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I have a computer that the hard drive is starting to make Indy 500 noises 3-4/day. Decided to purchase new HD and transfer date over to it before the other one hits the wall. Extensive amount of data is backed up on external HD using Acronis software from which I have never had to use the restore function. Presently running XP home ed. QUESTION! I have no more slots, data cables or power cables free. Can I temporarily unhook my zip drive cables and insert them into new drive just to complete this new install? If that is OK, do I Fdisk and format new drive from present drive to get NTSF before data transfer or do the drives come pre-formatted with NTSF? As to actual transfer of all data is it best to use Windows Explorer and copy all programs so I know hidden and R/O files are transferred or has anyone restored a full HD using Acronis so I know that when swapping new HD from slave to the slot where present drive resides and becomes the bootable drive, all will FLAWLESSLY work like intended and then re-hook up zip drive. Never had to replace HD with this many GB of data and # of programs before. Always threw the whole works in the dumpster because entire system needed to be upgraded. Any flowsheet of how to perform this task will be greatly appreciated. You guys have'nt let me down yet. Hoping for another smooth transition for a really common procedure I would guess. Thanks so much! Paul

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Is there a way to transfer data from a old internal hard drive from a old computer (motherboard crashed) to my new computer??
The old was Win 98 the new is Win XP. I do not want to open the new computer to slave the old drive because it will void the warrenty. I do not want to loose all the data on the old drive. Any suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:transfer data from old hard drive

You'll need to hook that drive up to something in order to transfer the data. Go to Start > Progarms > Accessories and try the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in XP.

There are cases that you can buy that will allow you to run a hard drive externally through the USB port. Some come with drives but you can buy them empty. If you got one of those, you'd also be able to use it for saving an image of your new hard drive in case it crashed.

Here's an example:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=523075&CatId=1204
 

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I have an older Pc but still works well, I am running windows xp sp2. I recently acquired a much larger hard drive than the one I am currently using, and a friend of mine mentioned changing them out, but I have no idea how to accomplish this.

I also would like to delete the information that was on the new hard drive previously, I took out my cd-rom and put the new hard drive in its place as a slave and it was recognized on startup, but I would like to have it as master with all my files and Os from my old hard drive.
 

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick

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My friend got a new dell and it didnt have any ide ports. So i told her i would take her old IDE hard drive and transfer all of its contents to one of my sata hard drives and then take my sata hard drive over to her house and put all the data on her hard drive. I installed the ide in my system no problem but when i try and transfer all the data i get errors with security. i tried this You don't currently have permission to access this fold and it allows me access to that folder but not to its files or sub folders. I get errors like these depending on if its a file or folder error TinyPic I could go through and do this for every single file but that would take about 13 years lol. I started doing that but then i realized that ill prob have to do the same thing when i take my hard drive to her computer. Is there a way to blanket the whole hard drive and give me, the admin, rights to every file

Windows 7 It was my idea... sigh

Thanks
Patrick



Hi and welcome

You need to take ownership. instructions here. Take Ownership Shortcut Once added just right click the folder you and highlight take ownership.

Ken

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The motherboard on my Lenovo 910 crashed due to an overheated charger. I wanted to place data on the hard drive from the broken laptop onto another Lenovo laptop, the Yoga 2 Pro Model 20266, but they're incompatible. I'm particularly in need of Outlook email and calendar, or documents that weren't backed up to an external drive while an IT guy was diagnosing the system failure. What's the easiest, fastest way to get data on the new machine? I don't have the adapter, equipment nor expertise to do it.
 

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Is there an easy way to transfer everything from one hard drive to another if I put one in as master and the other as slave. Can you just do a disk copy?? Want to replace a smaller hard drive with a larger one and just want to transfer everything on to it. Thanks in advance
 

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Most harddrive manufacturers have a utility on their support web site that will do it for you. Check their site first.
 

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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!

A:Transfer data from SSD to another hard drive?

