07-20-2011 02:40 PM
I have a seagate free agent external hard drive and have been using the software that came with it (Disc Wizard) to do my backups of a Windows XP desktop pc. Well, the hard drive died on it so I went out and purchased a new IDE hard drive for the pc connected everything including the Seagate free agent external drive to the pc, started the pc and immediately installed the Disc Wizard bootable media into the drive. The pc booted to the disc wizard bootable media and when that was completed I followed the directions that were on-screen for copying the most recent image to the new drive (complete image of the drive that died - which has the entire operatings system on it) . However, I must have done something incorrectly since it did not seem to install/copy the image onto the new hard drive.
Well, I am guessing it did not do it since it did nothing like the Acronis True Image software (it was my understanding that the acronis true image software and disc wizard are very similar) did when I replaced the hard drive in my laptop just 2 months ago and I did not have an option to start up windows.
I have started over and am wiping that hard drive clean again and will start over when that is done - what I want to know is what steps should I be doing in order to copy that image of the old drive onto this new drive so that I am up and running again.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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07-24-2011 12:22 PM
It's great that you had gone this far:
"The pc booted to the disc wizard bootable media and when that was completed I followed the directions that were on-screen ...". So far so good...
From this very first screen, click on "Seagate DiscWizard". This will take you the second screen as shown on the attached screen shot.
Follow the two steps (as shown on the attached screen shot) and on-screen instructions, as you are going through each step, to RESTORE your most recent image, NOT "for copying the most recent image to the new drive (complete image of the drive that died - which has the entire operatings system on it)".
After step 2 is complete, your most recent image has been RESTORED to your new drive and you're ready to go!