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I just bought a WD 640GB hdd and want to use it as the boot drive, But dont really want to re-install xp on it, Not unless I have to.

I tried Norton Ghost, And it appeared to work, Copied to the destination drive and everything, Booted up, Worked fine, Nice and fast compared to my seagate C drive, But once it got up to windows, It came to a screen that said Logging On, Then kept cyclying thru that loggin in/loggin off.

Is there a better program out there for cloning a hdd from a boot drive to another hdd?
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post #2 of 7
You can try Acronis True image, I use it alot as a "backup my fresh install system drive" program, so I don't need to reinstall everything if something goes wrong.
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strange

i never had this issue with norton ghost

then again it is a norton product. maybe i've been lucky so far
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I use Disk Copy 2, it's a free bootable CD.

Just pop it in, follow the Wizard then resize the partition if needed.

http://www.easeus.com/download.htm

It's down the end of the page.
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Acronis True Image is picky with RAID devices I guess.

I tried to replace it with my old copy, and wouldn't work... couldn't detect the RAID Controller at all. I was using a Rosewill RC-211 card just for clarification.

Otherwise, it works great.
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I wont be using RAID personally
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Quote:
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Acronis True Image is picky with RAID devices I guess.

I tried to replace it with my old copy, and wouldn't work... couldn't detect the RAID Controller at all. I was using a Rosewill RC-211 card just for clarification.

Otherwise, it works great.
It is? Didn't have any issues with my system (and I have 2 RAID drives) maybe with onboard controllers it works better than with add in cards.

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