Software recommendation to copy entire HDD

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BirtyBoy1
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My HDD in the home PC is groaning away so before it's too late I want to transfer the entire "C" drive including the OS, all programse, mails and data to a new HDD.

Can anyone advise of a good program to do this.

If it helps running I'm XP.

Phil

Rob James
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Rumour has it that Acronis is the one. But don't under any circumstances try it until you hear from somebody who has.

Rob The picture is only there to keep the sound in sync

Peter Wedlake
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I use Acronis True image to back up my HD on a regular basis, works fine for me.

Cheers
Pete

foxvideo
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Another vote for Acronis. Got me out of trouble on more than one occasion ;)

Dave Farrants Fox Video Editing

fuddam
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I often use Acronis to transfer from old drive to new one. Is painless, and never failed me.

Is a separate function from the backup.

Tony7
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Acronis here too.

Tony

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GG
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Paragon Drive Copy. Been using it for years on a regular basis at work for replacing failing drives on PC's.

If this isn't successful I use DD in Linux. The good thing about DD is you don't mount the drive, the OS doesn't care what filesystem it is. I've copied drives from PVR's to Aston Motif's, also Windows (FAT32/NTFS) drives that fail to boot because of unreadable sectors, only to find the copy works fine.

BSOD - a truly unique Microsoft innovation!

BirtyBoy1
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Many thanks guys, I'll go for the Acronis software, seen it on amazon for about £30.

Phil