Finally going to backup after last issue, HD questions...

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Ralph D., Jul 20, 2004.

  1. Ralph D.

    Ralph D. Guest

    First things first... for those who answered my last situation... I have not
    wanted to claim a fix until I drove it around the block a while, but: The
    boot fail at the splash screen appears to have been caused by an HP printer
    that went south. It was suggested that I try booting without it connected
    and it all fired right up and XP fixed itself accordingly. I have now used
    it with new printer for a couple of days without incident.

    That brings me to the new situation. I am finally going to clone this sucker
    for protection's sake as that was too close of a call.

    I decided to buy a Seagate 8M 7200 120G drive (snagged it at Best Buy $69
    after rebate). I intend to clone my old Maxtor 40G to it and then eventually
    install a removable bay and update the OS's and Data to the then removable
    40 G from time to time (or at least the OS's once I run outta room for data
    in a year or more). I have read the threads on drives, but I have a slightly
    different situation.

    I have a 40G with 4 partitions. 1 Win98SE, 1 XP Home, 1 large Data (jpgs and
    PSP files, etc) and one small (1G) data. This drive was formatted entirely
    FAT (and likely will stay that way) and then I used Partition Magic 4 to
    partition. I spent all my change on the new drive and do not want to buy
    PMagic 8 or whatever it is now (I can handle a few dollars for Ghost or
    something, but not PM as it seems to be pricey now).

    Ideally, I would just clone the 40G to the 120, and then extend the 1G
    partition to utilize the other 80G, but I do not know if Partition Magic 4
    can see 80 or 120 Gigs. Can it? Any Work-arounds? I could FDISK the 120 into
    three 40's and then still have the 4 partitions on one, but how difficult
    will that make life for everything involved (not to mention that I would now
    add two more drive letters where I've already got 4 for partitions, two each
    for CD and DVD and I still have the removable drive bay to add and the
    removable card slots on the printer)?

    Since I primarily use XP and the Large Data partitions, I could just clone
    those every week or three, but it seems I'm just not seeing the simple
    solution.


    Any suggestions appreciated.
     
    Ralph D., Jul 20, 2004
    #1
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  2. Ralph D.

    Michael-NC Guest

    Clone the 40 to the 120 and Partition Magic should give you the option to
    resize the partitions on the 120.



    "Ralph D." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > First things first... for those who answered my last situation... I have

    not
    > wanted to claim a fix until I drove it around the block a while, but: The
    > boot fail at the splash screen appears to have been caused by an HP

    printer
    > that went south. It was suggested that I try booting without it connected
    > and it all fired right up and XP fixed itself accordingly. I have now used
    > it with new printer for a couple of days without incident.
    >
    > That brings me to the new situation. I am finally going to clone this

    sucker
    > for protection's sake as that was too close of a call.
    >
    > I decided to buy a Seagate 8M 7200 120G drive (snagged it at Best Buy $69
    > after rebate). I intend to clone my old Maxtor 40G to it and then

    eventually
    > install a removable bay and update the OS's and Data to the then removable
    > 40 G from time to time (or at least the OS's once I run outta room for

    data
    > in a year or more). I have read the threads on drives, but I have a

    slightly
    > different situation.
    >
    > I have a 40G with 4 partitions. 1 Win98SE, 1 XP Home, 1 large Data (jpgs

    and
    > PSP files, etc) and one small (1G) data. This drive was formatted entirely
    > FAT (and likely will stay that way) and then I used Partition Magic 4 to
    > partition. I spent all my change on the new drive and do not want to buy
    > PMagic 8 or whatever it is now (I can handle a few dollars for Ghost or
    > something, but not PM as it seems to be pricey now).
    >
    > Ideally, I would just clone the 40G to the 120, and then extend the 1G
    > partition to utilize the other 80G, but I do not know if Partition Magic 4
    > can see 80 or 120 Gigs. Can it? Any Work-arounds? I could FDISK the 120

    into
    > three 40's and then still have the 4 partitions on one, but how difficult
    > will that make life for everything involved (not to mention that I would

    now
    > add two more drive letters where I've already got 4 for partitions, two

    each
    > for CD and DVD and I still have the removable drive bay to add and the
    > removable card slots on the printer)?
    >
    > Since I primarily use XP and the Large Data partitions, I could just clone
    > those every week or three, but it seems I'm just not seeing the simple
    > solution.
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions appreciated.
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Michael-NC, Jul 20, 2004
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  3. Ralph D.

