02-25-2010 02:24 PM
Hi I am having trouble cloning disk to disk with partitions.
I am using Norton Ghost 14
all I am able to do is copy a partition which would then be replaced by the next partition that I copy, I need to copy 3 partitions from the old disk to the new one but whatever I try doesn't work.
Any help would be appreciated.
02-25-2010 02:38 PM
Ghost 14 doesn't do whole HD clones. As you know it does partition clones.
What trouble are you experiencing?
How large are the partitions on the old HD?
What are the partitions used for?
How much free space is in each partition?
How large would you like the partitions on the new HD?
02-25-2010 02:52 PM
Thanks for replying,,
I used a version of ghost many years ago on a floppy disc and I could of sworn we were using it to clone whole hard drives so I thought ghost would still allow that, maybe not?
But I have an 80gb HD, upgrading to 250gb
Currently I have drives
C: local disk 66.3gb (almost full)
F: HP_recovery 6.59gb (almost full)
E: OS tools 1.5gb (1.3 gb free)
All I wanted to do was copy everything across and then upscale each drive accordingly.
02-25-2010 03:29 PM - edited 02-25-2010 03:49 PM
Old Ghost could do a whole HD clone. New Ghost can't. If your partitions are >90% full you may have problems. Ghost likes at least 15% free space.
OK. Partition your new HD into x, y, z partitions. Your desired partition sizes. Then delete x (from Disk Management) so you have unallocated space. Copy Drive your C: drive into this space. Choose Resize drive to fill unallocated space, Set Active, Primary Partition, Copy MBR. Choose Drive Letter of None.
Delete y so you have unallocated space. Copy Drive your F: drive into this space. Choose Resize drive to fill
unallocated space, Primary Partition (or Logical if it is not primary). Choose Drive Letter of None.
Delete z so you have unallocated space. Copy Drive your E: drive into this space. Choose Resize drive to fill
unallocated space, Primary Partition. (or Logical if it is not primary). Choose Drive Letter of None.
Shutdown. Remove the old HD from the computer. Connect the new HD in the booting position. Check Jumpers if IDE.
Hopefully boot into Windows. Please let us know how it works out.
02-25-2010 05:29 PM
Just tried that, all seemed well but bootup failed - got the message.........
info: selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt
Not sure if this is relevant but during the cloning process I didn't assign names to the new drives and they copied across identiacaly apart from C: which had no name attached to it, I was wondering if the comptuer cant find C?
Thanks for your help
02-25-2010 05:40 PM
No problem. This is a BCD error. Do you have Vista or Win7?
Boot from the OS DVD and do a Startup Repair. You may have to do two DVD boots before you get to the Startup Repair menu. That should fix it.
02-25-2010 05:49 PM
I'm running Vista, my recovery files are all on a partition and I have no recovery disc so I will make one and let you know how it goes.
02-25-2010 06:24 PM
Let me know if there is a problem with the recovery disc. You could use BING.
I know you are using Ghost 14 but just to let you know that all Ghost 15 Copy Drives with Win7 fail and need a Startup Repair. I can't recall seing any Vista reports.