removing old hard drive

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by halpme04 PLEASE, Nov 11, 2004.

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  1. I have a 12 gb system pm drive, a 80 gb program files slave drive and a new SATA 200 gb cs drive in my computer. I am trying to replace the 80 gb drive with the new SATA 200 gb drive.

    Now, when the computer restarts and states acronis is complete, I turned my computer off and disconected the old 80 gb drive restarting the computer freezes on the bios splash screen and will not boot. If I don't remove the old drive the computer boots into windows and asks to reboot in order for changes to take effect.

    Should I have removed the old drive after the computer boots into windows and asks to reboot in order for changes to take effect, then shutdown and remove the drive?
     
  2. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Registered Member

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    Not sure if this would affect your problem, but some computer BIOS' are only capable up to 137GB. A BIOS upgrade is sometimes available to get greater than 137GB capability.

    Assuming you have 2 hard drives and 2 optical drives on your IDE ports, here's another possibility. Maybe buy a PCI Ultra ATA 133 card and hang your new 200GB drive on it. This would work if your BIOS has the 137GB limitation without a BIOS upgrade. Even if your BIOS is capable, having the 200GB drive in addition to your existing 80GB drive would make backups much easier, rather than swapping drives on the IDE cable.

    Just throwing some ideas around,
    Skyhawk
     
  3. TheQuest

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    Hi, halpme04 PLEASE

    Nice see you ave joined Wilders and Welcome. :)
    I beg to differ from Skyhawk but a PCI Ultra ATA 133 card is of no use for a SATA HDD unless you are going to use PATA to SATA converters.

    Please can you give a bit more informatiom on what you mean by:-
    And any other information that might help.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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  5. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Registered Member

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    My Bad. I completely missed the SATA part.
    Thanks,
    Skyhawk
     
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