Copying a SINGLE partition (data=Drive C, not system) on 160GB


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FWIW: Dell Latitude D600, 1.5GB RAM

WinXP Pro SP2
80GB initial drive is fine
49MB system partition
70GB data partition (Drive C) as of April '07
160GB 'fairly new' drive is toast - won't boot ("X")
94MB system partition
150GB data partition (Drive C) as of 10/29/2007 this morning
Note: My drive D is the CD/DVD drive and I do not have any other partitions
on the 80GB nor the 160GB drive. This is my 3rd Seagate 160GB drive in 4
weeks! Arg :-(


I've used EZ Gig II to clone my older 80GB drive to a new 160GB ("Z").
Cloning appears to be fine. Now, the 80GB drive has 'old data' on it in its
Drive C partition but the 80GB (Hitachi) boots fine. The 160GB "X" drive has
a bad 94.1MB system partition [sector 2, I think] but the data partition
(Drive C only of 150GB) has all my 'new data files'.

I need to copy the "X" (Seagate 160GB) data partition ONLY to my newly
cloned "Z" drive (also a Seagate 160GB).
1) How can I do this?
2) What are the implications of ONLY copying the 'data partition' and
leaving the system partition (94MB) alone?

TIA!
 
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Seagate makes one fine hd,at least with SATA.If youre drive to copy is
an IDE hd to IDE hd,youre in luck,XP already has the technology.Simply format
the new hd,set as slave to C: on same IDE cable,other possibilities probably
would work also.Either way,once formatted,go to run,type:
XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r Agree to all in the DOS window, D: being the
new hd,if another letter is asigned to it,then use that letter.Takes 6-10
min.
Also,for more info,open cmd type:XCOPY /?
 
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Guest

What about registry entries etc.? Especially for the C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r?
Drives are both IDE. Forgot to mention the most important thing.
SATA is in my future but maybe not for 2-6 months. Maybe sooner if this
thing can't be solved.
THANKS!


Andrew E. said:
Seagate makes one fine hd,at least with SATA.If youre drive to copy is
an IDE hd to IDE hd,youre in luck,XP already has the technology.Simply format
the new hd,set as slave to C: on same IDE cable,other possibilities probably
would work also.Either way,once formatted,go to run,type:
XCOPY C:\*.* D:\ /c/h/e/k/r Agree to all in the DOS window, D: being the
new hd,if another letter is asigned to it,then use that letter.Takes 6-10
min.
Also,for more info,open cmd type:XCOPY /?

Tom said:
FWIW: Dell Latitude D600, 1.5GB RAM

WinXP Pro SP2
80GB initial drive is fine
49MB system partition
70GB data partition (Drive C) as of April '07
160GB 'fairly new' drive is toast - won't boot ("X")
94MB system partition
150GB data partition (Drive C) as of 10/29/2007 this morning
Note: My drive D is the CD/DVD drive and I do not have any other partitions
on the 80GB nor the 160GB drive. This is my 3rd Seagate 160GB drive in 4
weeks! Arg :-(


I've used EZ Gig II to clone my older 80GB drive to a new 160GB ("Z").
Cloning appears to be fine. Now, the 80GB drive has 'old data' on it in its
Drive C partition but the 80GB (Hitachi) boots fine. The 160GB "X" drive has
a bad 94.1MB system partition [sector 2, I think] but the data partition
(Drive C only of 150GB) has all my 'new data files'.

I need to copy the "X" (Seagate 160GB) data partition ONLY to my newly
cloned "Z" drive (also a Seagate 160GB).
1) How can I do this?
2) What are the implications of ONLY copying the 'data partition' and
leaving the system partition (94MB) alone?

TIA!
 
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Timothy Daniels

Tom said:
FWIW: Dell Latitude D600, 1.5GB RAM

WinXP Pro SP2
80GB initial drive is fine
49MB system partition
70GB data partition (Drive C) as of April '07
160GB 'fairly new' drive is toast - won't boot ("X")
94MB system partition
150GB data partition (Drive C) as of 10/29/2007 this morning
Note: My drive D is the CD/DVD drive and I do not have any
other partitions on the 80GB nor the 160GB drive. This is my
3rd Seagate 160GB drive in 4 weeks! Arg :-(


I've used EZ Gig II to clone my older 80GB drive to a new
160GB ("Z"). Cloning appears to be fine. Now, the 80GB
drive has 'old data' on it in its Drive C partition but the 80GB
(Hitachi) boots fine. The 160GB "X" drive has a bad 94.1MB
system partition [sector 2, I think] but the data partition
(Drive C only of 150GB) has all my 'new data files'.

I need to copy the "X" (Seagate 160GB) data partition ONLY
to my newly cloned "Z" drive (also a Seagate 160GB).
1) How can I do this?
2) What are the implications of ONLY copying the 'data partition'
and leaving the system partition (94MB) alone?

TIA!

Casper (by Future Systems Solutions) can clone individual
partitions - be they Boot partitions (where the OS resides) or
data partitions. (The System partition, in Microsoft speak, is
where the boot files reside.) FSS has a 30-day free trial version
that you can download. The only "crippling" done to the free trial
version is that you can't resize partitions as you transfer them -
the copy will be the same size as the original. Check out Casper's
web page at www.FSSdev.com/products/casper/ . Please let us
know your experience with XCopy if you use that utility.

*TimDaniels*
 

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