everything to a larger hard drive. The current size is 30 GB and I'm thinking the new one would be like 300 GB or so.

Was just wondering what you think the best way to copy it is? Was thinking of ghost, but I don't have the room to store an image. I just want to copy from drive to drive on the fly. Was also thinking of copy functions in DOS, but will the new hard drive size be an issue?

My main problem is that the current drive is filled to the brim so it will be tough to install new software in windows, but do-able if its not too big. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Hard Drive Copy

Both Acronis or Ghost have a clone feature, so storing an image is not really needed, just clone on the fly, swap drives and get back to work in some minutes
 

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Question: Hard Drive Copy?

Hey I have 2 different hard drives on my pc and one of them has the Windows 7 Beta, and the other has Windows 7 Ultimate full retail version and I was wondering if there is anyway I can get all my files and games and stuff from my Windows 7 Beta onto my Windows 7 Ultimate without having to reinstall or redownload everything?

Answer:Hard Drive Copy?

Files should be no problem, just copy/paste, but there is no good way to move programs without reinstalling them.

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Ive fot a new pc, with a dvd rewriter. but how do i copy a dvd onto my hard drive, and then to the rewriter.I just want to back up some of my own dvd films.

Answer:dvd how to copy onto hard drive

You will have to get some DVD copying software like windvd to be able to do it. You will probably not be able to copy manufactured dvd's as you will need much more than 4.7 gb of space unless you get some compression software as well.

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Question: Copy Hard Drive

Hello All,
Thank you in advance. I currently have a Maxtor 200g hard drive. It contains pictures, wav, mp3, etc.

My question is how do I copy all these files on to a NEW hard drive on someone else's compter? The hard drive has yet to be installed.

I am running Windows XP Pro. The new hard drives will also be installed on pcs with XP OS.

Thank You All for looking!
 

Answer:Copy Hard Drive

There are a few options here.
1. Put the old HDD in with the new and transfer the files
2. If they are on a network you could transfer the files.
3. If they both have network cards you could buy a crossover cable and transfer the files.
4. If they both have USB ports you could network them via USB cable and transfer the files.

Easiest (if you are comfortable with hardware) and cheapest would be #1. Assuming your 200GB HDD is your primary HDD you could just use the IDE cable from the optical drive on secondary master (unhook any slave) on your friends computer. This way you don't have to mess around with jumper settings.
 

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Question: hard drive copy?

does anyone know where i can find a program where i can copy an old dying hard drive to a new one so the new hard drive will be just like the old one (but not dying)? i know it exists because i did it once before but now i forgot what it was called and where to get it.

thanks
 

Answer:hard drive copy?

Go to the web site of the new hard drive manufacturer, almost all have a utility for download that will do the drive copy
 

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I'm trying to back-up our office DVR system that came with some very expensive software (and the warranty on it has already expired.)

So I bought identical hard drives (to the ones installed -- 3 total) so now I need to make one-to-one copies from the originals. My idea was to hook each drive pair (original and backup drives) to my other Windows 7 desktop and do the copy, but what software shall I use?

(Again, all I need is just a 1-to-1 copy because the source and destination drives are identical.)

Thanks in advance!

Answer:How to copy hard drive 1-to-1?

I use easeus disk copy just burn it to a cd and boot to it.

Sorry can't post a normal link I'm on my phone.

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/

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A colleague has an old IBM PS/1 with a 40mb hard drive, model WDP-L40S. The system still works but the floppy drive or controller is faulty.I have tried other folppy drives but no good.Question is, is there a way to cable this hard drive up to another PC? I have looked at USB2 to IDE connectors to connect to my Laptop, but they are all standard 40 pin IDE and this drive has a 42 pin cable (which is different to a laptop 42 pin).I need to copy all information from this drive to a new PC.Greatful for any help or information.

Answer:Copy IBM PS/1 hard drive

Use a serial connection, if I remember correctly the PS1 had those. A copy of laplink (and laplink cable) should do the trick with the software loaded temporarily on the receiving PC.

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Hello, I am all thumbs when it comes to cd burning, copying etc. So please bear with me.

I have Sony cd cd burner and Nero express installed.
As I try to read and understand how to copy, burn and whatever else is needed I realalize just how much out of my league this is. However, I don't want to give up hence some questions.

