Replacing Hard Drive

  Ritchbee 14:45 04 Feb 08
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Hi,

Is there such a thing as an step by step guide in order to do the above for a novice like me?.

I have an external hard drive which I've saved my old hard drive onto or should I purchase Acronis true image to take a copy my hard drive.

So it really a question of what order I should do things in?.

Thanks
Brian

  rawprawn 15:27 04 Feb 08

I would buy Acronis, that way you can "Clone" your old HD and tranfer it to your new one.
Anyway Acronis is a must for regular safe backups

  pj123 18:34 04 Feb 08

xxclone is free from: click here

also Maxblast 5 is also free if any one of your hard drives is a Maxtor or a Seagate.

I have used both of these programs to clone my C: drive to an external with no problems whatsoever.


Maxblast from:

click here

  pj123 18:35 04 Feb 08

xxclone is free from: click here

also Maxblast 5 is also free if any one of your hard drives is a Maxtor or a Seagate.

I have used both of these programs to clone my C: drive to an external with no problems whatsoever.


Maxblast from:

click here

  Ritchbee 16:23 05 Feb 08

Attempted to add new hard drive but after the BIOS went through it's thing I had the following messages

Media Failure (check cables) then a Boot Disk Failure message.

Went into BIOS and it can see the new drive so not sure what else I can do.

I checked the settings aginst Seagates website and that seems to be fine.

What am I doing wrong ?

Cheers
Brian

are you using acronis?
if so insert the bootable media to take you into the interface so you can access the back up to restore.
I take it the hard drive has no operating system on it,so the message maybe relative to that.

sorry should read insert bootable media and reboot

  Ritchbee 18:03 05 Feb 08

Raven,

No you are correct the hard drive does not have OS on it.

I'm using MaxBlast to create an image back up?.

It's on my external hard drive if that helps.

I will try your suggestion.

Cheers
Brian

yep,if alls connected ok
insert the maxblast boot disc and reboot,that should take you into the same interface you used to create the image,select operations add disc and follow prompts to format/partition etc.
Then you will be able to restore image.

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