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Xp hard drive limit

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Last response: in Windows XP
February 13, 2010 7:23:09 PM

I have a 20 Gig Maxtor C: Drive for my XP Home dition. It has 2.82 GB Left of usable space. Just recovered from Blue Screen Error Code 0X000000ED after using my Windows install disks and the chkdsk /r command. Reached 100% restore. Lucky.

Now how do I replace my C: Drive to higher capacity maybe 250 GB without losing data and Windows applications tc.

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February 13, 2010 9:53:31 PM

Get the new HDD. Download the mfr's disk utilities for the new HDD from the mfr's website. Usually there are DOS or other utilities that you can burn to a CD or USB stick. Install the new HDD. Boot to the CD or USB stick where you burned the utilities. Use the utilities to "clone" your existing HDD to the new one.
February 13, 2010 10:01:34 PM

There are many ways to do it. Did your new drive come with a
CD? If so, it should have a disk copying program that'll let you
copy the contents from the old drive to the new one.

Additionally, there is a CD that you can download called the
Ultimate Boot CD. It has some free programs on there for doing
a disk-to-disk copy as well.

Some Useful Hint here For laptop :

How to replace your hard drive without losing data

Good luck..
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February 14, 2010 2:57:52 AM

Cloning the hard drive is definately the best suggestion.