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    Cloned HDD now need to boot from it...need help

    Does anyone know of any free disc imaging programs ? I want to make on image of my 80gb hdd and restore it to a new 500gb hdd without having to format and reinstall everything.

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    Does Daemon not do something like this?

    I assume its ISO's you want to create? If so then i use Daemon to launch my ISOs not sure if thats what your looking for though.

    Original Poster

    i don't want to make copies of discs as such ie: films. I want to clone my hdd, Does deamon do that ?

    zeus9876;6592537

    i don't want to make copies of discs as such ie: films. I want to clone … i don't want to make copies of discs as such ie: films. I want to clone my hdd, Does deamon do that ?



    Not sure if it does.

    From what youv said in the description? could you not just drag-and-drop?:thinking:

    Original Poster

    no it doesn't work like that sorry

    I highly recommend acronis true image home.
    It's only $50 and well worth it IMO.

    acronis.com/hom…ge/

    Original Poster

    ummm thats not free tho....i want to know if there are any FREE ones or Trial ones. Not looking to spend anything as i would rather just format and re-install instead of spending $50.

    zeus9876;6592597

    ummm thats not free tho....i want to know if there are any FREE ones or … ummm thats not free tho....i want to know if there are any FREE ones or Trial ones. Not looking to spend anything as i would rather just format and re-install instead of spending $50.



    It has a free trial

    Are both HDD's in the same machine?

    If your hard drive is a Seagate or a Maxtor, there is a free version of Acronis at the Seagate / Maxtor Website.

    seagate.com/ww/…CRD

    Please note, this will not work if your Hard Drive is not a Seagate or Maxtor.

    :thumbsup:

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    Babbabooey;6592658

    It has a free trial


    do you know if the trial is limited to so many gb's ? usually the trials will not let you fully create and restore an image over a certain size.

    No, I'm 99% sure that it's fully functional for 30 days. You might get a nag screen but that should be it.


    edit... yep, full functionality -
    kb.acronis.com/con…768

    Original Poster

    kingy58;6592664

    Are both HDD's in the same machine?


    they will be tomorrow

    ]PING is free and works very well.

    Original Poster

    Inactive;6592667

    If your hard drive is a Seagate or a Maxtor, there is a free version of … If your hard drive is a Seagate or a Maxtor, there is a free version of Acronis at the Seagate / Maxtor Website.http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRDPlease note, this will not work if your Hard Drive is not a Seagate or Maxtor.:thumbsup:


    i just bought a seagate 500gb hdd but not sure what the 80gb drive is yet. will have a look and see

    edit* yup both are seagate's so will use the link provided. Thanks for all the help

    The free version that I have posted at 11 has no time limitations on it.

    But only for Maxtor or Seagate drives.

    DriveImageXML works well & is free

    zeus9876;6592693

    they will be tomorrow


    Can't you then just use the 'File Transfer Wizard'?

    just for everyones info, the seagate version of acronis will work on any drives at all, it just looks for a seagate (or new maxtor) in the system even usb ones.
    i keep an old 4gb seagate for attachment via usb caddy for this purpose

    maddogb;6593662

    just for everyones info, the seagate version of acronis will work on any … just for everyones info, the seagate version of acronis will work on any drives at all, it just looks for a seagate (or new maxtor) in the system even usb ones.i keep an old 4gb seagate for attachment via usb caddy for this purpose



    Interesting, thanks for that.. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    My HDD arrived. Managed to clone it with my 80gb drive. Now how do i set it to boot from the new drive ?

    set the jumper to master and the old one to slave.
    or do it in the computer BIOS if it lets you

    Original Poster

    sata drives dont have jumpers but thanks for trying

    zeus9876;6596790

    sata drives dont have jumpers but thanks for trying



    Older ones do I believe.

    Anyway, it should be in the bios then, you can choose the boot order and drive priority.

    Or just unplug the old 80gb one, that would be the easiest!

    Original Poster

    Babbabooey;6596887

    Older ones do I believe.Anyway, it should be in the bios then, you can … Older ones do I believe.Anyway, it should be in the bios then, you can choose the boot order and drive priority.Or just unplug the old 80gb one, that would be the easiest!


    will try the bios but want the 80gb one in there so i can format and use for storage

    Original Poster

    Bios is no good as it's only option is cd-rom or hard drive...does not list which hard drive

    Original Poster

    ok think i got it. I pressed F8 and went into the boot menu. Selected the 500gb drive and it said seagate disk wizard completed.

    My 500gb is now my C drive so think i am sorted woohoo

    now lets see if i mess anything up formatting my 80gb drive


    ohhh the dreaded BOOTMGR is missing grrrrr

    Original Poster

    all working again now i think
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