  
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Greetings!
I installed a 60GB SSD a couple of years ago when they were quite expensive. I planned to use it solely for the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate x 64). However over the years, it has become full to overflowing. I would like to clean it up and return it to the operating system only. Unfortunately I do not have the original disks or access to the installation programs for most of the information on the SSD. I have two other hard drives in the system - a 500GB Velociraptor that I originally wanted to hold all the programs and a 1000GB for the data. Can anyone tell me the best way to transfer the data off the SSD without screwing up my system? Thanks!


Not having the Win 7 disks is no problem as long as you have the Product Key, the 25 character code that is on a small sticker somewhere on your PC. You can download the ISO from here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life and burn onto a DVD (not more than 4X) and use this for a clean install on your SSD. When you are happy with the install, you can insert your Product Key and active your Win 7. Use this tutorial to aid on your installation.
Clean Install Windows 7 Good luck

If you can put some programs on your SSD, you will see a big advantage in speed. This is the desired way to install SSD's.

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Does anyone have any recomendations for transferring the entire c: drive from one hard drive to a file on another hard drive? right now i am using cobian 8 for the software and usb/ide cable for the transferring? it is not very quick or reliable and i would rather find something a lot quicker and a lot more reliable, any recommendations will be extremely appreciated!!! Thank You!!
 

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Hey all,

Right now one of my hard drives is almost full. It's a 186 gig and I've got like 2 gigs left to use on it, lol. But then I also have a totally unused 298 gig HDD (it's already installed though). What I want to do is transfer some of my stuff, well... MOST of my stuff.... from the 186 gig to my 298 gig. But I want to do it the right way so I don't corrupt any files or anything.

Basically the biggest things are all of my games, my music (I have like 20 gigs of mp3s lol), and some other media.

The only way I can think of to move the stuff from one HDD to the other is to just sit there and drag all the stuff, folder by folder, file by file, to my 298 gig, but that just seems a little too easy. Is that not the right way to do it?

I figured there would be some kind of formal Windows XP method to do it but I wasn't sure.

Any help with this would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, folks!

BTW, yes I am using Windows XP SP2.
 

A:Hard Drive Data Transfer - HELP!

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hello Everyone,

I want to upgrade my old hard drive because I think my old one is on the way out.

Is there a way to copy everything from one drive to another so I don't have to go through the process of installing the operating system and all the applications from scratch?

Thank you

Bigbavarian

A:Transfer all data from one hard drive to new one

Most hard drive manufactures provide software so you can move your windows from the old drive to the new drive. What brand name and model number is the new drive? (this info will help us help you get the software to do this from the manufacture)

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Tried yesterday with an SATA adapter (unpowered) and my Yoga 920 would ding that something was plugged in, but wouldn't show it in File Explorer.Traded the unpowered drive for a powered one and the same result, a ding but nothing shows up. Is there something else that I can do? Thanks in advance

A:Can I remove the hard drive from my Yoga 2 Pro and plug it into an SATA drive and transfer the data?

I am confused.  You are talking about an mSATA -> USB adapter?  mSATA-> 2280 SSD?  What is a powered mSATA adapter?

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Is there a program taht will allow for this, that is relatively cheap, or is there a way to do it without using a program?
 

A:Data transfer from hard drive to hard drive via USB cables

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My computer decided to die on me, so now I want to transfer my data from the hard drive in the dead computer to my new one. I am not sure how to do this. I have heard of using an external hard drive or some way where you make it the slave I'm not really sure.
I have an IDE, 80gb, 5400 rpm, 3.5 in hard drive.
All help will be appreciated!
 

A:How can I transfer data from old hard drive to new computer?

Put the drive in the second bay jumpered as a slave or on the second SATA cable.

Then drag and drop or use recovery software.

Or buy a good Powered (Addonics, for example) USB external drive Enclosure. Put the old drive in there, and plug it into a USB port where you can see everything... then drag and drop all the data... etc.

