Clone SCSI to IDE; OS W2K

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Would anyone be able to offer suggestions for solving my problem.

I have an IBM system which has a SCSI 17 GB HD with Windows 2K Pro on
it but I do not have the MS 2KPro recovery disks (even though I have
the certificate of authenticity). I would like to clone this operating
system to a new IDE Hitachi 160 GB HD.

Is there any good freeware for such a venture? Can MaxBlast 3 or 4 do
the job? (I understand that it works quite well on non-Maxtor disks?)
How about Casper XP? Perhaps XXCopy? Or, do I have to pay for the
likes of Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost 9.0?

I am told that, in any case, I would have a problem with "boot.ini"
files when going from SCSI to IDE. Is there a resource for deciphering
this?

Any and all of your comments would be most appreciated. Have a
wonderful day. Thank you.
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  1. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    hi ,

    you should get a copy of missed disks and go with a repair-installation
    .. any other way will be almost desastrous .

    In article <1113068245.163136.93350@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>,
    jo53744@hotmail.com says...
    > Would anyone be able to offer suggestions for solving my problem.
    >
    > I have an IBM system which has a SCSI 17 GB HD with Windows 2K Pro on
    > it but I do not have the MS 2KPro recovery disks (even though I have
    > the certificate of authenticity). I would like to clone this operating
    > system to a new IDE Hitachi 160 GB HD.
    >
    > Is there any good freeware for such a venture? Can MaxBlast 3 or 4 do
    > the job? (I understand that it works quite well on non-Maxtor disks?)
    > How about Casper XP? Perhaps XXCopy? Or, do I have to pay for the
    > likes of Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost 9.0?
    >
    > I am told that, in any case, I would have a problem with "boot.ini"
    > files when going from SCSI to IDE. Is there a resource for deciphering
    > this?
    >
    > Any and all of your comments would be most appreciated. Have a
    > wonderful day. Thank you.
    >
    >

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    gruss , wolfgang
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    goober <jo53744@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Would anyone be able to offer suggestions for solving my problem.

    I'd make a copy of the CD since you claim to have the certificate.

    If you are lying about that, you might as well make the copy anyway.

    > I have an IBM system which has a SCSI 17 GB HD with Windows
    > 2K Pro on it but I do not have the MS 2KPro recovery disks (even
    > though I have the certificate of authenticity). I would like to clone
    > this operating system to a new IDE Hitachi 160 GB HD.

    > Is there any good freeware for such a venture?

    XXClone would probably work and you dont lose anything trying except time.

    > Can MaxBlast 3 or 4 do the job? (I understand
    > that it works quite well on non-Maxtor disks?)

    I wouldnt risk it myself.

    > How about Casper XP?

    Havent tried it.

    > Perhaps XXCopy?

    XXClone is better for that, same author.

    > Or, do I have to pay for the likes of Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost 9.0?

    Nope, you should be able to use Ghost 2003 and its
    dirt cheap as part of SystemWorks Pro 2003 off ebay.

    > I am told that, in any case, I would have a problem with "boot.ini" files
    > when going from SCSI to IDE. Is there a resource for deciphering this?

    Probably. Its obvious enough if you read it.
  3. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    Thanks for the info.

    You mentioned: I'd make a copy of the CD since you claim to have the
    certificate.

    Actually, I bought the computer with the OS (W2K) but without the
    recovery CDs. Apparently, it was "ghosted" to the HD. Hence, I have
    the certificate of authenticity but no CDs.

    My aim is to make an archival copy of the OS either on another HD or to
    a bootable CD. What are your thoughts?
  4. Archived from groups: comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage (More info?)

    goober <jo53744@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1113160152.098081.289640@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...

    > Thanks for the info.

    > You mentioned: I'd make a copy of the CD
    > since you claim to have the certificate.

    > Actually, I bought the computer with the OS (W2K) but without
    > the recovery CDs. Apparently, it was "ghosted" to the HD.
    > Hence, I have the certificate of authenticity but no CDs.

    Sure, I meant copy someone else's 2K CD or download one etc.

    > My aim is to make an archival copy of the OS either on
    > another HD or to a bootable CD. What are your thoughts?

    Thats useful if the install goes pear shaped, but isnt as useful as the
    distribution CD if you need to repair the install when the clone doesnt boot.
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