My hard drive (?) is making noises :noes:

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  1. The Fugue

    The Fugue New Member

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    I would really like to take everything of value off my hard drive and just get a new one, or maybe a new PC entirely. Whats the best way to go about getting my files etc onto something?

    USB? External HD? Im looking at the cheapest option :hsugh:

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I'd suggest plopping it in another computer and copying everything off ASAP. Use it as little as possible.

    If you have the know how, image it, buy a new one, and then restore the image to it. There are some freeware drive imaging tools you can use, but you'll need another hard drive to do it and preferably another computer.
     
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    Thanks for the help, I dont know what 'imaging' is though :wtc:

    i guess ill just get a new one.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    norton ghost allows you to make an image of your drive. what it is is a copy of the entire hard drive's contents into 1 file (actually 2 files)
    you can then use that image and have ghost put it on the new drive.

    what would be easier if you don't know what your doing is to just do a drive copy. it would copy everything from the bad drive to the good drive. you would need a desktop pc to do this, unless you want to deal with an external hard drive(i never had luck with usb2 drives). you would hook up both drives to your motherboard and boot off the norton floppy disk, then have it copy everything from the bad one to the good one
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. I think I might just put my crap onto CD's, I want to get rid of a heap of stuff, so ill just leave all that on the old one. :)

    Can anyone see problems with this?
     

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