You can take as long as you need to get it right.

You might want to read up on where Outlook Express, Outlook, Firefox and so on keep their files... Quicken, Quickbooks, etc. But it is relatively trouble free.

You want the enclosure that has its own power adapter that plugs into the wall, as it really taxes your system to run this external drive off the USB power.

Be sure to shop for the correct enclosure. They have them for both SATA and EIDE and are not usually interchangeable.
 

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Hi,

Ive been using my 500gb hitachi hard drive for along time now and its just about full, i have a new 1TB hard drive which is also more powerful.

Does anyone know how i can transfer all the contents from my old 500gb hard drive onto this new 1TB hard drive, as its running slow with only half a gb free space on it.
I want to sell my old 500gb hard drive after i have transfered all my data from it to my new one.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Hard Drive Upgrade - How to transfer old data to new hdd

Get yourself some software to do it would be my answer, I dont know if you would have to reinstall vista.
Acronis seem a good supplier.

This should copy the compleate HD.
Or
Install the new HD with a fresh install of Vista and directly copy the contents of the second drive(Just the data you want to keep) to the new one.

Look here for more info Partition Copying Utilities (Drive Copy, etc.)

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I have a dell 2400 that died on me so I pulled the hard drive hoping to transfer pictures, quickbooks, etc. to my new laptop. I have a self powered Sabrent SATA/IDE USB adapter from newegg. Anyone use on of these before and have any luck???

Any information will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
 

A:Transfer data off of old hard drive to laptop

tried with both 3.5inch IDE, 2.5inch IDE and sata with no problem. looks the same with different brand though.
 

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I went to Fry's to have my computer (HP Windows XP) looked at because it wouldn't turn on. I was told that my mother board was fried. So, I bought a new computer (HP pavillion with vista) and a hard drive enclosure and the guys at Fry's put my hard drive in it and told me that I would just need to hook it up, turn it on and drag and drop my files. I've tried that but it's not working. Could someone please take pitty on me and tell me how to do this. I've got very simple computer skills. I appreciate any and all advice!! Thanks in advance. Jen

A:How do I transfer data from hard drive to new computer?

Hi, Jen, and welcome to the forums.

First off, some info:
What was your old OS? What OS are you running now? What have you tried to do, and what happened when you tried that? Have you gotten any error messages?

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I am nnot sure if this is the right board, but here goes. I have a compaq 6270s. It was only a cheap backup for some files and office work. However recently the laptop took a bit of a bump and I am almost certain the hard drive has failed. Now I have another cheap replacement coming. The harddrive of the laptop can be easily removed. I wanted to know if it would be possible to transfer the data or at least some of it to my new computer and if so if there is a cheap piece of equipment that I can just plug the harddrive into and then connect it via USB to the laptop and just transfer like you would with any USB stick? Because the Compaq laptop won't boot up, there is nothing I can do from that angle however a quick search of Amazon showed all these results... https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/255-9957494-1401233?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keyword... the first few seem as simple as plugging the harddrive in and connecting it via USB. Obviously the harddrive is not working to the point of booting up the laptop but might it still have the individual files I want? And secondly is the harddrive to USB as simple as I described. Thanks for your help. 

A:Hard drive data transfer to another laptop? HELP

@Tech-user93 Very simple, one of the following enclosures can do the job:        http://www.msy.com.au/132-25-hdd-enclosure You can re-use it many times. Regards.

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Hello,

I have 2 dead PCs that I have not gotten into for at least 2 years. I have been using an iMac, and I am getting ready to throw out the PCs. I decided to fire them up to get the data off of them that I wanted so that I could put them on my Apple, but the motherboards are dead.

I took the hard drives out, and need something to plug into the 2 drives that I can transfer Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. off. So that I can upload them onto my Mac. Is there a device that allows me to transfer straight from the drives to the Mac, or do I need to use a PC to transfer them to a USB Thumbdrive first, then upload to my Mac. Either way is fine, but I'm not sure what to look for.

