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By suandre ·
I have purchased a 4.3 GB Seagate HDD to replace my existing 2.1 GB HDD. I formatted the new drive and installed it as the Primary slave to the old HDD. In Windows 95 I have copied all the files and directories except the Windows directory from the old CDrive to the new D drive. I then installed Windows95 on the new HDD as the Primary master. When I boot from the new HDD it boots into Windows, but when I try to access my applications (Office97 etc.) the applications look for .dll and .vbx filesresidingin the C:\Windows\System folder i.e. vbrun300.dll and cstext.vbx etc ,even though all files were apparently copied. I then decided to keep the old HDD as Primary master (C drive) and install the new HDD as the Secondary slave (partitioned D and E drives).Now for the interesting part, when I accessed the C and D drive, I found them to be mirror images of each other. When I try to run an application on both drives I get the missing .vbx and .dll files message. Setting the old HDD Primary master and disconne

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by nitin In reply to Copying files to new HDD

Its because the new registry has not been registered with the office applications. Either you reinstall your office, or better still, use third party disk copy tools(like Ghost from Symantec which you can download). But, I think that if you are ableto copy the registry files(syatem.dat etc) to your new hard disk(by first booting using clean dos), then the same functionality can be reached.(I haven't tried it)

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by berniel In reply to Copying files to new HDD

I work for a Microsoft CTEC in Delaware. We image about thirty different technical, and about 25 different Apps classes. We dupe from 1.6 Gig all the way up to 20 Gig. The easiest way to copy and not have to worry about registry issues is by using Ghost. You can Ghost from your old drive right to your new drive in a matter of 5 to 30 minutes (depending on the size of the drive) and you won't have to worry about a thing. Go to http://www.ghostsoft.com/ and download the software. What's nice is you do not even need a bootable floppy for W95 or W98. You can run it right from a DOS prompt and it will transfer the image at the same time you are in the OS.

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by *Robert In reply to Copying files to new HDD

Both 1 & 2 are plausable answers. However, having to work w/ghost on a daily basis, if you decide on the ghost software, I have found that you do not want to do the partition immage. It has the potential to cause you some problems down the road. ie: badsectors, clusters & tracks sometimes get transfered as well.
Hope it helps.

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by garrabrant In reply to Copying files to new HDD

If your original drive is still intact, Delete windows fron the new drive. Create a blank windows directory on the new drive. open The windows directory on the old drive and single click on swap file "win386.swp" , Then click on edit and invert selectionto select everything in windows except the swap file.
Drag and drop everything except the swap file into the blank windows directory on the new drive. Make the new drive the C: drive and try to boot. if it dosn't boot , boot from floppy check with fdiskto make sure the partition is active or make it active, Then run "sys C:" from the floppy. After the system has been copied,reboot from the hard drive. everything should be there.

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by ccsbz In reply to Copying files to new HDD

just xcopy old windows to new drive /s/e/y
and boot new drive.
because did not copy all hidden files.
like dat,vxd,dll's etc.

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