I have Windows Meda 7 installed on my Win98. Today I played a disc and it went in to my hard drive under documents. I tried to burn that that song from the Window Media burn cd. It did not work.

I opened up nero express and brought up the window to add the copied music to that page however, I got the msg that the wasn"t a valid path from cdrive/documents/My music,

If someone can give me an inkling I would appreciate it.

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Copy from hard drive to cd

don't understand why you have nero, doesn't sony burn cds? try wmp9 works ok in my 98se or realone player both burn cds just find without nero. for other files to cd internet explorer should be able to do that.
 

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Question: copy hard drive

Hi folks, I'm shortly going to have to upgrade my machine, I intend to build my own. I do however get on well with w2000 which I alrady have + lots of apps on the current HD. Is there an easy way to copy all this to a new drive. Ghost9 looks good but needs 256 ram and I've only got 192 on here less whatever the graphics uses. Tnx in advance? yaesu

Answer:copy hard drive

Have a look at either XXCOPY or XXCLONE (on Google) for a FREE program.I've used XXCOPY for three years now with no problems (touch wood!!)

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Question: hard drive copy

in my few years of using computers i have quite successfully managed to destroy several computers to the point of needing a hard drive wipe and start from scratch. so i have recently bought an external hard drive the same size as my internal one and im basically wondering if its possible to keep an exact copy without having to manually save a file to each hard drive every time i change something. mabye for example if it was possible to automatically update the external drive once a month or something, does anyone have any ideas about something i could do? your advice would be much appreciated, thanks

Answer:hard drive copy

I use Norton Ghost click here but others prefer Acronis click here

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Question: Hard Drive Copy

Has anyone used Western Digital Data Lifeguard to copy data to a new hard drive?

I get the following error when I start copying

Error reading drive 80
I/O Timeout:
Sector = 31326302
Result = 4

My old drive has XP, Fat32, 3 partitions
 

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can anyone tell me how to copy one hard drive to another hard drive in DOS? the HD that i want to copy does not have a OS.

Answer:copy hard drive in DOS

I believe it is copy *source* *destination* (replacing *source* and *desination* with the drive letters)

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Question: Hard drive copy

Can i use the x copy command with win me.

Answer:Hard drive copy

Try xxcopy instead - click here

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I want to install a new larger hard drive and copy my old drive over to it. The old drive has XP / 98 dual boot with three partitions (one primary, two logical).

I first used ghost to copy an image over to the new drive. When I booted up, I got to the blue XP Welcome screen and then the system hung.

I then formatted the new drive and used Partition Magic to copy the partitions over. When I tried to boot up, the system could not find a boot record on the new drive.

Is there an easier way to do this?
 

Answer:Copy xp to new hard drive

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Hi all,I am replacing my pc shortly and would like to transfer all my software and settings from my old "C" drive onto my new pc but not xp (I am getting a new xp so as to get a voucher upgrade to the new Vista or maybe it will be a better idea to run the xp from my old pc and buy Vista as it comes out!!)Can this be done and if so what software do I need. :-? ThanksNed

Answer:New pc, copy hard drive  

The software will need to be reloaded from the original CD's for a correct installation. Windows should be installed when you get the new machine, whatever it is. Just copying that over onto new hardware seldom works. Data files are easily burned to a CD/DVD for movement. Special instruction are availabel for easy transfer of e-mail, IE settings, addressbook, etc.

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Question: Hard Drive Copy

Wanting to copy Win Xp Home from a 40 gig to a 200 gig hard drive. What is the best prog to use?Thanks in advance.Allan

Answer:Hard Drive Copy

Norton Ghost is my preference. Or otherwise Acronis TrueImage.

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Question: Copy hard drive

I have windows vista and Norton Ghost.If I copy my hard drive to an external hd would i then be able to put it all on a new machine?Don

Answer:Copy hard drive

no I don't think so,unless the new machine is identical to the first one - Hardware, etc

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As I am a complete novice ( I know a novice in this day and age) I wondered If I copied my computer hard drive to an external hard drive would it transfer all programes and files and could I then transfer individual programes and files from the external drive to a new computer

Answer:If I Copy my hard drive

Unfortunately it does not work like that. The only way to do it is to create an image of your hard drive on to the external drive. You will need
imaging software
I myself use Acronis.