    Ralph D. Guest

    "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    news:N9cLc.169101$...
    > Clone the 40 to the 120 and Partition Magic should give you the option to
    > resize the partitions on the 120.
    >


    So, you're saying that Partition Magic 4 will be OK with 120Gigs? That's
    great news that I never would have expected (I would have thought it might
    stop at 64 like Win98FDISk did at that time period, IIRC). The PM site is
    worthless now after the buy-out and I could not find that info anywhere.

    Thank you for the good news, Michael!!!!!





    >
    >
    > "Ralph D." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > First things first... for those who answered my last situation... I have

    > not
    > > wanted to claim a fix until I drove it around the block a while, but:

    The
    > > boot fail at the splash screen appears to have been caused by an HP

    > printer
    > > that went south. It was suggested that I try booting without it

    connected
    > > and it all fired right up and XP fixed itself accordingly. I have now

    used
    > > it with new printer for a couple of days without incident.
    > >
    > > That brings me to the new situation. I am finally going to clone this

    > sucker
    > > for protection's sake as that was too close of a call.
    > >
    > > I decided to buy a Seagate 8M 7200 120G drive (snagged it at Best Buy

    $69
    > > after rebate). I intend to clone my old Maxtor 40G to it and then

    > eventually
    > > install a removable bay and update the OS's and Data to the then

    removable
    > > 40 G from time to time (or at least the OS's once I run outta room for

    > data
    > > in a year or more). I have read the threads on drives, but I have a

    > slightly
    > > different situation.
    > >
    > > I have a 40G with 4 partitions. 1 Win98SE, 1 XP Home, 1 large Data (jpgs

    > and
    > > PSP files, etc) and one small (1G) data. This drive was formatted

    entirely
    > > FAT (and likely will stay that way) and then I used Partition Magic 4 to
    > > partition. I spent all my change on the new drive and do not want to buy
    > > PMagic 8 or whatever it is now (I can handle a few dollars for Ghost or
    > > something, but not PM as it seems to be pricey now).
    > >
    > > Ideally, I would just clone the 40G to the 120, and then extend the 1G
    > > partition to utilize the other 80G, but I do not know if Partition Magic

    4
    > > can see 80 or 120 Gigs. Can it? Any Work-arounds? I could FDISK the 120

    > into
    > > three 40's and then still have the 4 partitions on one, but how

    difficult
    > > will that make life for everything involved (not to mention that I would

    > now
    > > add two more drive letters where I've already got 4 for partitions, two

    > each
    > > for CD and DVD and I still have the removable drive bay to add and the
    > > removable card slots on the printer)?
    > >
    > > Since I primarily use XP and the Large Data partitions, I could just

    clone
    > > those every week or three, but it seems I'm just not seeing the simple
    > > solution.
    > >
    > >
    > > Any suggestions appreciated.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
     
    Ralph D., Jul 20, 2004
    #3
  4. Ralph D.

    VWWall Guest

    Ralph D. wrote:


    > I decided to buy a Seagate 8M 7200 120G drive (snagged it at Best Buy $69
    > after rebate). I intend to clone my old Maxtor 40G to it and then eventually
    > install a removable bay and update the OS's and Data to the then removable
    > 40 G from time to time (or at least the OS's once I run outta room for data
    > in a year or more). I have read the threads on drives, but I have a slightly
    > different situation.
    >
    > I have a 40G with 4 partitions. 1 Win98SE, 1 XP Home, 1 large Data (jpgs and
    > PSP files, etc) and one small (1G) data. This drive was formatted entirely
    > FAT (and likely will stay that way) and then I used Partition Magic 4 to
    > partition. I spent all my change on the new drive and do not want to buy
    > PMagic 8 or whatever it is now (I can handle a few dollars for Ghost or
    > something, but not PM as it seems to be pricey now).


