04-08-2012 06:50 PM
Brian - followed your instructions to acheive what was presumably the desired intermediate step - shows up as unallocated Disk 0. Can't get Picasa to put titles on the uploaded photos, but the first of them was from before this operation, the second shows unallocated disk 0. https://plus.google.com/photos/1020086374819339149
Screenshots: 2000 words would certainly have been easier to upload. Downloaded Picasa so I could upload these shots.
If Norton paid me $5 per hour to use Ghost for the purpose I bought it, I'd have about broken even by now.
04-08-2012 06:54 PM
Dave, that's great. No SRP.
Run Ghost Copy Drive and copy Win7 to the unallocated space on the SSD. Use these options...
Check source for file system errors
Check destination for file system errors
Resize drive to fill unallocated space
Set drive active (for booting OS)
DON'T SELECT Disable SmartSector copying
DON'T SELECT Ignore bad sectors during copy
Destination partition type : Primary
Drive letter : None
When it has completed, shutdown the computer. Remove the old HD from the computer and unplug the SSD SATA cable from the motherboard and plug it into the motherboard port the old HD was recently using.
Power on and Win7 should boot. Success?
04-08-2012 11:01 PM
Don't believe the hype, but with 27 minutes to go, apparently this error came up, taking the afterglow off of an otherwise pleasant Easter party we just came back from:
-Error EC8F17B3: Cannot complete copying of WD 80GB (C:\) drive.
--Cannot copy source drive to destination location.
---The type of errors encountered indicate that this hard disk drive is about to fail. It is recommended that this drive be replaced soon. To ignore this error and backup this drive, select "Ignore bad sectors during copy" from the advanced options in the Drive Backup Wizard.
---Cannot copy source drive to destination location.
----The type of errors encountered indicate that this hard disk drive is about to fail. It is recommended that this drive be replaced soon. To ignore this error and backup this drive, select "Ignore bad sectors during copy" from the advanced options in the Drive Backup Wizard.
If my C-drive is really about to go, well, that would be a lot worse luck than even I have experienced with PCs in general. I'm pretty much ready for a refund at this point.
04-08-2012 11:06 PM - edited 04-08-2012 11:25 PM
Don't bet on the horses today!
Do you have an external HD? Create a One Time Backup of the Win7 partition, writing the image to anywhere on the external HD.
Let me know if this can be done.
Edit... Let's assume the worst. Your HD has bad sectors and could soon fail. I suggest you create a One Time Backup image, click Advanced and select Ignore bad sectors during copy. Don't select Verify. If this backup succeeds then repeat the One Time Backup image but don't select Ignore bad sectors during copy. So you will have two backups. We'll restore one of these to the SSD instead of trying another Copy Wipe.
04-08-2012 11:40 PM
Don't bet on horses because your horse is not running very well?
The other horses might pass it going backwards.
That went waaaay to slow.
68.67GB in 4.5Hrs?
I'm pretty tired but wouldn't that be .43MB/Sec?
70,318.08MB / 16,2000Sec
You must be trying to copy over USB, but lets not worry about that now, if you have an external drive do as Brian suggested and do it while you can.
04-09-2012 08:21 AM
New here - just bought Norton Ghost and here is the story:
Disk drive on my 7yr old Dell Inspriron 9300 [80G] not spinning up all the time
Had tech-house check it - they said its gonna go per their tests on it
They put in new 160G drive and gave me USB caddy for old one
They put XP back on, plus my 'data' [my documents]
But not my original registry or software at root level.
They created one partition for whole drive
[they chose to to it this way without asking me - I would have said full image]
I used easeUS Partition Manager 9.1.1 to shrink the C partition on the new drive
I used Run/compmgnt.msc/Disk Management to create 100G 2nd partition with drive letter F
Drive C is the active partition on the new drive, DVD is drive D
My old 'C' drive shows as Drive E [in USB caddy] - so that's the picture
Ghost installed on drive C
Ran Ghost to copy drive E to drive F
[both verifies selected, no MBR, no expand]
[after setting F active, I expect to boot my old partition on the new drive]
After 20mins progress bar started showing a bar
Then 2,3,4 and no more for an hour
Then copy failed due to 'insufficient space for image file'
WHAT THE HECK - why build an image file?
And where? My source drive could have been almost full
[but it wasn't only using 42G out of 80]
The E drive still shows OK on Disk Management, however, F label does not show, but is 'healthy'
need to get the F label back - how?
And how do I get Ghost to do what I thought it was supposed to do.
Now what? Thanks in advance