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August 30, 2005 8:10:03 PM

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I just bought a 20Gb laptop hd for my notebook pc and I want to move or
transfer everything (files, programs a and settings) from the old 6Gb HD to
the new one... I moved the new HD inside the notebook pc and the old one to
an external drive.

F.A.S.T did not work with the IMG0001.dat file in the old drive before
switching the drives and didnt work either saving the transfer folder in the
new drive.... program keeps saying it cant find any transfer files.

I cant use Norton ghost for some tecnical issue. Does anyone has any
suggestions or solutions ??
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 31, 2005 4:34:01 AM

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Hello,

"Poseidon" <Poseidon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D AAE5B8A-2D6A-4C5C-8BAB-270118E7191D@microsoft.com...
> I just bought a 20Gb laptop hd for my notebook pc and I want to move or
> transfer everything (files, programs a and settings) from the old 6Gb HD
to
> the new one... I moved the new HD inside the notebook pc and the old one
to
> an external drive.

> F.A.S.T did not work with the IMG0001.dat file in the old drive before
> switching the drives and didnt work either saving the transfer folder in
the
> new drive.... program keeps saying it cant find any transfer files.

> I cant use Norton ghost for some tecnical issue. Does anyone has any
> suggestions or solutions ??

I've used GHOST to do this in the past under Windows 98SE and ME - but
left the original HDD in place in the laptop and cloned its contents onto
the new drive. The new drive was connected to the laptop via a USB 2.0
high-speed external interface device (Integral, by Akasa -
www.akasa.tw.com ) - and the process was a success.

HTH

Philip Andrews
August 31, 2005 4:34:02 AM

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I have Ghost 2003 and tryed to do the same thing you did... but the program
was not able to reboot into the vitual partition for some reason and when
rebooted showed a missing operating system crash error...

I dont know if I should try again and instead of starting from Win XP, I
should start with a Win 98 boot disk or a ghost boot disk and launch ghost
from DOS and make an image of the Old HD and then figure some way to store it
in the new one through the USB 2.0

Besides ghost is there a way to do it using a windows based aplication??


> > I cant use Norton ghost for some tecnical issue. Does anyone has any
> > suggestions or solutions ??
>
> I've used GHOST to do this in the past under Windows 98SE and ME - but
> left the original HDD in place in the laptop and cloned its contents onto
> the new drive. The new drive was connected to the laptop via a USB 2.0
> high-speed external interface device (Integral, by Akasa -
> www.akasa.tw.com ) - and the process was a success.
>
> HTH
>
> Philip Andrews
>
>
>
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August 31, 2005 4:34:03 AM

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"Poseidon" <Poseidon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I just bought a 20Gb laptop hd for my notebook pc and I want to move or
transfer everything (files, programs a and settings) from the old 6Gb HD to
the new one... I moved the new HD inside the notebook pc and the old one to
an external drive.

F.A.S.T did not work with the IMG0001.dat file in the old drive before
switching the drives and didnt work either saving the transfer folder in the
new drive.... program keeps saying it cant find any transfer files.

I cant use Norton ghost for some tecnical issue. Does anyone has any
suggestions or solutions ??


Poseidon continues in a subsequent posting...
>I have Ghost 2003 and tryed to do the same thing you did... but the program
>was not able to reboot into the vitual partition for some reason and when
>rebooted showed a missing operating system crash error...
>
> I dont know if I should try again and instead of starting from Win XP, I
> should start with a Win 98 boot disk or a ghost boot disk and launch ghost
> from DOS and make an image of the Old HD and then figure some way to store
> it in the new one through the USB 2.0
>
> Besides ghost is there a way to do it using a windows based aplication??
>
>> > I cant use Norton ghost for some tecnical issue. Does anyone has any
>> > suggestions or solutions ??


Poseidon:
Try this...

First, create a Ghost 2003 bootable floppy disk. If you haven't already done
so, here's how you do it...

1. Insert a blank floppy disk. It need not be formatted.

2. Access your Ghost program. (Make sure you have the latest version of the
Ghost program - 2003.793. If you don't, use Ghost's LiveUpdate feature to
download/install the latest build).

3. Click on Ghost Utilities and select Norton Ghost Boot Wizard.

4. Select Standard Ghost Boot Disk. On the following dialog box (assuming
you have USB 2.0 capability), select "USB 2.0 Support" and check "Assign DOS
drive letters". Click Next.

5. Select the "Use PC-DOS" option in the next dialog box.

6. Complete the process following the screen prompts.

7. Remove floppy and label accordingly.

Now that you have a Ghost bootable floppy disk...

