Using Partition Magic to copy drive
Posted on 2001-07-10
I bought Partition Magic 6.0 to copy a W2K NTFS drive to a second machine, exactly like the first. The 20GB WD drives were correctly recognized by the BIOS and yet, the copy job resulted in a real garbaged up drive, PM thinking it was 80Bg (or in the case of the second attempt on another drive) 300Gb. Power Quest has been uniformly unhelpful in telling me how to "erase" the partition. The series of emails say "your BIOs is not recognizing the second and third drives properly". Well, that's just not true. The recovery diskettes' (DR-DOS 7.01) fdisk utiltiy shows real garbage, and will not delete the "partitions" created. WD utility says the drives are OK. Of course, the time spent, I could have loaded W2K from scratch seven times. But the program has good press, and should work. What is up?