Moving XP Pro

  crosstrainer 16:48 06 Nov 2006

Is it possible to move all data os included and change all boot paths using the admin console? I have 2 SATA 250gb hdds and the C drive is in the process of dying... bad clusters appear daily and the system reboots at frequent intervals. I would really like to avoid reinstallation if possible


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:17 06 Nov 2006

Use Acronis true image or XXcopy to copy everything to the other drive and then physically swap the connections.

  johndrew 17:17 06 Nov 2006

Why not simply clone the drive using something like Acronis True Image. You then get a mirror of your existing drive and it`s so easy.

  crosstrainer 17:19 06 Nov 2006

Thanks a lot.. where can I get a copy of Acronis?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:49 06 Nov 2006
  GaT7 18:10 06 Nov 2006

Or, the free Paragon Drive Copy 8 Personal SE click here may suffice. G

More useful freebies:
* Paragon Exact Image 7 SE click here
* Paragon Partition Manager 2005 click here

  johndrew 20:06 06 Nov 2006

Or look at this for good value click here

  johndrew 20:08 06 Nov 2006

I should add that I use V 9.0 and that will do what you want and backup everything for the future.

  crosstrainer 20:17 06 Nov 2006

I swapped the cables, dragged everything off that I needed (not much really) and re-installed windows, however I still got one spontaneous re-boot but am now formating the dodgy drive, as soon as norton or spyware doctor look at it the system re-boots when flattened should be ok, it was empty anyway and just out of guarantee (typical!) I will remove it and replace later in the week

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