One drive is a SATA, and the other is (UDMA/IDE)?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello,
I lost my hard drive! I am looking for information on how to transfer data from a damaged hard drive to the new hard drive? Can I take the disk out of the damaged hard drive & place it into another hard drive or device to retrieve the infomation? If so do you know the steps or who to refer me to? I would appreciate any information you can give me. I know there is a way I just don't know how!!!! Help me please

Thank you
 

A:Need info on how to transfer data from damged hard drive to new one!

It really depends on how damaged the drive is. If the platters do not spin because of a motor failure there isn't much you can do yourself. You cannot take the platters out and put them in another drive since it is a pretty delicate operation and has to be done in a clean room to keep from contaminating the platters with dust, etc.

If the drive is marginal you might be able to place it in your PC as a slave and just transfer the data to the new drive.

If it is beyond your capability you can send it out to a data recovery company where they will recover the data from the defective drive for a fee. That fee however is usually more than the average PC user can afford.
 

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Hi all,

I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex with Windows 7 a few years ago, not a brilliant PC but it was cheap and did the job for me. I used my own TV as the monitor so it was connected via VGA.

One day when I turned it on it made a series of beeps which at the time I didn?t panic about. So I turned the power off and back on and this time it started up as normal.

Later in the day I had left for a short while but when I came back the TV?s sleep mode had kicked in and I couldn't get the computer display back on at all. So I turned it off at the power again and back on and this time it made the series of beeps again (6 in a row I believe) and it did this every time I tried powering off and on again.

I looked it up online and found that the number of beeps was a code and 6 beeps was something to do with the video card/display I think so the main suggestion was checking for dust which I did.

I also then replaced the VGA cable but got the same issue.

Knowing it wasn?t the TV/Monitor I thought I?ll try replacing it anyway to be sure, we have another TV exact same model in the house so tried it with both the VGA cables but same again.

A colleague in work recommended a product to me ?Asus GeForce 210 Nvidia Graphics Card (1GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, Dust-Proof Fan)' this had a VGA and HDMI port on it so I tried both of these but still the same.

Somewhere along the line as well the computer no long... Read more

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I had this idea, see if anybody has an opinion about this. My wife has an old XP computer I want to buy her a new one but she doesn't like the vista and she wants to keep the old xp operating system. What I want to do is take the old hard drive and put it in the new computer as the master and take the new hard drive and put it in as the slave erasing the vista off it. Then using the master slave way can I transfer the xp operating system and all her files and data from the old hard drive to the new one.
 

A:Transfer data from Hard Drive to Hard Drive

You cannot simply put the hard drive with XP on it in the new system to have the new system running XP either from the old drive or by transferring to the new drive. It just does not work like that
You need to install XP a fresh on the new system AND you will need a new XP license to do so.
 

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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I was given an unwanted eMachine computer. It has XP Home installed on it and considering that the hard drive is pretty old I would like to be able to use that serial number from the eMachine to install XP on a fresh hard drive. There is no disc, only a recovery partition.

Is there a way to make a disc of that recovery partition that will allow me to install XP on another drive or is there another method that I haven't considered yet?
 

A:Is there a way to transfer an OEM XP install to another hard drive?

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Hi,
See my sig for info about my computer. I bought an 8-GB data transfer stick so I can backup my important pix, documents, what have you. I was able to transfer over a lot of stuff (mostly documents and pix) but I want to export my iTunes to this stick and it won't work. It says something like XML files for TXT files. No other option. I bought the SanDisk, Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive. I am going to the correct drive (F) and I have tried dragging (won't work) and I have tried going to iTunes and choosing Export and browsing to my SanDisk drive and tried saving, no go, even the library won't work . Shows up as text when I open it on the data stick.

