Hard Drive trouble (just shoot me now) - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2009, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1
Angry Hard Drive trouble (just shoot me now)

Okay first of all, this is my first post...and the main reason i joined this forum, anyways apologies if this wastes your time if its somewhere else on this forum or on the web, I have tried to find it on the web in general and its not very helpful

anyways onto my question:
Okay so I have a 2005/06 ish era Dell XPS 400, I have tons of files on it that would be a huuuuge pain to move onto a new computer. It came with a 60gb Western Digital hard drive, about 6 or 7 months ago i put in another WD hdd this time 160 gb into the other space i had inside the stock case for a hdd. I also have an external Seagate Free agent (320g) thats plugged in pretty much all the time. I keep most of my school docs on my free agent and any pictures or videos or any other misc. stuff mostly on that. I keep pretty much bare bones program/system files and music on my 60gb and then my 160 gb doesnt have anything really because the free agent is so big that it can handle everything else. My 60gb has about 40 gbs of program files and the rest is scattered about my documents or music. I have less than a gb of free space and i want to (my original intentions with it) completely copy the drive and its partitions to the 160gb internal. I know this sounds easy and redundant but the problem is, dell put like 2 or 3 partitions on the 60g for like factory reset and stuff. Also its really annoying because when i try to change the drive name so that it will refer to the new one as C the whole computer changed to refer to the old drive and all kinds of problems its really a nightmare. I thought norton ghost would help, i copied the main drive partition no problem, but when it came to the partitions, i would have to partition the new drive in the formats and then copy each partition and all this crap and im starting to ramble. Anyways...any suggestions, sorry if its really lengthy, and i didnt provide all the details so just ask if you need them and ill try.

thanks a million in advance

Abunai007 is offline  
Old 01-12-2009, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
There and Back again
Nukem's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 4,334
Default Re: Hard Drive trouble (just shoot me now)

|MG| XXCLONE 0.58.0

Dell 4K S2817Q / Logitech Z-680 / Func MS3 Mouse / Corsair K70
NZXT Source 530 / i7-3770K / Corsair H100 / ASRock Z77 Extreme4 / SoundBlaster Recon3d
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD/Seagate 1TB/2TB/WD 2TB
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 2133 / PNY GTX 980 ti/ Seasonic M12II 850W
Nukem is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help installing a hard drive! the_patriot2008 System Upgrades 0 12-26-2007 09:56 PM
Help a newb: simple issue with hard drive copying? AppleBag Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 04-12-2007 12:21 PM
weird power trouble when putting in 2nd hard drive idrisguitar Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 03-30-2007 10:56 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.