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Hi,I am running win xp my hard drive is 112gb but its about 90% full, I have two questions please.1. I want to buy a new hard drive 250gb or bigger, any advice on which ones are best (don't care about cost)2. Is there any reliable software that can copy my entire existing hard drive (including the operating system) and install it onto the new drive so that it all works as it dose now but on the bigger drive?Thanks

Answer:New hard drive - can I copy old one?

To make an exact copy of your hard drive:Acronis True Image 11:click hereDoes exactly what it say's on the tin!For Hard drives:Have a look:click here

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Usually I can copy a CD ( or DVD ) on my hard drive by using copy/paste.
With some DVD's I run into problems and therefore I wonder if there are
better methods available.The problem is that it indicates 20 secs remaining but then
the computer freezes,the DVD turns and turns.
I use Windows XP.

Thanks for suggestions

Anton ABC
 

Answer:How to copy a CD ( or DVD ) on hard drive

Some DVD's are copy protected, not sure if this is your issue or not.

Maybe the DVD is damaged?

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i am doing an upgrade for a friend who has windows xp on a 20 gig western digital hard drive. I have tried the western digital discs for copying and drive copy by powerquest for copy everything gets about 90% to 98% done and it either freezes or a drive reading error comes up.I need to make a copy of this drive so I can go ahead with building the new machine and my friend can continue to use this one untill I have completed the new one.Help!!!!

Answer:cant copy hard drive containing xp

put the xp disk in first and let it just format the new drive

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February edition of PC Advisor?Helpline told someone how to transfer all their files from one hard drive to another. I also want to be able to do this but the information given didn't work on my Win XP Professional system. I have installed a new hard disk which is blank and I want to be able to make it my main drive by copying everything from C across. The information given was for someone running Win 98. I typed in XCOPY32.exe /c/h/e/k C:*.* H: (H being my new hard drive) but my computer says it can?t find file xcopy32.exe. I tried with xcopy.exe which is in my windows system32 folder but it just created a file on H: called recycler. My old drive is 40GB with FAT32 The new Drive is 80GB with NTFS file system (this was the only choice I was given) The jumpers on the drives are on auto detect I have a cable with one black master connector and one grey slave connector. I intended to copy all the files to the new drive and then change the cable connectors over. Can anyone help?

Answer:Need to copy everything from C: to New Hard Drive

You will need software such as Ghost that I have seen mentioned here (try a search) to copy all data across.

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Question: copy hard drive

I am sending my new pc back and want to copy the hard drive first.I have a spere 40 gb hd The present hd has a cable to it and to the dvd rom if i fit my spare hd in place of the dvd rom can i then copy all my existing hd to my spare one. If so how do i set the jumpers on it. Can i then fit it in a pc and copy it to that.Thank you Zebby

Answer:copy hard drive

Sorry forgot to say Win xp home

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I have an acer pc with windows seven. How do i copy an audio cd to the hard drive? It is a cd that i burned and is not copywright protected? I have windows media player and Nero, but i cannot find a way to :rip: them from either site.

Answer:how to copy cd to hard drive

have you got menu selections showing on wmp?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Hi everyone I was just wondering. I have a 4 GB Hard Drive that I haven't used in a while. It came from a custom system which was given to me by my friend. Now with my current system is an HP Brio BA410 which has a CD-Burner, running Win98 SE, 10GB Hard Drive, 320 MB of Ram, is it possible to hook this other hard drive up to my machine and use my machine to burn the contents of the 4 GB to disk? Or would I have to format the 4 GB drive? The 4 GB drive was never connected to my HP. And if I could do it....could you tell me which steps to take? I really appreciate your help. Thank You
 

Answer:copy 2nd Hard Drive

you could connect up the 4 gig drive, as long as you're happy to open up your HP's case. There should be a label on the drive showing you how to set the jumpers to make the drive master or slave, set it to slave and attach it to the second connector on your HD cable and attach a spare power connector. When you boot into windows you should see the 4 gig drive as another drive in my computer, you can then burn the contents in the usual way.

If your not comfortable opening the case you can get an external drive enclosure that connects via usb, try searching through the last few days posts, there was a thread about them recently.

If you need me to clarify anything just ask

HTH
 

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Question: Hard Drive Copy

I copied my system disk to an external disk. When I rebooted I think the mbr was screwed. The bios would boot and when It came to Win it would just set there. I finally unplugged all drives but the system disk and it came back. Then I put everything back and it was straightened out. I used Ghost to do the copy. I am ready to copy again. (the copy is for a spare)
Any hints on what happened?