Any ideas? I want to save my precious iTunes library somewhere and it says it will take videos and music, so anyone know what I need to do?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Need to transfer music data to Flash Drive

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I need to transfer data from a laptop HD which is the only part still left working. So I'd like to plug it into my desktop. Anyone know what sort of connector is on a 40 GB Toshiba MK4012GAS laptop hard drive (as fitted to an Advent 7026.) It looks as though it slides into an edge connector on the m/board, a bit like a smaller version on a PCI card, its certainly not pins into holes as on the wrong adapter I've already bought.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Need to transfer data from laptop drive, need adapter

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Hi everyone!
There's really no short way to explain my issue and though I tried, please bear with me!

My old laptop that I've had for about 6 years now finally bit the dust (nothing lasts forever, right?) It was an eMachines E527 series with a 64-bit OS Windows 7 (I believe with Vista) and x64-based processor. I depended very much so on this laptop while in college and it indeed was good to me, a reliable piece of equipment up until about a year ago when the battery needed replacing (saw that one coming) though being a broke college student I just never quite got around to buying one. Needless to say the battery was rendered shot and could not hold a charge by itself so as a result the only way I could use my laptop was if it was on its charger, remaining plugged in 24/7 otherwise the battery would drain within minutes and the laptop would die (I know this ultimately bad for it, though I didn't have a choice so I used my laptop like this for about a year and a half.) When the power cord needed replacing about 4 months ago, I gave in and managed a Rocketfish Universal AC Laptop Adapter with 8 different tips included. I found the tip for my laptop and was able to use the adapter for my laptop happily for about 2 months when suddenly it too stopped charging my laptop (I started having to literally hold the cord a certain way in order for it to work) and then it got to the point where the tip had to be pushed in VERY hard and firmly and literally HELD in that position in order f... Read more

A:Data transfer from Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 8.1 Hard drive

You will need to remove the hard drive from the old laptop.

Purchase a hard drive enclosure or adapter, I recommend this one Sabrent USB-DSC7 Hard Drive Adapter - 2.5/ 3.5/ 5.25 SATA to USB 3.0 at TigerDirect.com.

There are a lot of less expensive (cheaper) products, but many don't work when you take it out of the box.

Be sure to get one that works with 2.5 inch drives.

Connect the old drive to the adopter/enclosure, connect the power supply and plug the USB connector into the new computer. Then you can copy your files from the old drive.

You cannot copy your installed programs, they must be installed again from discs or downloads.

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Hi everyone.....thanks in advance for any help

I bought a 200 GB Western Digital hard drive today, and brought it over to a friend's house. He installed it, dumped some files to it, and gave it to me. I came home, installed it, and when I click on the F: icon in explorer, I get an error that the disk is not formatted, and it asks if I would like to format. Is there any way at all for me to be able to use this drive and access the data on it? When I use the WD programs that came with the disk, ist sees the data on the drive, it just won't let me access it. Thanks!

Jiiri
 

A:Trying to install second hard drive with data on it already

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I want to install a 2nd hard drive and put all my apps and data on new drive then reformat my original drive with original
operating system (windows ME). What is the easiest way to do this? If I do this, how do I get all my programs back in the
START\PROGRAMS list and in the add/remove programs list? Thanks in advance for your help
 

A:I want to install a 2nd hard drive and put all my apps and data on new drive

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I have a huge honking 1TB of space on my C: hard drive and only use less than half of that, but every time I want to do a system backup and create a system image (to restore to in case everything else goes wrong, which has occurred 3 times this year) is to backup to a USB drive of only 300GB, which is about the size of a backup w/sys image. So, everytime I do that, I lose all my other backups (which shouldn't be a problem but is annoying).

I have a 700 HD I am currently not using - can anyone advise me on the steps to take? (I tried Lenovo support, and incredibly, they want $150 for such an "involved" help issue - and I am still under warranty. I asked what the $75 dollar option would give me, and they said (incredibly) that for $75 I would get three (3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) phone support sessions for "minor" problems. When asked what a "minor" problem was, they said as an example "installing software"!!!! WTF??

