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    Question Copying HDD to new unit....

    What's the best way to make an exact copy of one HDD to a new HDD? The OS is Win 95 and I need to copy the drive verbatim, exact mirror copy of original!
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    Something like Norton Ghost or another type of drive imaging software.

    The only problem is - if the computer isn't the same hardware it will not be happy. However, if it's an IDE drive and you're lucky - you should be able to do it without too much hassle - though the driver database may get a bit bogged down.
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    Found a freeware program called HDClone, gonna try that before I shell out for Norton Ghost!

    Thanks for your help kez.
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    Did the same thing as you- usually everything is ok, most of the knew hardware will be detected- but if you are using different IDE controller (proabbly will be) it will completly screw, what you should do is put it into your old rig and install the defualt ide controllers then put it in your new one. i found this mentioned someware on here http://fae.abit.com.tw/eng/index.htm coudn't seem to find it when just looked but there somewhere. If it is a problem with the IDE controller it will give you an odd error which doesn't point out to be the IDE controller at all.

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