i have searched quite a bit and can't seem to find an answer.
heres my problem, my favorite computers hard drive has hints of failing(intermittently making awful noise) i want to replace it.
its a 250gig sata i also have a 160g ata in the machine and access to a 160 gig usb external.
the 250 sata has the main C partition and D (backup its an HP) but only have ~30 gigs used on it at the moment. i want to be able to basically copy the entire c & d drives to a new hard drive.
i have alot of stuff in that 30 gigs that i don't want to/can't reinstall.
isn't there a way to simply format the new sata drive and move everything over? sorry about all the details here, this is also my only machine w/sata drive capability.
i tried this Geek To Live: Partition and Image Your Hard Drive with the System Rescue CD
and couldn't get it to boot at all.
also found alohabob and similar programs (on this forum) but seems they won't work within a single machine.