When asked, I was told the warranty only covered the HD, and only in certain cases. I didn't ask to define "certain" cases, but asked to speak to a floor manager (I've worked on help desks) I was then peppered with questions like: Why? Why do you need to speak to him? My name? Why do you need my name?"

It's service like this that has already made me decide to go to a different brand, any brand, just based on that. OK, Ihave finished my rant!

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A:I want to install a 2nd hard drive to use for backing up data

Welcome to SevenForums.

If you want to use the second drive only for system images and it already has information on it you'll need to format it first.

You can do this by simply plugging in the USB drive ( I assume that is what your going to use) then go to my computer and click on that drive and select fomat. choose which type you want NTFS or Fat 32 I recommend NTFS.

Once you have done that you'll choose quick format.
This will EREASE everything on the drive and prepare it for new information. So make usre you don't have anything on the drive you want to keep.

Once you have formatted the drive you can use either imgburn. Download link
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
Or DriveImage XML Software to create the system image. Download link http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

Here is a tutorial on how to use DriveImage XML http://www.techsupportalert.com/partitioning-hard-drives-3.htm

Here is a post using Macrium with a link that will also help you. http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/43219-image-your-system-free-macrium.html

Hope this will answer your question.
Fabe

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I have a hp omni 100 desktop and the hard drive is failing. I bought a new hard drive and wondered if there is a way to transfer the os and files from the old hd to the new blank one? I do have a set up to power up the old hard drive externally and connect it via usb. Thanks for any help.

A:How do I install the data from my old hard drive onto a blank one?

Macrium Reflect Free will do this for you.

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Hello all,

Specs:
Asus P5N-E SLI
Intel Q6600 2.4ghz
Micron 4GB RAM
2x 320GB SATA Hitachi
1x 200GB IDE Seagate Baracuda 7200
nVidia 9600gt
Ultra 600Wat PSU
Ever since i bought my new motherboard (Asus P5N-E SLI) and SATA hard drives, my IDE hard drive was messing up. I can not load up Windows on it. When i install Winxp x64 on one of my 320gb hard drives, it loads but not fast. Before WinXP loads (progress bar and logo) the screen stays balck for about 20secs or so before it reaches the load screen. And right before it reaches the load screen, there is a gray load bar on the bottom of the screen. Then comes the GUI progress bar. It takes about another 40secs for it to fully load into windows. When I unplug the IDE hard drive, the gray load bar does not appear and the load time is very quick, 15 seconds or so. Also, when I try to transfer data from SATA hard drive to IDe, 3gigs would take around 25mins or so. Is there a way I can fix this issue?
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A:[SOLVED] Slow Boot Time, Slow Transfer Rates(Hard drive to hard drive)

Transferring files from SATA to IDE is a process- and IDE is no where near as fast as SATA, so you can expect some transfer times there. For the boot issue, it sounds like the computer is confused on what to load at first. Check your startup and recovery options by right-clicking my computer, advanced, startup and recovery, and see if multiple opearting systems are there. If so, remove the one that you know you don't want to load by editing the file.

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Can i install windows7 on an old hard drive with alot of data and no previous operating system, without deleting or harming that data (many folders of office files, music, pics and so forth)?

A:how do i install windows7 on an old hard drive with alot of data?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by irons


Can i install windows7 on an old hard drive with alot of data and no previous operating system, without deleting or harming that data (many folders of office files, music, pics and so forth)?


You can't install Windows on the same partition as the data without wiping out the data.

But you could do this:

Shrink the partition containing the data if it isn't full.

That would create "unallocated space".

Then make a new partition from that unallocated space.

Then install Windows to the new partition.

Whether it's practical in your case depends on full the drive is. If it's a 500 GB partition, with only 10 GB free, you couldn't shrink it enough to hold Windows.

But if it's a 500 GB partition with only 200 being used, you could shrink by 300, make a 300 GB new partition, and install to it.

But-----fiddling with partitions has some risk to the data. You are best advised to back the data up to some other drive first.

