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How to Transfer Data to a New Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Duane, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    My "C" drive is acting flakey and I'm afraid it's about to die. What's the best software/way to copy the contents of the drive to a new HD?
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Nortons Ghost is the best I have used.

    Find the program to put on a bootable floppy.

    Turn off computer.

    Connect your new hardrive to the original (make sure you have the correct jumper settings)

    Insert Nortons floppy disk

    Turn on Computer

    Follow on screen instructions.

    Does not take long at all.
  3. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    buy an external hdd that allows backup and back it up then get a new hdd and just copy every thing from the external to the new one. that is a slower process though
  4. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I've used AlohaBob's PC Relocator when I got a new PC, and on other friends' new PCs...

    Weird name, but it works well, and is easy to work with... I got mine at Staples...
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Looking down on you Staff Member

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    Now I will picture you wearing flowery shirts.

    Nothing wrong with that mind you, I have had my fair share of them.:D
  6. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    flowery shirts, tats and a skull cap.....nice look Brad ;)

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