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Hi,
  I am using an old NT4 server which the HD size is only 2G.  I plan to upgrade the existing NT4 server to Windows 2000 and also use a new 40G HD.

  I want to keep the exisiting settings of the old server but using the new HD.  What should I do?  How can I transfer all the things to the new hard drive?

Thanks
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by:stevenlewis
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I suggest imaging the 2 gb drive (with drive image pro) to the 40 gb drive,  remove the old drive, make the new drive the primary master and boot to it, then upgrade
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by:gorexy
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yes I thought this before
but once I image the drive, can we stil use all the 40G harddrive space??

Also, the existing C:\ size is 1G , can I use 20G in the new harddisk as C:\??
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NTFS? if so , then sure. You can even partition the new drive before you image over to it. DI will ask you if you want to expand to use the whole partiton or drive
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by:stevenlewis
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If the drive is fat16 then you have the 2 gb limit to deal with, after you upgrade to w2k, then you can use fat32
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the drive is NTFS
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You should have no problem
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let me try it first
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by:gorexy
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I tried to back up today but fail

As my new IBM harddisk size is 40G which the computer can't recognize it.  So the NortonGhost can't recognize too.

Therefore I can't perform the backup task.

If I want to see the harddisk, I need to use IBM's disk manager to recognize it.

So what can I do??
 
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by:stevenlewis
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see if there is a bios flash available for the pc, update the bios so it will see the drive. Also make sure the jumpers are set correctly, that is slave, master, etc
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another suggestion is to get a PCI ide controller like a promise card
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by:gorexy
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Finally I downloaded the IBM disk manager and run in DOS mode and now everything is fine.  Thanks!!!

what is PCI ide controller and promise card??
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what is PCI ide controller and promise card
Instead of using the IDE channels on the motherboard, these are add on cards that fit into a PCI slot, and enable older machines to use newer drives
http://www.promise.com/
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oh I learn something new to me
Thanks :)
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