08-28-2011 01:11 PM
I have been using the Seagate Disc Wizard for creating backups of my old HP desktop machine with no problems at all. I wanted to get a larger hard drive for the machine and was given a WD hard drive (brand new). The old / original hard drive is a Seagate.
I did create a new image of the hard drive before installing the new hard drive into the computer. I did put the disc wizard bootable media disc into the cd-rom drive and when I started the pc my first problem was that it would not work with the usb keyboard and mouse (which is all I have ever used and the bios is set up to recoginze the usb keyboard and mouse).
So I shut down the pc since the keyboard and mouse wouldn't work and then dug out an old keyboard and mouse; plugged those in and restarted the pc again. This time I got some sort of message that one of the drives has to be a seagate and I couldn't do anything yet again.
Why can't I use the seagate disc wizard bootable media (full version) to start the pc and copy my image of the pc (which is currently on my Seagate Free Agent External Hard Drive. I did have the external hard drive plugged in as well when I did this.
Can this be done if the old hard drive was a seagate and the newer and larger drive (old 80gb and new 160gb) is western digital? If so why am I getting the error messages.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.