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New drive problems
rmclean Dec-20-01 06:15 PM
I am running a MS-6167 AMD600 with 256mb RAM, 3dfx Voodoo AGP 16mb, DEC Etherworks PCI NIC, DEC RZ26L 1G SCSI, 2 DEC RZ2xL 2G SCSI, Adaptec 2490 SCSI adapter, 12x Creative CD, Creative SB pci. The problem is that as the smaller SCSI drive (C:)filled, I placed some system files and folders on the larger SCSI drives (D:&E:). Now as I try to copy these files onto the new IDE drive using xcopy32 with the correct switches, all the necessary files and folders will not copy (links point to the other drives and I get "file not copied; access denied" How can I get these files and folders in a place that will allow me to copy them? BTW, I had to flash the AwardBios to v1.6 to get the system to recognize the larger IDE drives. Is there anyone who has an answer?

1. RE: New drive problems
lbyard Dec-20-01 06:25 PM
In response to message 0
Donít believe those switches. With exception of Win Me, xcopy32 will not copy system files from the DOS prompt. Why not use the Windows (?) explorer to copy them? I would clean install to the new drive, copy data from the old one, and reinstall applications. Alternatively, copy an image of the old drive to the new. Following is draft from an upcoming article. It is for IDE drives, but the principles are the same:

Copy an image of the drive (or partition). Ö This could be done by doing a clean install of Windows (see our How tos), copy data from the old drive to the new one, and reinstalling all applications, or by copying an image of the old drive to the new one with an image copying utility such as the Acronis OSSelector (http://www.acronis.com/products/oss50/list.html), Norton's Ghost (http://www.symantec.com/region/au_nz/product/ghost/), Paragonís Partition Manager (http://www.partition-manager.com/n_pm_main.htm), PowerQuest's Partition Magic (http://www.powerquest.com/partitionmagic/). Also, there are other image copying programs available from various download web sites such as download.com (http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0,10151,0-10094-106-0-1-0,00.html?tag=st.d)Ö Larry


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