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soo... why not have both in the PC and leave the OS on the IDE drive. HDD speeds aren't gonna surpass IDE166 anyway unless you bench between a raptor/x in RAID
First post: I dont have room for two HDD's in my case, only one.
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Ok cool. Will the 100gb still work after this as well (without a repair)?

Also, while trying to repair an install before on my XP disk, it prompted me for the admin account password but I have no password set. Any idea on that? I dont want to copy the HDD and then not be able to repair the install,lol.
Yeah, the 100gig disk will be untouched. Just make sure you disconnect it before running the recovery console or you might unknowingly be "fixing" it and wondering why your new drive doesn't work

And its fine to have a blank admin password, just hit enter.
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Yeah, the 100gig disk will be untouched. Just make sure you disconnect it before running the recovery console or you might unknowingly be "fixing" it and wondering why your new drive doesn't work

And its fine to have a blank admin password, just hit enter.
Cool, Im going to try this in a minute. I'll let you know
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First post: I dont have room for two HDD's in my case, only one.
bad, then do as I did, just leave it in the case floor, or buy a 5.25 bay from Scythe or similar
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bad, then do as I did, just leave it in the case floor, or buy a 5.25 bay from Scythe or similar
No no no, I custom built this case and I have it how I want it. I couldn't have a HDD just sitting in the bottom staring at me all day,LOL. Im good with just the one.
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There is a VERY easy way to do this.

First, put the new hard drive into your computer. Then go to Start -> Run and type:

xcopy c: d: /e /h /f /y

Of course, replace c: and d: with the drive letters of the source and destination drive letters in your computer.



Now, after having everything copied over, remove the old hard drive and set the new one as your boot drive in BIOS. Then insert the windows XP CD and boot into windows XP setup. Now, in setup, there will be an option to repair a windows installation using the recovery console by pressing 'r'. Do that.

Log into your windows "installation" through there. When the command prompt comes up, type:

fixmbr


Congradulations, you now have a fully bootable hard drive exactly how it was before. You won't have any BSODs or anything.
Ok, I just tried this. After it copied onto the 300gb (which took maybe 10 seconds, is that normal?) I disconnected the 100gb and set the boot sequences for
1. 300GB Maxtor
2. DVD-ROM

I inserted my XP disk and after loading up (it was at the "starting windows" prompt at the bottom) I got this BSOD.

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STOP: c0000221 unknown hard error
systemRoot|system32|ntdll.dll
Help? Lol
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Um, no way it only took 10 seconds, lol. Did it list all the files that it was copying?

Also, you should boot from the windows XP CD to get to the recovery console, not the hard drive.

EDIT: Also, did you try both:

xcopy c: e: /e /h /f /y

xcopy c:\\ e:\\ /e /h /f /y
Edited by Manyak - 5/13/08 at 4:05pm
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Um, no way it only took 10 seconds, lol. Did it list all the files that it was copying?

Also, you should boot from the windows XP CD to get to the recovery console, not the hard drive.

EDIT: Also, did you try both:

xcopy c: e: /e /h /f /y

xcopy c: e: /e /h /f /y
No I didn't try both. I will now though.

What do you mean to get to the recovery console, not the hard drive exactly? I just put the XP cd in a let it load and it blue screened. Should I have done something different?
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No I didn't try both. I will now though.

What do you mean to get to the recovery console, not the hard drive exactly? I just put the XP cd in a let it load and it blue screened. Should I have done something different?
I figured out the problem. Do you have a second computer you could stick both drives into? Apparently there is a problem with copying over system files that are being used (sharing access violation), but if you use a different computer it should work.

My bad, I used this method through a seperate computer and assumed it would work in this scenario as well.

Also, make sure you put the backslashes after the drive letters, I just tried it myself to make sure. Otherwise it just copies the directory you are in, which by default is your documents and settings directory.
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I figured out the problem. Do you have a second computer you could stick both drives into? Apparently there is a problem with copying over system files that are being used (sharing access violation), but if you use a different computer it should work.

My bad, I used this method through a seperate computer and assumed it would work in this scenario as well.

Also, make sure you put the backslashes after the drive letters, I just tried it myself to make sure. Otherwise it just copies the directory you are in, which by default is your documents and settings directory.
Ahh, so I need to use a secondary PC to house the HDD's in and copy from one to the other from there?
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