Best tool for the job is probably Partition Wizard.

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I bought SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery and I'm ready to download and install the program. The decision to make is on which drive should it be installed?

The company website says:

When you will click on Next, you will be asked to select the destination location for installation of software. By default, the software will get installed on this location-C: Program Files\SysToolsHard Drive Data Recovery but, if you wish then, you can also select a different destination location by clicking on the Browse button.

The email sent with the purchase instructs:

NOTE: Please DO NOT select destination drive/folder as the source hard drive (from which you are recovering data).

The data I use and want to restore is on Drive C. That leaves Drive D, which is marked Recovery. No valuable documents on there to my knowledge. Drive E is for running DVDs, but it seems a bit risky as DVDs can degrade over time.

Which way should I go?
 

A:Install SysTools Hard Drive Data Recovery

What exactly are you trying to recover and why?

Assuming they are simply files that were deleted on accident, the more you use the computer (especially as the files were on the C drive), the more likely the data has been/will be overwritten, and thus not recoverable. Windows and all Windows software (your browser for example), write temp files to the C drive all the time. Which means any files deleted from that drive, will quickly be partially or completely overwritten and not recoverable.

Even installing the recovery software on a different HDD (or in this case, drive D would appear to be a partition of a single HDD), will write files to the C drive.

In this instance, as soon as it was determined that file recovery was needed, the computer should have been shut down and the HDD removed. You then use a second computer with the recovery software, connect the HDD (internally, by USB adapter, or dock/external enclosure) and recover the data.
 

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I have Windows 7 on a SSD and my User files, programs, and data on a 1TB hard drive. I plan on doing a clean install and want to keep the same setup. Do I need to format the hard drive also? If not, how do I install Win 10 & put the User files on the hard drive?

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I have a Dell Latitude D600 w/ a 40gb hard drive. Just putting Windows based components (Word, Excel, PowerPoint ...) Has taken serious amounts of space. I am in the process of purchasing a Hitachi Travelstar w/ 100gb for it. My question is this, is there an easy way to transfer EVERYTHING from the presently installed drive onto the new one? Including Windows and all installed software, files, pics, music...

Thank you for the comments, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

Use a disk imaging software. The free program I use is called driveimage XML. Google for it and you can find out where to download it, how to use it, etc. Or you can go with a paid option like Acronis Trueimage.

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I recently bought a hard drive and installed a brand new version of Win XP sp3. Within the week the computer has basically fallen to its knees. I am in the process of building a new system and I am going to use the HD in this system. How do I go about this, without having to remove and re-install the OS?



Old mobo Shuttle AK39n

New mobo GIGABYTE GA-MA790GP-UD4H



Thanks, Tom

A:[SOLVED] Hard Drive Transfer

All other considerations aside, what might work (since the chipsets are pretty much guaranteed to be different) is to put the new drive in, insert the XP cd in the cd drive, boot to cd (which means you had to previously set the boot priority as [floppy if you have one], cd, hd).

Then you have to select Repair Install (NOT recovery console repair) and go through the hoops.

Having said that, depending on the version of XP you have, you may find that your authorization gets denied because you have fundamentally changed your comp (even though it was due to motherboard failure or whatever).

You will have to call MS and explain and see if they are feeling good today about your dilemna.

gl

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were would I get a splitter canle for sata hard drive

A:Install second hard drive need a sata data cable splitter???

Hi, You can't split SATA data signals.  SATA power yes, but data no.

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Hi there...

I have a friend who's very old IBM thinkpad wont turn on because of a battery/power issue that just can't be resolved, but the hard drive is okay.

I hope I'm explaining this clear enough:

He will get a new laptop, but I'm wondering how I can transfer the old data over to his new HD. I know about setting master and slave, but I'm curious if there is a tool to help, or some sort of technique I'm not familiar with - because I'm pretty sure laptops don't come with expandable options like the desktop PC's do...?

