Drive Copy Problems

I bought Drive Image about a year ago. It also came with Drive Copy, can't find which version. Having trouble with it, but before I go any further, Is this bundled version, or any version, good for a 3 year computer man?
nvslaterAsked:
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SBPCGuruCommented:
NO, you don't have to reformat the new drive before running DriveCopy.
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SBPCGuruCommented:
Yes it is.  As long as it is not too old of a verison it should be fine.  If you bought it a year ago, did you buy an older version?
But, to get a specific answer, you need specific details in your question, i.e. verison information and such.

 > 3 year computer man?

Not sure what you mean by this.
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
I have tried very hard to find the versin of Drive Copy. The only info I have so far is for Drive Image 7 = Version 2.0.3.402
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
3 year computer man = 3 years owning a computer = mno too smart-not too dumb
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
OK , there isn't any reason to continue, unless you  think its a good version
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
This operation cannot be preformed while dseination is in use
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Ignore to force a dismount
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
If we continue, Can I change the point value?
Cannot copy  source drive  Error E0bb0097: Volume...........................................................cannot be locked. Error00000005:Acces denied (0xE0BB0097
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
windows xp pro; source drive is master; new drive is slave, same IDE cord. OS installed on new drive(only way I could find to get the computer to boot)
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tstaddonCommented:
As a general rule, if you use the sector copy options of a disk copying package (like -IA and -IB for Norton Ghost) then it should work regardless of how old the computer is. DriveImage supports this mode by default so I cannot percieve of any inherent problem.

I am not familiar with DriveImage, but if it's possible to do this, use a boot disk to back up the drive using the DOS version, instead of running the Windows-based version. The feature set might be more limited but I tend to find it avoids most peculiarities regarding locks.
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SBPCGuruCommented:
Yes, you need to run Drive Copy on the floppy disks.
You shuld be able to make 2 bootable floppy disks that you can run DriveCopy from.
You make them, and then boot the PC from the first disk by inserting it in the floppy drive and rebooting.
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
SBPCGuru>
         Are you saying that I dont have to reformat the new drive, before making the copy?
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nvslaterAuthor Commented:
Boy that would be great! I am not sure exactly how to do that, but I will try. Need to upgradee the points, but dont know how.
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