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Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3.4GB !!

By cyberghost_1 ·
I cloned a 3.4GB HDD to a 40.0GB HDD using Ghost. The source HDD was Win98 (NOT Win98SE) The cloned HDD was updated to WinXP PRO...now the problem is that the cloned HDD says it has 2.93 GB TOTAL !! I don?t remember how to get the HDD to show its actual size.
How can I clone a 3.4GB HDD to a larger HDD and keep the size of the Destination HDD...I have done it before but I think it happened without me purposely doing it...Any tips?
One other thing I went straight from the regular Win98 to WinXP PRO....
The PC is 800MHz VIA Samuel 2, 128MB RAM....

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3. ...

You may have not selected the option to resize disk when cloning the disk, by default it should resize.
See
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sunset-c2002kb.nsf/4bfcbd4eda243a6c85256ee600554cb2/43db1d92628e75f685256ee500610c53?OpenDocument&src=bar_sch_nam

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3. ...

Hi

Seems that the destination drive has just a 3.4GB partition on it. You should be able to use Fdisk to allocate the remaining space to one or more partitions which will show up as separate drives.

Good luck

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by willcomp In reply to Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3. ...

Normally Ghost will use full drive by default when cloning drive to drive. Did you by any chance select partition instead of drive?

Dalton

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by LiamE In reply to Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3. ...

As the others have mentioned it sounds like you cloned the partition rather than the disk.

You could use fdisk to create a drive in the remaining space as said previously giveing you a result like...c: size 3.4GB and d: size 36GB. If you did that though i think the lack of size on the system partition would become a big PITA sooner rather than later, better to sort the problem out now.

2 options

1) Reclone and use the whole disk, which may not be feasable if you've done work on the new drive since the clone.
Or...
2) Use a utility like partition magic to increase the size of the partion to use the free space. If you hae it / can get hold of it this really is the best way to go.

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by melvin_780702 In reply to Cloned HDD 40GB...Says 3. ...

Try this bro in win98....first partition and format your 40 GB as you desire, I pressume you prefer only one drive...after formatting, slave your new drive into your system...boot as you normally would in your 3.4 GB....Click start...then run....type xcopy c:\*.* /k/e/r/c/h d .....this will clone your 3.4 into the 40 GB....

GoodLuck

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