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Ghost drives in xp home

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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I need more data , you need to tell me what partitions exists on the drive , are there more than one partition now ?

your ghosting software could have created another partition by accident. and now you got a shadow copy figureatively speaking.

keep things simple , lets just start by seeing how many partitions exist on the drive.

also I would need to know what version of windows we're dealing with.

I just need as much information about your system as you can give me, no detail is unimportant.

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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.

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OR you could get one of those 2.5" external drive cases and use that to do the exact same thing so that when you swap the drive out you end up with a nice 40Gb external one too

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You will never be able to copy all the files from windows.

Here is my suggestion.

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This particular program i have found extremely reliable.is Norton Ghost 2003. This is a hard drive cloning software that runs from dos.

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I can assist you in getting a copy of norton ghost dos edition, and clone the drive. However it would require direct connection to your pc, and phone support to walk you threw it once your into dos.

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