I was useing maxblast three to copy over a drive to a larger drive and it stalled in progress . There was nothing wrong with the orignal before . But I had to reboot and when I did I had a ghost drive that was not there. I tried to save my data and tried system restore and I did a system repair in windows bootup disk but I still got the ghost drives 2 of them now
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From Maxtor's web-site, download the "MaxBlast" software.
Use it to "clone" your existing disk-drive onto your new disk-drive.
It works, and it works _very_ quickly.
Other than that, use the Windows "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" (under System Tools, under Accessories, under All Programs) to select what you want to copy (E-mail? contacts? Files? Music?) and to burn one "aggregate" file onto a DVD-recordable disk.
Then, use the same Wizard to "import" from that disk onto the new system.
are you trying to do this using while using your os? if so i would try downloading partition magic, it is saying unable to lock volume because your currently using it e.g. your os is installed on the drive, and it cant lock your os when your using it at the same time.
However, any 20GB disk-drive has a warranty that expired *YEARS* ago. So, that disk could "crash" at any time.
So, consider buying a brand-new PATA disk-drive, which comes with a 3-year warranty, temporarily disconnecting the "old" drive, connecting the "new" drive, installing Windows onto it, and then making your "current" disk-drive into a "slave" disk-drive. Reconnect the "old" drive, and copy all your "data" from the "old" disk to the "new" disk.
Note that if you buy a SEAGATE/MAXTOR disk-drive, their MAXBLAST software can automatically copy "everything" from the "old" disk to the "new" disk, and will expand the partition from 20GB to the maximum size of the new disk. Very slick!
Then, disconnect the "old" drive, and boot from the "new" drive.
The default format for the IOMega drive is FAT32. This format will work on all versions of Windows, as well as Mac OS9 and above. Unfortunately, FAT32 can't handle files larger than 4gigs. If you want to use larger files, you're going to have to remove all the files from your IOMega drive and use your computer to format it to NTFS (Windows 2000/XP/Vista) or HFS+ (Mac OS9/X).
This is the maxtor 4 installation utility:
MaxBlast 4 is a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive installation utility. MaxBlast 4 makes hard drive installations and upgrades hassle-free for novices and professionals alike by automatically identifying, partitioning, and formatting any Maxtor ATA or SATA hard drive, making it data-ready in minutes. MaxBlast 4 replaces all previous versions of MaxBlast and MaxBlast Plus.
The PowerMax utility is designed to perform diagnostic read/write verifications on Maxtor and Quantum hard drives. These tests will determine hard drive integrity. The PowerMax utility is effective on all ATA (IDE) hard drives with a capacity greater than or equal to 500 MB. Maxtor recommends the use of this utility for troubleshooting potential hard drive problems. These problems include, but are not limited to the following:
* Potential hard drive surface problems (e.g., bad clusters, bad sectors, partitioning/formatting problems, etc.).
* Drive recognition problems (e.g. hard drive that is not recognized by the operating system).
* Software removal.