Thanks for reading, and your support.

A:[SOLVED] Laptop hard drive transfer

hi a 2.5 usb caddy or similar should probably be ok

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I am running Windows XP Pro but I only have a 10 GB hard drive, 950 MHz AMD processor. I want to transfer all to a 40 GB hard drive to use as my main drive and eliminate the 10 GB drive. What is the easiest way to do that?
 

A:Solved: Transfer all files to new hard drive?

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i have a 10 gig hard drive that is in my other computer (Compaq) with Win.98, and in this computer (Dell) i have a 4.75 gig hard drive (what it says on the computer), with XP, is there anyway that i can transfer XP from this hard drive to the other one? or is this illegal or something? thanks.
 

A:Solved: can i copy transfer XP to another hard drive?

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I'd like to upgrade my Toshiba laptop's HDD from it's current 160-GB to 320-GB or larger.

My question is.... given the nature of laptop SATA hard drives and Windows Vista, what is the easiest way for me to transfer my programs / settings / files / etc. from the 160 to the new 320 ?

Or, do I have to go in and manually reload all of my programs and redo all of my custom settings ?

Thanks in Advance

Joe
 

A:Solved: Laptop Hard Drive Files Transfer

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I have a computer that needs the HDD replaced as SMART has been tripped warning of an imminent crash. I still am able to access the Windows 7 Home Premium on his computer. What I am not sure of and don't seem to get a clear answer for on the Internet is this; can I use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer the current hard drive folders, settings, etc. to the new hard drive once I have reinstalled the operating system from the restore disk? I'm thinking, why not? But wasn't sure if it would transfer from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.
Thanks and hope you all have a nice holiday season thus far.
 

A:Solved: Windows Easy Transfer to new hard drive

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I have an wxt-e830 external hard drive enclosure, which has both USB 2 and e-sata connectors, which I want to use with Windows Backup & Restore Center (Windows 7).
The USB 2 transfer is fine, albeit the slower USB2 transfer rate, but when I try the e-sata cable (on it's own!), data will be copied, but it will freeze the system for up to 30 seconds every minute or so.

The drive inside the enclsure is a seagate sata 300 drive, and the caddy supports this speed.

Anyone got any ideas on this?

By the way, my motherboard has 6 sata connectors, all of which are in use now, and the e-sata is connected via a back-plate with a cable (which came with the drive) directly onto the sata conector on the motherboard.

Thanks for any help

Richard
 

A:Solved: e-sata hard drive lags during transfer...

I think I have an idea about why this was happening.
I had the eSata plug on port 4 or 5 on the motherboard, which was set (due to a 'chipset limitation') to be raid-only.
Now on another and it's not happening any more. Not yet anyway!
 

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Today, I ordered a larger-capacity hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop. I don't think I should have a problem switching out the two hard drives. The question is, how can I transfer what I have on the drive I have now to the drive to the drive that I'm going to get? I am thinking that what I will need to do will be to install Windows XP from my Dell discs and then install the a Acronis True Image Home program that I have. Then I will need to install the backed up information that I have from the old hard drive to the new hard drive. Is this correct? Thanks for any and all responses.
 

A:Solved: Updating Hard-Drive, How Do I Transfer My Stuff?

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I am running OS Windows XP on a Dell Dimension E521 Dual Processor.
I put all my documents on a CD-R when I thought I was going to have to a complete systems restore. Now I would like to put them back onto my harddrive. But due to them being "write-protected" they won't move. Can anyone help this dingy ole lady who just fumbles around blindly??? Thank you for your time.
 

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Quick Question...Hopefully quick answer.

I have a 160gb external hard drive. Using USB 2.0. When I transfer something from my C: drive transfer rate is around 15mbps. But when I transfer something from my D: drive (second hard drive, set as a slave on same IDE channel) the transfer rate is only1.5MBps. Anyone know why I get such loss in transfer speed.
 

A:Solved: External Hard Drive Transfer rate

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