Clone HD

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-29

I've got a 700Gb HD with windows XP.
i use only 15Gb on this disk and i want to clone data to another 400Gb disk.

I know that partimage only make an image of data and not the whole disk.
I've down a backup and i have my 15 Gb only but when i restore i can't boot on my disk.

If i restore MBR threw partimage, it says that it doesn'fit the disk (because not the same size).
I don't have repair option with windows XP cd o fix mbr :'(

Need help thanks
Question by:kishkool77
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    Expert Comment

    you can try using Acronis True Image
    Create a regular image and not the clone
    clone is the exact copy of the primary harddisk and is recommended for same size of harddisks
    Acronis will create and image and will deploy it to the new harddisk leaving the extra space as unallocated
    later you can create a partition of the un-partitioned space

    You can also use Paragon Backup and Recovery which is FREE

    Create individual backup of each partition and then deploy it to the target partition in your new harddisk

    Author Comment

    Thanks i'll try that.

    Which one is the most efficient with raid device?
    And do you know if image file is compatible with vmware integration?
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    Expert Comment

    > I don't have repair option with windows XP cd o fix mbr
    You should, if you boot on the CD, press R for repair, get to the Repair Console then run
    from its command line.

    Author Comment

    No, i only have "install windows" or "delete partition"
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    Accepted Solution

    What kind of Windows XP CD is it?
    e.g. does it say "Microsoft" on it, or is there a computer manufacturer's name too?

    Does it SAY "Installation" CD?
    or does it say "Restore" or "Recovery" CD?

    Author Comment

    Yes it was not the good windows XP CD.
    It's ok with fixmbr Thanks.

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