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copying a disk and the boot blocks

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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 12:00:34 PM

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I used to be able to format a disk with /s to transfer the os and boot
blocks. Then I could run diskcopy with the switches /sehckr and that would
copy my boot disk to another disk.
Under xp Pro, I now cannot see how to transfer the boot blocks since the sys
command no longer works nor does diskcopy even though it looks like I can
use the xcopy command to perform the same function.
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 12:00:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

You need a 3rd party imaging program like Norton Ghost or one of the many
that come free with a new hard drive. Check the web site for the
manufacturer of one of your hard drives and see if they have an available
download. Most of the downloads will only work if you have one of their
drives installed.

Kerry Brown
KDB Systems

"jrbareta" <jrbareta@comcast.net> wrote in message
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>I used to be able to format a disk with /s to transfer the os and boot
>blocks. Then I could run diskcopy with the switches /sehckr and that would
>copy my boot disk to another disk.
> Under xp Pro, I now cannot see how to transfer the boot blocks since the
> sys command no longer works nor does diskcopy even though it looks like I
> can use the xcopy command to perform the same function.
>
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