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sony vaio laptop harddrive help please

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
hiya my laptop sony vaio harddrive have sdome problems with it so i have got a new harddrive the problem i have is that the recovery partision how do i transfure that onto the new harddrive and make it work

i was told about a shadow image could any 1 say if this would work i am looking at a program called acronis it costs and i don't want to shell out more money if don't work

thank you
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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I'm afraid that with cloning a laptop hardrive is a little more costly than a regular PC. The reason is that you will need to buy a sata or ide enclosure (or interface) (around £20) for the new hard drive to be able to plug it into and transfer across the info from your old one. Then you need the program called Acronis True image (around £20) The other major problem is that if you had problems with your old hard drive, it could be damaged and if so, transferring the partition may be impossible which means you will have to buy a new OS to install then download all the drivers from the Sony website.

Hope this helps.
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voyager7
I'm afraid that with cloning a laptop hardrive is a little more costly than a regular PC. The reason is that you will need to buy a sata or ide enclosure (or interface) (around £20) for the new hard drive to be able to plug it into and transfer across the info from your old one. Then you need the program called Acronis True image (around £20) The other major problem is that if you had problems with your old hard drive, it could be damaged and if so, transferring the partition may be impossible which means you will have to buy a new OS to install then download all the drivers from the Sony website.

Hope this helps.


If you go to a local backstreet computer shop, they will most likely have this software and the tools to do the job, will probably cost you £30 etc. Take it in and have them do it.

I suppose you diddnt make backup discs?
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I've uploaded all the software you need to here, use hp disk utility to make a windows 98 boot usb stick (win 98 boot files are included in the link above). Then copy ghost.exe to the usb drive.
After thats done you just need to boot your laptop using the usb stick you've created and make a ghost image of your recoveery partition, swap the hard drives over and use ghost again to copy the recovery partition onto the new disk!

ps. for this method you dont need to buy an enclosure or pay someone else to do it (the only thing you need is a decent size flash drive but ghost will allow you to compress your image so the drive wont have to be too big, it's very easy & straight forward.

Let me know if you get stuck!
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thank you for the reply

i have been looking into the acronis program and i can back up the partision onto a usb portable harddrive and put the new harddrive into the laptop and run software and transfure backup to the new harddrive would this work i have been speaking to my brother and he has the program so will save there i have looked at the portable harddrive and it's 1tb i could use this as a enclosure

could i do it this way and is it difficoult

thank you again for your advice

chris
o sorry about the spelling
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bridtown
thank you for the reply

i have been looking into the acronis program and i can back up the partision onto a usb portable harddrive and put the new harddrive into the laptop and run software and transfure backup to the new harddrive would this work i have been speaking to my brother and he has the program so will save there i have looked at the portable harddrive and it's 1tb i could use this as a enclosure

could i do it this way and is it difficoult

thank you again for your advice

chris
o sorry about the spelling


Just for your information, doing this kind of thing doesn't always go swimmingly, so you may encounter some problems!! - You may be better off getting someone in the know to do it for you, will save you in the long run!

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