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- New Hard Drive/data transfer
April 15, 2005, 1:53 pm
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I have a Compaq Presario Desktop PC with Win XP Home - SP2, which has a
W/Digital 40gb hard drive, which is begining to get a bit noisy (I think
Have bought and fitted an 80gb Seagate Barracuda, which Device Mgr sees, and
BIOS has as slave to the master 40gb drive. I want to transfer everything
from the 40gb drive to the new 80gb drive, then remove the 40gb drive.
I was confident to do this until I reached this stage. Having read (too
much) about doing this, my head is now spinning.
I would be most grateful for some help and guidance to help me to do this.
Current drive has 2 partitions C: (NTFS) at 34352MB and D: (FAT32) 3794MB
(which is the Recovery Partition)
The computer supports UDMA mode 5 and has a 40 pin, 80 conductor cable,
which the Seagate requires for UATA/100 (?)
Hope this is sufficient information to encourage someone to help.