lose internet connection and passwords after cloning drive?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Howie, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Howie

    Howie Guest


    I recently dug up a 20 GB drive to replace my old 4.3 GB hard drive. I
    cloned my old drive (with XXcopy) because I didn't want to go through the
    big hassle of a total re-install. My cloned drive is now my main (and OS
    drive), but I have a few annoying problems:

    1) I commonly have trouble connecting to the internet. I re-installed my
    NIC card drivers, but I still have the connection problem. any ideas?

    2) Outlook express seems to have problems remembering my POP email
    password... any ideas?

    Howie, Dec 19, 2004
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    Mark Mandell Guest

    Perhaps you should contact your ISP to get the right DNS server TCP/IP
    Mark Mandell, Dec 20, 2004
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    Robert Baer Guest

    Never seen program problems on a copy before.
    Boot sector problems and hidden partition problems have been the most
    i have seen, if the destination drive is good.

    I know nothing about XXcopy - how good/bad it is, the limitations or
    Look very carefully at the documentation and make sure that a full
    "exact" copy is made.
    I would guess that a "copy" to a new and larger drive may not give
    partitions properly formatted in the additional space.
    If that is the case, there are two "fixes": a) copy to new with all
    resulting partitions being the same size as on the original; b)
    pre-format the new drive to match the new partition sizes and then do
    the copy.

    I have done this copy scheme for backup purposes since 500+Mbyte
    drives were considered the biggest that could be handled.
    Having an exact copy for backup can save *lots* of time and all
    personal data when the running drive goes bad.
    And it allows upgrading to larger drives, like you are trying.
    Robert Baer, Dec 20, 2004
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