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    Transfering HDD contents

    So i recently built me my new pc and i've still got some things to transfer from my old pc.
    Due the size of some of them i was just going to stick the old HDD in but it's a boot drive so is there anything i should be wary off.
    I was going to stick them both in and make sure my new pc drive is higher up the boot list than the current one. Would that work ok and i could then browse through the old hdd at my lesiure copying and pasting and one i've finished format it to use on my new pc.

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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    Just keep the boot order in the BIOS correctly and it doesn't matter if ALL the drives are boot drives, it will load the first one.
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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung View Post
    Just keep the boot order in the BIOS correctly and it doesn't matter if ALL the drives are boot drives, it will load the first one.
    Thanks. Thats what i thought but cant hurt to ask.

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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    Just transfered all my data across and as i've gone to format the drive so i can use it as extra storage i've noticed that they're is a 55MB (EISA Configuration) partion which i can't delete.
    I assume this is for recovery like when you hold a certain button at boot up but i don't want it anymore. Does anyone know how to get rid of it.

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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    Might need some partition software like Acronis Disk Director, I am sure there are also free alternatives available.

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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    There should be no need for third-party utilities - just fire up a command prompt and issue the command "diskpart". Then enter "list disk", which will display all the physical drives in your system, followed by "select disk x" (where x is the old HDD).

    Finally enter the command "clean", but be VERY careful you've selected the right disk, as this will delete *all* information on the drive - data, partition table, the whole lot.

    Exit diskpart, and you should then be able to go into disk management and partition/format the drive as normal (it will tell you the drive needs to be initialised before use, so just hit "yes"). Job done.

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    Re: Transfering HDD contents

    You can Paragon Partition Magic 8.5 for free:

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