    > Any suggestions appreciated.


    The software that comes with Seagate retail boxed drives is pretty
    complete. I've used it only on the 80GB one, but it is the same program
    for all Seagate drives. Give it a look first.

    Virg Wall
    --
    A foolish consistency is the
    hobgoblin of little minds,........
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    (Microsoft programmer's manual.)
     
    VWWall, Jul 20, 2004
    #4
  5. Ralph D.

    Michael-NC Guest

    "Ralph D." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Michael-NC" <> wrote in message
    > news:N9cLc.169101$...
    > > Clone the 40 to the 120 and Partition Magic should give you the option

    to
    > > resize the partitions on the 120.
    > >

    >
    > So, you're saying that Partition Magic 4 will be OK with 120Gigs? That's
    > great news that I never would have expected (I would have thought it might
    > stop at 64 like Win98FDISk did at that time period, IIRC). The PM site is
    > worthless now after the buy-out and I could not find that info anywhere.
    >
    > Thank you for the good news, Michael!!!!!



    I'm not 100% sure Ralph, just try and see. If it doesn't, than you can go
    another route.







    > > "Ralph D." <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > First things first... for those who answered my last situation... I

    have
    > > not
    > > > wanted to claim a fix until I drove it around the block a while, but:

    > The
    > > > boot fail at the splash screen appears to have been caused by an HP

    > > printer
    > > > that went south. It was suggested that I try booting without it

    > connected
    > > > and it all fired right up and XP fixed itself accordingly. I have now

    > used
    > > > it with new printer for a couple of days without incident.
    > > >
    > > > That brings me to the new situation. I am finally going to clone this

    > > sucker
    > > > for protection's sake as that was too close of a call.
    > > >
    > > > I decided to buy a Seagate 8M 7200 120G drive (snagged it at Best Buy

    > $69
    > > > after rebate). I intend to clone my old Maxtor 40G to it and then

    > > eventually
    > > > install a removable bay and update the OS's and Data to the then

    > removable
    > > > 40 G from time to time (or at least the OS's once I run outta room for

    > > data
    > > > in a year or more). I have read the threads on drives, but I have a

    > > slightly
    > > > different situation.
    > > >
    > > > I have a 40G with 4 partitions. 1 Win98SE, 1 XP Home, 1 large Data

    (jpgs
    > > and
    > > > PSP files, etc) and one small (1G) data. This drive was formatted

    > entirely
    > > > FAT (and likely will stay that way) and then I used Partition Magic 4

    to
    > > > partition. I spent all my change on the new drive and do not want to

    buy
    > > > PMagic 8 or whatever it is now (I can handle a few dollars for Ghost

    or
    > > > something, but not PM as it seems to be pricey now).
    > > >
    > > > Ideally, I would just clone the 40G to the 120, and then extend the 1G
    > > > partition to utilize the other 80G, but I do not know if Partition

    Magic
    > 4
    > > > can see 80 or 120 Gigs. Can it? Any Work-arounds? I could FDISK the

    120
    > > into
    > > > three 40's and then still have the 4 partitions on one, but how

    > difficult
    > > > will that make life for everything involved (not to mention that I

    would
    > > now
    > > > add two more drive letters where I've already got 4 for partitions,

    two
    > > each
    > > > for CD and DVD and I still have the removable drive bay to add and the
    > > > removable card slots on the printer)?
    > > >
    > > > Since I primarily use XP and the Large Data partitions, I could just

    > clone
    > > > those every week or three, but it seems I'm just not seeing the simple
    > > > solution.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > Any suggestions appreciated.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >

    >
    >
     
    Michael-NC, Jul 21, 2004
    #5
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