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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    Thanks wainuitech

    The fact that my PC Wants to initialize it is a little disturbing. Both this PC and the Laptop run XP and both NTFS so this PC should be ok with it without doing any harm.
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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bantu View Post
    Whats involved in hooking up a Laptop drive to a PC to clone the Laptop Drive partitions?

    It is an IDE 60Gb drive.

    I have one of these gismos (USB IDE Adapter Cable, Support 2.5" 3.5" 5.25" IDE ) http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/C...-202546775.htm

    It plugs into the Laptop Drive and into USB but does not show up in My Computer

    There seems to be no way to power it up either unless USB is supposed to power it.
    plug the adaptor into the drive using either the sata or ide inputs
    that power supply has an sata power input plug or molenx power input plug which ever approaite for the drive
    power lights on the adaptor wont show untill usb is plugged in
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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    For what itís worth the couple Iíve hooked up had to be set to Master to be recognised. C/s didnít cut it.

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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    beama and B.M. I got a bit further than both your replies.

    It spins up ok, USB/IDE Light is on. Does not show in My Computer/Windows Explorer, but I got it recognised in Disk Manager BUT it wants to Initialize the Hard Drive before it will add it properly.

    My PC here I was hooking it up to runs WinXP. The Laptop IDE Drive also has WinXP and all drives are NTFS so I don't know why my PC's Disk Management can't just accept it.
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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    you know want I do windows doesnt play nice, linux it.

    connect the drive up to the host then boot host with a linux live cd.

    There are also some linux based clone live cds out there I have used a couple, but be warned they copy the disk at byte level and if its a big disk I reccomend you stock up on your coffee supply before starting

    try here for linux clone methods for ntfs
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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    I never thought of using another OS. Might boot into Leopard and try cloning from there.
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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bantu View Post
    I never thought of using another OS. Might boot into Leopard and try cloning from there.
    You shouldn't have to do that though.
    It should work on your system, it is just a matter of finding why it won't.
    Do you have any problems pluging in other USB devices?
    How many other USB devices do you have plugged in?
    Is your system fully updated, free of spyware, bloatware, trojans etc?

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    Default Re: Laptop Drive to PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Bantu View Post
    beama and B.M. I got a bit further than both your replies.

    It spins up ok, USB/IDE Light is on. Does not show in My Computer/Windows Explorer, but I got it recognised in Disk Manager BUT it wants to Initialize the Hard Drive before it will add it properly.

    My PC here I was hooking it up to runs WinXP. The Laptop IDE Drive also has WinXP and all drives are NTFS so I don't know why my PC's Disk Management can't just accept it.
    Yep, with my USB/IDE cable I get exactly your symptoms if the jumper on the HDD isn't set to Master.

    Don't ask me why?

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