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Problem with cloning a Seagate HD to a Western digital HD

Hi My name is Marshall and have a problem with cloning. when i clone from a Seagate to a Western digital it goes through but when i try to boot up with the Western digital drive nothing happens it just hangs and it does'nt even show anything. please help i will realy appriciate it. thanks.Marshall

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  • Steven Brown May 11, 2010

    I think I know who you are marshall , but thats because I'm either crazy or smart lol



    1. I need to know what what cloning software is being used

    2. I need to know what computer we're dealing with



    I need motherboard make and model , I need to know what operating system or what boot program is being used in this situation



    I simply need far more information that what you're givin me here on this



    hope you understand



    glad to help



    let me know

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I think your pc not suported 250gb hard disk

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