Answer:Hard Drive Copy

If you have a problem with booting to a drive you can generally fix it by restarting installation of W7, and when you get to repair click on that, and it wil fistly scan you system, and repair any boot up problems. When I installed a couple of copies of W7 it placed all my OS' s on the one boot menu, 4 in all. Check below if this is irrelevant it maybe of help.

If you create a system image of the entire drive in backup it will work - type backup in search - select create a system image, and it will create an exact image of the drive.

Windows Backup provides you with the ability to create a system image, which is an exact image of a drive. A system image includes Windows and your system settings, programs, and files. You can use a system image to restore the contents of your computer if your hard drive or computer ever stops working. When you restore your computer from a system image, it is a complete restoration; you can't choose individual items to restore, and all of your current programs, system settings, and files are replaced. Although this type of backup includes your personal files, we recommend that you back up your files regularly using Windows Backup so that you can restore individual files and folders as needed. When you set up scheduled file backup, you can choose whether you want to include a system image. This system image only includes the drives required for Windows to run. You can manually create a system image if you want to include additional data driv... Read more

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I have a computer with a failing hard drive, and I need to replace it. Continuing to use it is not an option. I am concerned, however, that replacing it (by buying a new drive and a device to transfer the data from the old to the new drive) will cause XP to invalidate itself. To my knowledge, XP has a 'feature' which creates a checksum of the system's hardware upon installation. If that checksum differs too greatly with a checksum created, say, at boot, then XP will invalidate itself and I will have to buy a new copy of XP. (Right?) I really don't want to buy another copy - is there a way to replace to hard drive and avoid reactivation?-Ian

Answer:Does a new hard drive mean a new copy of XP?

replacing just the drive won't engage the protection mechanism. If you replaced the video card and NIC at the same time though, maybe. (your not doing that though).Also, I've done this myself twice (transferred my OS to a larger drive) and neither time did XP bicker.Even so, you couldn't invalidate the copy anyway; you would just need to phone MS to reactivate; there would be no need to buy another copy (unless you tried to install it onto two PCs at the same time),

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Question: Hard drive copy

I want to add a new hard drive to my pc , copy the old drive onto the new one then remove the old one. I don't want to go to the expense of buying Norton Ghost or similar but want the easiest way of doing it. thanks.

Answer:Hard drive copy

Go to this previous thread. Moving data to new C drive

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The saga continues,had one last attempt with western digitals disc for the format and trasfer of files out or 72215 gb 7188.8 were transferd with the error message reading drive 80 i/o timeout sector 4097161143 result=4had a final go in the windows enviroment with xxcopy and cloning,failed to copy 128 files and the drive would not boot when tested.Could not repair with the xp cd rom so am attempting to reload xp on the copy drive in the hope that will do the trick if it doesnot I do not know what else to do

Answer:cannot copy hard drive containing XP

If a floppy came with your hard drive it should have unless your drive is OEM you can use write zeros to disk this wipes the disk so all data will be lost when it is complete your HARD Drive should be ok to re install your OS,if you still have a problem the Westen Digital support i found helpful.

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I have a DVD which seems to stick about every 10 minutes when playing and then keeps jumping. I I turn it off for a time it will then run ok for a short period. as this is a holidy dvd I want to try and put it onto my laptop from the inbuolt dvd /cd drive. Any idea how I should go about this?

Answer:copy from dvd to hard drive

all the info you need and all the software is on this sote click here reckomen you use DVDDecrypter and DVDShrink . both freeware and downloaded fron that site

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My laptop has a hard disk fault which although annoying does not stop it working. I have a new hard disk and would like to copy or ghost the whole of the old disk onto the new one. Old one had Windows ME, about 15Gb of data etc, new one has Windows XP loaded - will it be possible to transfer old to new with different versions of Windows? Is there any site on the internet I can upload the whole lot, swop drives and download again? I do have a 1Mb broadband connection.I understand it is normally simple on a PC as both disks can be connected on same system but cannot do this on a laptop. Any suggestions?

Answer:How to copy one hard drive to another?

Connect the old drive in place of cdrom/cdrw/dvd and start the computer, you will see the drive and can then copy all of parts of it onto a folder on the new drive.