Cloning the contents of your USB external hard drive to your new 20 GB
laptop HD...

1. Other than the USB external hard drive you'll be cloning from,
disconnect any other external storage devices(s), e.g., ZIP drive, flash
drive, etc. that are connected to the computer.

2. With your USB external hard drive connected to the computer and
powered-up, and the Ghost bootable CD inserted, boot up your computer.

3. On the initial Ghost screen that displays ("License agreement warning"),
right-arrow (or Tab key) over to the "Continue without marking drives"
button and press Enter.

4. The "About Norton Ghost " screen appears. Click OK.

5. Right-arrow (twice) over to the "To Disk" button and press Enter.

6. The next screen will list both of your drives - Drive 1 (your source
disk, i.e., in this case the disk you're cloning TO), and Drive 2 (your
destination disk, i.e., in this case the disk you're cloning from). MAKE
ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU HIGHLIGHT (SELECT) YOUR SOURCE DISK, I.E., YOUR EXTERNAL
HD.

7. The next screen will have reflect your destination disk, i.e. your
internal laptop drive. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU HIGHLIGHT (SELECT) YOUR
DESTINATION DISK, I.E., YOUR INTERNAL HD. Press Enter.

8. The next screen is the "Destination Drive Details" window and reflects
your ultimate destination disk. Once again, ensure that it's the laptop's
internal HD. Press your Tab key to highlight the OK button and press Enter.

9. The "Proceed with disk clone?" window will open. Left-arrow over to the
Yes button and press Enter. The cloning process will begin.

10. After the "Clone Completed Successfully" message appears, left-arrow
over to the "Continue" button and press Enter.

11. Down-arrow to "Quit" and press Enter.

12. Click "Yes" at the "Are you sure you want to quit?" message.

13. Remove the Ghost floppy and reboot the computer.



Hopefully you will have cloned the contents of your USBEHD to your laptop's
drive. You may get a Windows XP message box requesting you reboot your
computer. Do so.

Anna
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 31, 2005 6:09:45 AM

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Philip Andrews wrote:

> I've used GHOST to do this in the past under Windows 98SE and ME - but
> left the original HDD in place in the laptop and cloned its contents onto
> the new drive. The new drive was connected to the laptop via a USB 2.0
> high-speed external interface device (Integral, by Akasa -
> www.akasa.tw.com ) - and the process was a success.

I don't fully understand the original post, but the above is probably
the simplest and correct approach - clone and swap.
August 31, 2005 2:09:04 PM

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Thanks a lot ANNA... I will follow all your indications to make an image of
the new HD once I finished installing all the programs.... since I needed the
laptop urgently and didnt know how fast I was gonna be able to clone the old
drive I started installing everything....

My remaining Issue is what I wrote in the first post about not being able to
transfer the settings that I saved using the Win XP "FILE AND SETTINGS FAST
TRANSFER WIZARD" I have read many posts about the files being saved in a
folder located in a different drive or partition...

I have it saved in the old HD, in both partitions of the new HD and even in
a CD.... but I cant make the wizard recognize it from any of those
locations...

Do you, Phillip or bxf, know anything about that ???
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 31, 2005 3:53:05 PM

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Hello Poseidon, Anna, bxf -

"bxf" <bill@topman.net> wrote in message
news:1125479385.400318.170700@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>
> Philip Andrews wrote:
>
> > I've used GHOST to do this in the past under Windows 98SE and ME -
but
> > left the original HDD in place in the laptop and cloned its contents
onto
> > the new drive. The new drive was connected to the laptop via a USB 2.0
> > high-speed external interface device (Integral, by Akasa -
> > www.akasa.tw.com ) - and the process was a success.

> I don't fully understand the original post, but the above is probably
> the simplest and correct approach - clone and swap.


I should have mentioned that I use a bootable floppy-based version of
GHOST 5.1 to carry out the cloning of drives - because I've found it to be
far more dependable than running GHOST from within Windows. I should also
have mentioned that I also use a PC that's been equipped with a removable
HDD caddy (for 3.5" IDE drives) where the caddy is connected as the
Secondary Master - this gives me the means to clone the primary master
straight to the secondary master without link-swapping.

In the case of cloning a laptop HDD, I use the Akasa Integral USB 2.0 2.5"
HDD caddy mentioned above, and the same floppy-based copy of GHOST 5.1. This
trick works OK on older laptops - but it might not work on a newer laptop
that's equipped with a separate USB floppy-drive.

The cloning process itself is exactly the same as described by Anna -
thanks, Anna: your explanation is far better than mine might have been, and
in any case saved me a lot of typing.

Regards,

Philip
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