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    Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    Hi,

    I had a hard disk failure, for complicated reasons I need to swap the replacement one (WD) with another one I already have (a seagate). How can I totally clone the seagate one to the WD so I can use the WD as the single boot drive on the computer that use to take the seagate one.

    I think you all get what i mean .

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    Re: Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    http://forums.hexus.net/software/204...d-1tb-hdd.html

    you will get mine and other peoples answers in that thread. most if not all clone software let's you boot afterwards. easus partition manager is free and i use that a bit

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    Re: Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    Hi,

    I had a hard disk failure, for complicated reasons I need to swap the replacement one (WD) with another one I already have (a seagate). How can I totally clone the seagate one to the WD so I can use the WD as the single boot drive on the computer that use to take the seagate one.

    I think you all get what i mean .
    Download the Acronis tools from the WD website - lets you clone / backup whole drives. Normally about £30, but the WD edition just needs to detect one of the drives in your system as WD to work.

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    Re: Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    Lots of info in the link uni posted. Personally, I'd use a linux live CD and the dd command.
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    Re: Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    I did gagaga's suggestion and it worked really well. Thanks for all your help everyone .

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    Re: Can someone help me totally clone a drive that contains a boot partition?

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    I did gagaga's suggestion and it worked really well. Thanks for all your help everyone .
    good stuff. now watch how many people keep on replying over the next few months so they can get free shipping from scan

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