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How do I (in one operation) copy my HP Pavillion "C" drive with Windows XP over to a Toshiba Canvio 320 external hard drive??? It would seem that this must be a simple operation.

Answer:copy the c drive to an external hard drive

"What would be the use of this copy operation?"I was going to ask something similar. What would be the point of copying the entire C: partition to an external?

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Hello,
My PC was somehow configured so that I cannot copy files from the internal hard drive to a USB pen drive (e.g., to make a back-up).

When I try to do this, I get the following message:
"Destination Folder Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action."

There is definitely enough room on the USB drive.
The USB drive is configured with a password, which I entered correctly after plugging in the drive. After doing this, I am able to see the files from the drive. The configuration is such that I can copy files from the USB drive to the PC's hard drive, but I can't copy in the other direction, which is what I need to do.

This sounds like a Windows permissions issue to me. I have taken ownership of the file in question, and I have assigned full control to that file. That has not solved the problem.

Any ideas?

Many thanks.

Keith

Answer:Can't get permissions to copy from PC hard drive to USB pen drive

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"Destination Folder Access Denied


That is obviously a problem of the USB Stick.
Are you sure it doesn't have a lille switch that prevents writing to it.
Or ask the person who set it up with password access and all if he also installed some sorts of write protection?
-DG

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I copied (Ghosted?) Files from a HDD that had some problems onto a WD 80 gig using the supplied software. I have found one small Quirk. When you boot up and loads windows completely, it opens a window with the title of new folder and it is empty. I have unchecked every thing in startup with no luck I hope someone can help.
 

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Hi, I've just installed a new hard drive (Maxtor). The master is 120G, The Maxtor is 160G and faster. While I can easily install Windows XP on it, I'd prefer to be able to copy all software and settings (including Windows XP), so that I would not have to individually install all software so that it is properly shown as installed in Windows. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Copy

If you bought the drive as a "Boxed" unit vs a "bare" drive you should have a Maxtor Utility disk that allows you to set up the drive, AND Image another drive to it.

If you don't have the utility, visit the Maxtor site. You should be able to download it there.
 

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I have recently upgraded my hard drive to a SATAII from an IDE cable and now I want to transfer my existing operating system and all the files contained on my old hard drive to my new one. Im not really sure where to start with it. Some help with instructions would be very appreciated.

Answer:How do I copy Windows Xp from one hard drive to another?

you can't copy the OS over to the new hard drive, but you can copy the files over by slaving the hard drive

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Hi all! Finally figured out how to download my pics from my digital camera to my pc...I find that my computer is really slow...is it because I have so many pics saved to my hard drive? I'm trying to figure out to copy pics on to a CD...can anyone tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Copy pics from hard drive to CD..

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How do I make a ghost copy of my hard drive and is this all I would need to do as far as backing up before a clean install?
 

Answer:Ghost copy of hard drive?

if you want to back up your data, then you don't want ghost necessarily. You'd probably be better up with a back up software to a CD or DVD disc. Ghosting is typically for complete backups for reloading an already prepared system. For instance. I install my OS and get it to where I want it. Ghost it, and put on disk. Lets say several weeks down the road, I totall fubar my install. All I do is ghost the drive image back onto the drive and I'm at my starting point without having to reinstall anything.

So, please clarify what you wish to do..
 

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I recently got a new hard drive (WD Raptor 150 gb 10,000 rpm) that is smaller than my old drive (Maxtor diamond 200 gb). I tried using norton ghost to copy the drives but it kept hanging and would not finish. Then I downloaded a program from the western digital site for copying data onto new drives. It copied everything fine onto the new drive. It also set this drive as the boot drive. I then disconnected my old drive and fired my computer up and got "unable to load os" message. It won't load windows XP. Anyone know what might be going on here?
 

Answer:Hard Drive Copy Problem

Drive cloning software (like Norton Ghost) usually assumes that the partition being cloned is no larger than the target drive or partition. That's probably where that approach bombed.

[**snipe warning** I don't think much of Norton products. If the target partition was too small, Ghost should have had the decency to tell you what the problem was.]

I'm not familiar with the WD product. If it didn't complain or hang, you probably got a good copy.

So let's check some assumptions:


when you removed the old drive, did you reconnect the new one as primary master?
did you re-set the jumper on the drive so that it will act as "master" or "single drive" (as appropriate)?

 

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