04-22-2012 05:03 AM - edited 04-22-2012 05:06 AM
I thoght you said read the first page of that post1 are you now asking me to read every page?
What is BIBM ????
04-22-2012 05:28 AM - edited 04-22-2012 05:29 AM
Please do not take this the wrong way and I fully appreciate your help.
But I have 1 error on bootup and to reslove it I have to read a 157 page pdf and create a disc just to shrink my drive.
Then I have to read a 19 page forum thread to backup my drive and understand it.
Would it not be easier to install Win 7 from new. I thought buying a Samsung SSD and a copy of Ghost would be easy.
I have built over 30 PC's but never had this much hassel to get a drive working. Why am downloading other software just to shrink my drive.
It seems more work than a new install!!!!
I say again I fully appreciate your help but it seems a steep learning curve just to clone a bloody drive. The software asks you about 60 questions to make a disc how is that easy for a newbie???
04-22-2012 05:44 AM
I understand what you are saying but in that long thread I've posted instructions so you don't have to read a pdf or think about anything complicated. It's just follow A B C
I know it's going to take many hours to do this but setting up an OS from scratch, installing and configuring your apps and then tweaking them takes time too. I never install an OS if I can restore an image.
On the other hand, if you only have a few apps then a Win7 install may be the way to go.
04-22-2012 01:06 PM - edited 04-22-2012 01:38 PM
Try creating a USB flash drive instead. Just choose the default options for the flash drive in BIBM. Use the smallest flash drive you have because BIBM only uses 2 MB or so. You can completely remove BIBM from the flash drive later when you want to reuse the drive.
When you boot from a BIBM flash drive, the drive is sometimes listed as Drive 0. No problem. Use the drop down menu to find your HD and SSD.
Edit.. I just made a flash drive. Instead of the CD drive letter, choose the flash drive letter. The default USB Mode is Normal. Accept that.
When I booted the flash drive it was Drive 0 and showed as 3 MB FAT-16. My 3 other HDs were Drives 1, 2 and 3 and had MBR Partitions.
04-22-2012 02:31 PM - edited 04-22-2012 02:35 PM
Your next step is to create a One Time Backup of the C: drive. You can write it to the Dales Backup partition.