AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Support > Tech Support

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2010-11-24, 14:08   Link #1
pepper_begs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Question moving windows 7 to a faster hard drive

Hi,

I would like to move my operating system from a slower 300g drive to a faster 1T drive.

What would be a good way to do this?

Would using control panel to make a disc image allow me to do this?

Anyone have experience doing this?

Thanks in advance.
pepper_begs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-24, 18:16   Link #2
Hyperion
Black Lagoon Social Club
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: North Carolina
Age: 33
I would say using 3rd party cloning software would do the trick. Sadly I don't remember the names of them.

Just google search for hard drive cloning software.
__________________
Hyperion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-25, 22:43   Link #3
pepper_begs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Oh Hell, I'm doing something wrong.

Tried Windows 7 backup utility. Made an image. Made a bootable disc. Won't let me copy the image to the target disc; it says the disc is active?

Tried Seagate's free disc cloning program. It lets me copy the image and says its successful. My rig won't boot from that disc, it says the boot manager is missing?

Could someone link to an idiot proof set of directions? I think I need some.

All I'm trying to do is move my operating system (on a 100 gig partition) to a 1T drive.
pepper_begs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-26, 03:19   Link #4
Jinto
Asuki-tan Kairin ↓
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fürth (GER)
Age: 37
You can use the windows repair console to fix the MBR and the Boot Manager (...see/google bootrec in Vista and Win7 or look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392).
__________________
Folding@Home, Team Animesuki
Jinto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-26, 13:41   Link #5
pepper_begs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Thank you Jinto. I will try that next>
pepper_begs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-26, 21:36   Link #6
pepper_begs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Thanks again. It didn't go smoothly but my flailing around let windows do a repair.
pepper_begs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-27, 11:09   Link #7
sa547
Senior Member
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Philippines
Age: 41
I used Norton Ghost to clone the partition to another hard drive.

Jinto's right: either fix the MBR and the bootrec in the Repair Console, or if that fails, you'll have to repair the operating system with the installation disc (in my case, I moved an 80GB hard drive from a wrecked Compaq Deskpro to a custom-built system and got a disk read error; after the MBR fixing failed, I had to repair my XP installation without having to wipe the whole drive clean).
__________________
sa547 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-27, 15:41   Link #8
Tiberium Wolf
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal
Age: 38
Try drive image xml if you have time. It's little annoying to build the boot disk with bartPE but it's worth it.
__________________
Tiberium Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2010-11-27, 22:55   Link #9
pepper_begs
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Its fixed now. I followed the directions on the link but......

By doing that the system decided to work after I did the bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd option.
pepper_begs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
We use Silk.